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.
See our new COVID-19 guidelines for info on how we are safely operating the oven!
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)...
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
Things you can do at the wood-fired oven
Join our volunteer team! Sign up to become a “Fire Master”.
what’s coming up
Be the first to get notified about upcoming events at the oven by joining our email community.
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?