FARMcurious Blog


Crafting Brie & Camembert at Home: Progress Day 2!

We had a great workshop last weekend where we started some beautiful cheeses with the guidance of San Francisco Milk Maid. Follow along with our progress here!

Posted on 25 Aug 13:49

Recipe: A Near Perfect Bacon Alternative With Only 3 Ingredients

I could say that this post is especially for all the vegetarians out there, but let's be real – this one is for everyone because it's about bacon.

For most meat eaters, there is no substitute for the texture of the real thing. But I'm here to tell you that we may have found an alternative that scratches the bacon itch so well that even non vegetarians approve: Shiitake Bacon. The best part is it has only three ingredients!

Posted on 24 Aug 12:15

Homemade Yogurt: You're Doing it Wrong

One of the best birthday gifts I ever received arrived in a tiny plastic container, unlabeled and mysterious. A friend of mine had been a chef at Google when the infamous food scientist Harold McGee visited and brought along a batch of his homemade yogurt to share with the chefs. I was lucky enough to receive a little bit of this starter and Harold’s special science-based instructions.

Posted on 20 Aug 17:01

Recipe: Potato salad with fermented vegetables

Classic potato salad mixed with fermented vegetables makes for a delicious summer barbecue or picnic side dish that everyone will love. Get creative and feel free to add whatever fermented veggies you have on hand for this probiotic take on a beloved warm weather dish.

Posted on 20 Aug 16:41

How to make the best goat cheese

I’ve been teaching cheesemaking classes for several years now and I find time after time that the fresh handmade chevre (goat cheese) is the thing people can’t stop raving about. Not only is it adored by goat cheese lovers, it’s been known to win the hearts and minds of erstwhile goat cheese-haters in my classes. Someone walks up to the cheese table, puts something they think might be ricotta on a cracker and falls in love with it just to find it’s made from goat’s milk! The horror! Wait, this is actually pretty good.

Posted on 18 Aug 16:58

Fulfill Your New Year's Resolutions with Kits & Classes

No matter what your New Years resolutions were, we think 2015 is a great year to try your hand at learning some new food skills! Whether you want to learn the basics of cheesemaking, fermenting, and meat curing or take your skills to the next level, we've got a class for you. Check out our schedule and reserve your spot now--these classes will fill up quickly!

Posted on 05 Feb 10:51

Give the Gift of Self-Reliance

Every year as the holidays roll around, many of us are faced with the same dilemma: do we keep buying our loved ones things they might not need and that may end up sitting around and cluttering their house?  We want to show our friends and family we care about them, but we also want our gifts to be useful, not just something else that gets shoved in a closet or returned (or even re-gifted!).  So many of us have too much stuff already, and often not enough space to accommodate it all.

Wouldn't it be great to give your friends and family something that they would use not just once but continue to use for years to come?  What if that gift could also inspire them to learn new skills, rekindle lost traditions, and live in a more sustainable, eco-friendly way?

Posted on 18 Dec 14:50

FARMcurious Holiday Party called a "life-changer"

We knew it would be a fun afternoon, but we were blown away at our Holiday Party on Saturday! What an amazing group of DIY experts, aficionados and newbies, and all of them swapping ideas, stories and homemade creations. Who knows what will come out of this?

Posted on 10 Dec 11:36

Stocking Stuffers for the Curious

You may need Sasquatch-sized stockings once you look at this list! We have tons of little treats to tuck into a stocking or tie on top of a present and give your favorite urban homesteaders a little something extra. A few of these and you just may get some homemade or homegrown goodies as a thank you!

Posted on 10 Dec 03:45

Meet FARMcurious team member Tali

FARMcurious is excited to welcome a new member to our team! Tali comes to us with a well-rounded history revolving around food and farms. She will be helping us to keep great urban homesteading products on the website and keep you informed through social media and our newsletters. If you see her in our booth or at one of our fun classes, be sure to say Hi!  

Posted on 05 Dec 13:42