Mostly prevalent in Europe, they are emerging on the American scene and gaining in popularity. Colorado has one known community oven located in Carbondale. We have visited that oven and been in communication with them during the planning process.
In the present day, community ovens have proved to be a great hub for cooperative baking projects as well as a wholesome social/relationship gathering spot. Events built around food and fellowship promote a cohesive community while building connections with others that might not occur otherwise.
Community ovens have become a way for local religious communities to reach out to their neighbors and larger communities. For example, The Twin Cities in Minnesota is now home to three church-based community ovens.
The Trinity sponsored project will be the first such facility on the Colorado Front Range. We believe that with the community’s high interest in food, this oven will become a valuable addition to the community as well as the entire Northern Front Range.