FARMcurious

to educate, inspire and equip the urban homesteader

Grow

Garden

Organic products and inspiration to help your edible landscape bloom.

Brew

Ferment

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

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Classes

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.

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Preserve

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

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Lifestyle

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.

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Cheesemaking

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

Gut Bacteria

Who says fermenting is good for you?

A Kickstarter backer to our Fermenting Set project recently posted that he’d like to see some links to articles claiming the health benefits of fermentation. Well, ask and you shall receive. Who thinks eating fermented food might be good for you? Apparently all these guys…. NPR: Gut bacteria may guide the working of our minds Less… more

June 15th, 2014 | No Comments | Tags:

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FARMcurious Fermenting Set – a Simpler Way to Culture

You can hardly turn on the news without hearing about a new discovery about the “human microbiome”, that collection of bacteria living in an on our bodies. Study findings tell us that a more diverse collection of ‘gut bacteria’ will help with everything from a weak immune system, irritable bowel syndrome and even obesity! So… more

May 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments | Tags:

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T-Shirt Caption Contest

Nominate a caption for our Kickstarter Reward T-Shirt and win some fun prizes including the new FARMcurious Fermenting Set with ReCAP! There are times when it feels I’m bursting with clever, creative ideas and just lack time to execute them all. Then, there are times when I just can’t come up with a pithy line… more

May 7th, 2014 | 46 Comments

Preserving 101: Canning & Drying Tomatoes

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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)

Fermentation Lesson, Swap and Book-Signing with Kate Payne of The Hip Girl’s Guide Books

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Learn the basics of lacto-fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation, bring fermented food to swap and meet accomplished author and DIY maven Kate Payne (author of Hip Girls Guides) at this super affordable event.

June 26, 2014 7-9pm

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.

* July 11, 2014 7-10pm (Oakland)

* July 13, 2014 11am-2pm (SOLD OUT)

* August 1, 2014 7-10pm (Oakland)

* August 3, 2014 11am-2pm (Oakland)

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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)