What is the Front Street community oven?
It is a warm and inviting community space for people to cook, eat, and gather together in the park. A firemaster lights the fire and heats the oven, and you arrive later in the day to cook and bake your food.
our guiding Values
Our values were prepared by our 8 founding board members and from notes Adam and Duncan took from conversations with community members at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. Everything we do will be lead by our values.
We strive to bring people together; generosity and gratitude are at the heart of what we do. We believe our web is stronger when we are connected. We aim to provide opportunities to share food and space, while slowing down and being present.
Inclusion and Diversity
We believe in wellness for all, including those who may feel under-served within our community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate at oven events. Our space is a place of kindness, respect, cooperation, and connection.
We believe in being accountable to each other, those we serve, and those who support our efforts – from financial transparency to staying true to our values and principles. We strive for order, effectiveness, and efficiency, with clear communication and organization at all levels.
Fun and adventure are intertwined with how we function as a community organization. We aim to provide opportunities for people of all ages to make and learn about food, so it can be incorporated into their daily lives. We value experimenting, expanding horizons, and trying new things; this can be exciting but also intimidating, so we’ve incorporated fun into all aspects of learning.
Join Our Unstoppable Community of Supporters
Phase 1 is well under way. We now invite you to donate towards Phase 2. All our supporters who donate $100 or more will be recognized on our supporter wall on the building. Donations of $500 or more can have a business name on the building on our supporter wall.
The best way to donate is online, using a credit card (look to the right or below). Or, you can send a cheque to: Front Street Community Oven Society, 2700 Greenfield Rd, Gaspereau, NS, B4P 2R1
Become an Oven Supporter
Choose your donation option and then click the donate button below
Where & when is it open?
Robie Tufts Nature Park, 122 Front Street, Wolfville, NS
From July to October 2019 there will be at least one free “open oven” day per week where the oven is running for 4-6 hours; this will be a regularly scheduled time. The oven will also be available to book for events and gatherings once things get up and running.
Things you can do at the wood-fired oven
Join our volunteer team! Sign up to become a “Fire Master”.
what’s coming up
We’ll be starting to build when the ground is warm enough in spring 2019. Stay updated with news about special events beginning this spring!
Inspiration for the Idea
This is the Park Avenue Community Oven in Dartmouth. Ours will be similar in that it’s in the park, but a different design. Our volunteer architect is working on it and we’re working with the Wolfville architectural committee to ensure it fits aesthetically with the town.
Want to learn more about sponsorship and donation options?
This community oven started as a dream of Adam Barnett & Duncan Ebata, inspired by the magic of bringing people together to cook together, eat together, celebrate and share stories.
Dear Oven Community, We’re getting close. We had a lovely impromptu volunteer firemaster gathering and volunteer recruitment event down at the oven on Saturday, June 8. As we stood in the park, welcoming people and sharing tastes of various pizzas, scones, fresh...
Hello friends, As winter ends and spring begins, our thoughts are moving toward the exciting progress and construction of our Front Street Community Oven project. We soon will be sharing a working wood-fired oven with you all! On May 21st 7pm (see Facebook event)...
Hi folks, We’re getting really really close! Soon, we’ll be eating pizza and other wood-fired yumminess in the park!!
We've been fortunate to receive lots of news coverage about the Front Street Community Oven (Formerly Wolfville Community Oven). Here's a handful of the articles published so far....
Adam and I (Duncan) were sitting at the park, doing a video update about the Front Street Community Oven (called Wolfville Community Oven at the time) and Jeff Cantwell, our Wolfville Mayor whizzed by on his bike. Naturally, because it's a Wolfville and a small town,...
Our amazing team is so excited to host our first public fundraiser event for the Front St Community Oven in Wolfville. Please join us for pizza and jazz at the The Noodle Guy. Now on January 27th, 2019 from 3pm-7pm. The evening will include topping your pizza with...
Hi folks. It’s been a long time! But be assured…the Community Oven is still happening! After we received the official agreement with the Town of Wolfville to build the oven in the Robie Tufts Park, we decided to take a bit to a breather; both of us had been...