to educate, inspire and equip the urban homesteader



Organic products and inspiration to help your edible landscape bloom.



Kits, equipment and ingredients for lacto-fermentation plus brewing wine, beer, vinegar and more.



Join a small group of eager students and a knowledgeable instructor to pick up a new skill – learn cheesemaking, brewing, fermenting, keeping backyard chickens and more.



Unique tools and supplies for preserve the harvest through canning, drying, fermenting and other time-honored methods.



A collection of useful, whimsical and beautiful items to help you live a more sustainable, earth-friendly existence. Pick up supplies for your backyard beasts here as well.



Kits, ingredients, books and more to boost your cheesemaking addiction.

Ultimate Homstead Starter Kit

Win an Ultimate Homestead Starter Kit!

The Oakland Eat Real Festival is this weekend and for fun we’re doing  a photo booth with lots of silly props. To spice it up even more we thought it would be fun to allow people to tag the photos of themselves on the FARMcurious Facebook page to be entered into a drawing for a… more

September 16th, 2014 | 58 Comments


Oakland Planning Commission Discusses Right to Grow Food TONIGHT (9/17) Please attend!

TONIGHT (Sept 17th) at 6pm the Oakland Planning Commission will be discussing a major positive change being considered to affect the currently confusing (and somewhat prohibitive) urban agriculture permitting structure. If the proposed changes pass, it will be a huge win for Oakland backyard farmers. It’s important to have high attendance in support of the changes, so… more

September 16th, 2014 | No Comments


7 Ways to Connect with What You Eat

“They’re growing!” My friend reported to me that a mushroom-growing kit I’d given her had, in fact, made mushrooms. “Now what do I do with it?” she inquired. “You eat them.” I replied. “Are you sure they are OK?” she asked with some trepidation. Don’t put that in your mouth, you have no idea where its been! We’ve all heard that… more

August 13th, 2014 | No Comments

Three Cheeses in Three Hours

Three Cheeses in Three Hours

Learn to make three distinct types of cheese (mozzarella, chevre & ricotta) then enjoy a wine pairing in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop.

* Oct 3, 2014 7-10pm (Oakland)

* Oct 5, 2014 11am-2pm (Oakland)

* Oct 17, 2014 7-10pm (Oakland)

* Oct 24, 2014 7-10pm (Oakland)

* Oct 26, 2014 11am-2pm (Oakland)

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Preserving 101: Canning & Drying Tomatoes

Tomato Close-Up

This class will cover all the canning and drying basics as we preserve a gigantic tomato harvest.  

September 6, 2014 10:30am-12:30pm (Oakland)

Create Bloomy-Rinded Cheeses at Home

Bloomy Options by the MilkMaid

FARMcurious brings the spectacular San Francisco Milk Maid back to show us a whirlwind introduction to home cheesemaking with a focus on bloomy-rinded cheese. So easy, so decadent!

  • Sept 14, 11am-1:30pm (SF)

Grow Your Own Blue Cheese

MM Farmcurious Blue 1. 250

FARMcurious brings the spectacular San Francisco Milk Maid to show us a whirlwind introduction to home cheesemaking with a focus on the style of blue cheeses.

  • June 22, 2014 12-3pm (SF)