Eat Together

Cook Together

Be Together

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.

Community

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.

Accountability

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.

Lifelong Learning

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.

 

 

Where & when is it open?

Robie Tufts Nature Park, 122 Front Street, Wolfville, NS
From May 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?

the backstory

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.

core volunteer team

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Pizza & Jazz at the Noodle Guy – now on Jan 27th 2019

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...

November 2018 Update

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...

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