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John Reid of Redbeard Historic Bakery in Trentham, Victoria, Australia is all about good bread and sustainable local grain

Published on: 07 August 2019

If you get John Reid talking about good bread and local grain economies, be prepared for a hearty, robust conversation. John's vast experience as a baker, oven builder and grain advocate has taken him from his small town outside Melbourne Australia to as far away as Canada, the USA and the UK in his quest to learn and bring that knowledge home.

In this episode, Mark learns about the magic of Scotch ovens, the ethos behind Redbeard and why continued wheat breeding for local ecosystems is so important.


Helpful Links:

@redbeardhistoricbakery on Instagram

Redbeard Historic Bakery website

The Grainz Gathering, 7-9 October 2019 

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