Building an Outdoor Oven

Loading Events

Co-sponsored by Morning Glory Farm and MOFGA.

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! Wood fired earth 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.

Jesse Stevens, experienced outdoor oven builder and local nursery owner, will lead this workshop. It 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.

A person stands on a short ladder, working on building the upper portion of an outdoor oven

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 a bathroom. All meals will be served outdoors in an open-air, covered area. 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.

Covid Safety Considerations: The hosts and instructor of the workshop have received their COVID vaccinations. If participants have not been vaccinated we ask that they wear masks during the workshop when they are unable to maintain social distance from others.

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 unique fruit trees.

This workshop has filled. To be placed on the waiting list please email [email protected].

Scroll to Top
Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter of happenings at MOFGA.