Bread Baking in an Outdoor Clay Oven, August 28

As part of NOFA-NH’s 2010 Summer Organic Garden & Farm Toursa workshop on bread baking in an outdoor clay oven will be offered on Saturday, August 28: 

Bread Baking in an Outdoor Clay Oven Workshop

Bible Hill Farm, Bradford, NH

Saturday, August 28, 11 a.m.


This will be a great opportunity to participate in the process of baking organic bread in an outdoor wood-fired “Quebec” oven made of clay and brick. Tom Dunne of Bible Hill Farm got into outdoor bread baking after he saw a clay oven built by master builder Dale Hissler. Tom then learned about the process of baking bread in this kind of oven from a breadmaker/cheesmaker in Norwich, VT, who continues to bake bread under the sky using a community clay oven. Participants will shape up to 50 small loaves, and baking will occur in three separate batches. Everyone will take home a loaf of their making. Flavors on the list will include cheddar-serrano (chile), walnut, raisin-cinnamon, French and garlic herb breads. Participants can bring other ingredients to incorporate into their dough.


Tom said if you want to learn how to do the process from start, you can arrive at the farm at 6 AM when he will fire up the oven and mix the dough. Tom Dunne has been raising certified organic fruits and vegetables for 9 years, and has been baking bread for 3 years. If it rains, there is plenty of porch space and an awning to continue this workshop.


Directions: From South, take I 89 N. Take exit 9 for NH-103 toward Warner/Bradford. Turn right at NH-103 W. Turn left at Melvin Mills Rd. Take the 2nd left onto Melvin Rd. Continue onto Bible Hill Rd. Destination will be on the right.


Workshop is $10 for NOFA members, $15 for non-members (children under 18 no charge). To pre-register, or if you have questions or financial need, please contact Barbara Sullivan, Business Manager NOFA-NH (Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH) 4 Park Street, Suite 208 Concord, NH 03301 Ph: 603-224-5022 Fax: 603-228-6492 Email:


Details at Tours are held rain or shine (extreme weather will cancel).

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