The base of the oven is made from stone and brick recovered from the museum grounds, as well as sand and old glass bottles. Topping that is a layer of firebrick, and the oven wall is made from cob, a mixture of local clay, sand and straw, with a brick chimney. Built by volunteers of all ages from the community, at the staggering cost of $7.00 (yes, seven dollars!), this oven is capable of heating to 1000°F. When heated to the proper temperature, pizzas take two minutes to bake.
Foods of the Fundy Valley offers baked-to-order pizza for sale every Saturday at the Museum market, from 11AM to 1PM. We make our dough with Speerville Flour from Woodstock, NB, and offer a choice of toppings – sausage from AnC Meats, sauce and veggies from Farmer Brown’s and Liptay Farms. Stop by and watch our cob oven chef in action, and enjoy a delicious, artisanal, local pizza.
The cob oven was a collaborative project, led by FFV member and Albert County resident Marion Steeves, between Foods of the Fundy Valley, the Albert County Museum, and the community as a whole. Built from all natural and repurposed materials from the Museum site and the Fundy area, it is truly a local creation that has been the center of attraction at our Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday at the Museum.
Food, Farming & Fishing
Connecting Albert County celebrates the healthy and delicious food harvested in rural Albert County, including seafood, meat, poultry, wild and cultivated vegetables, fruit and herbs.
We make it easier to find local food by listing the details about farmers’ markets, lobster seasons, and other food-related news. We also profile local fishermen, farmers and cooks in our newsletter so that you can to know the people who grow, catch or prepare your food.
For more information on local food production, see Foods of the Fundy Valley.
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