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Community Oven in Colorado

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Carbondale Comm...

Community Oven in Colorado

Here in Carbondale, Colorado, we will soon be building a community wood-fired bread oven, a noncommercial place for bread makers to bake together.  We feel that it is a good alternative to having twenty or thirty individuals bake at home in their individual kitchens, especially in this town, where community spirit is very strong and where many people grow their own food.   We would be interested in hearing from any of you who have experience with the community aspect of baking.  Do you have any suggestions for us?  Any pictures of your own community ovens, or ones located in other parts of the world?  Public response to the idea has been overwhelmingly positive, and we can hardly wait to begin.

 carbondalecommunityoven.weebly.com.

Linda 

 

 

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dmsnyder

Hi, Linda.

I have no personal experience with community ovens, or wood fired ovens for that matter. I probably never will, because of air pollution problems where I live. But I just have to say what a totally cool idea I think this is. 

There are a number of bakers on TFL who do use WFO's, and I bet they will have some helpful suggestions for you. I hope you keep us abreast of your progress on this project.

David

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ClimbHi

Look here:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08276/916604-34.stm

Includes contact info for the guy who got the project rolling.

ClimbHi
Pittsburgh, PA

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Carbondale Comm...

Here in Carbondale, Colorado, our community wood-fired oven is becoming closer to being a reality!  For those who may be interested in a project like this in their own communities, we have posted our most recent meeting minutes on our website.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.