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.

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Get a Jump on Holiday Gift-Making

We’ve all done it. Scrambling through cupboards wishing we hadn’t opened that last jar of apple jam or bottle of orange bitters. “It would have made the perfect gift!” you say, exasperated and empty-handed. This year think ahead and get going on DIY projects NOW to avoid that What-do-I get-Aunt-Louise? holiday conundrum. Apples, pears, grapes,… more

October 15th, 2014 | No Comments

reCAP Blue Cap and Silver

reCAP Mason jar cap giveaway!!

Those clever folks at reCAP keep coming out with MORE ways to improve on the already awesome Mason jar! Their original pour lid is an indispensable mason jar component, and soon it will be available in beautiful BLUE. Want to win one? How about 2? There are 3 ways to enter and the winner will… more

September 25th, 2014 | 44 Comments

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 | 64 Comments

FARMcurious Holiday Party

FARMcurious Holiday Party

The FARMcurious Holiday Party has become a tradition and we’re looking forward to celebrating with our valued customers and partners.

Three Cheeses in Three Hours with Wine

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.

* Nov 2, 2014 11am-2pm (Oakland)

* Nov 9, 2014 11am-2pm (Oakland)

* Nov 21, 2014 7-10pm (Oakland)

* Nov 23, 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!

  • Feb 21, 2015, 11am-1:30pm (OAK!)

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)