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.


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

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:

Fermenting Set Tube

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 | 3 Comments | Tags:

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)

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.

* August 15, 2014 7-10pm (Oakland)

* August 17, 2014 11am-2pm (Oakland)

* Sept 5, 2014 7-10pm (Oakland)

* Sept 7, 2014 11am-2pm (Oakland)

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

* Oct 5, 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)

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)