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Building an Outdoor Woodfired Oven

Co-sponsored by Morning Glory Farm & MOFGA


May 23-24, 2020
9 a.m., Saturday to 4 p.m., Sunday
Morning Glory Farm, Bethel

Fee: $160; $130 for MOFGA members
All meals included, as well as optional camping on-site.
Other accommodation options are available in nearby Bethel.


Learn to build a cob oven at beautiful Morning Glory Farm in Bethel, Maine! These ovens make it possible to bake incredible crusty breads and pizzas outdoors at home. We will construct an earth oven during this hands-on 2-day workshop, giving participants the skills and confidence to build their own.

Led by Jesse Stevens, we will cover design considerations, materials sourcing, mix recipes, heat management, baking methods, and more. Day 1 will focus on constructing the dome of the oven and on Day 2 we will work on the insulation layer and plastering.

Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Please bring comfortable clothing, a water bottle, work gloves and a notebook. Camping is available at Morning Glory Farm with access to shower and bathroom – please indicate if you would like to camp when registering. Meals will be made with mostly organic and locally sourced ingredients from Morning Glory Farm & nearby farms.

About the instructor: Jesse Stevens has 15 years of experience building and operating wood-fired ovens of both cob and brick. Past projects have ranged from backyard settings to commercial restaurants and farms. Jesse also operates Sy's Trees, a nursery and orchard in Sweden, Maine that specializes in growing fruit including figs and kiwiberries.

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