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Suzanne Gessler of The Penny Loaf in Winnipeg, Manitoba pivots from City Planner to Bakery Owner

Published on: 28 November 2018

Suzanne Gessler was a social worker and city planner. In a way, she still is. As owner and baker at Penny Loaf in Winnipeg Manitoba, Suzanne is making sure her bakery plays a key role in her neighbourhood's vitality.

In this episode, Mark and Suzanne talk about changing careers to open a bakery, how she built a little gem in the Corydon neighbourhood of Winnipeg and how she built the massive wood fired brick oven that bakes all the bread.

Some links:

The Penny Loaf Bakery website

@thepennyloafbakery on Instagram

Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website

Mark on Instagram


Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin