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. 

Updates

Front Street Community Oven Update June 2019

Front Street Community Oven Update June 2019

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...

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Spring 2019 Update- Front Street Community oven

Spring 2019 Update- Front Street Community oven

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)...

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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 July to October 2019 every Saturday from 12pm-3pm. See Open Ovens page for details. The oven is also available to book for groups, please see “Bookings” in the menu above.

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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