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Tara Jensen brings great baking and social healing to her community in rural Kentucky

Published on: 08 May 2019

Tara Jensen is an author and an artist.  Her community is so lucky that bread and pastry are her media.

Over her baking career, Tara has built and rebuilt bakeries under her Smoke Signals brand, first in North Carolina and currently in rural Kentucky.  In this episode, Mark and Tara talk about her journey south from her native Maine, her baking and educational retreats and how starting baking for her community brings some social healing to people who have had a rough go in recent years.


Some links:

@bakerhands on Instagram

Smoke Signals website

Tara Jensen's book on Amazon

Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website

Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series

Mark on Instagram


Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin