FARMcurious Blog

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 Thursday, February 05, 2015 | By Nicole Easterday |

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 Thursday, December 18, 2014 | By Nicole Easterday |

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 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | By Jared Easterday |

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 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

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 Friday, December 05, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

Fermenting Process In Photos

Have you read our page on using your FARMcurious Fermenting Set but can't quite visualize how it goes? Let us walk you through it!

Posted Friday, December 05, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

Holiday Party DIY Swap & Free Gifts

So you know we're having a party on Saturday, right? You're invited, of course! AND we're giving away free stuff! Here's the catch: you have to bring something to share that you made. It could be a canning project, knitting creation, baked goodies, paper crafts, fermented, bejeweled, homegrown, home get the idea! Bring more than one for more swapping power.

Posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

We have a gift for that!

We've considered our own loved-ones and put together some unique ideas to surprise and delight people from all walks of life. In line with our mission of connecting people with their food, we offer fun DIY classes and products to go with them. Give a gift that inspires someone and, if you're lucky, you might get some fresh cheese or tangy ferments as a thank you! Struggling with what to get a curious cousin? Check our Maker list. Perhaps you are hunting for something elegant for your urban uncle - the Minimalist list has the answer. Whether you are inspiring someone to try something new or deepen their knowledge in something they already love, we have plenty of food for thought! Take a look at the themed guides below and if you don't find what you're looking for there's more on our website.

Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

Bacteria all around us

Last week we sat in on a discussion hosted by CUESA and Kitchen Table Talks (a joint project of 18 Reasons and Civil Eats) about the unseen and largely unknown world of bacteria, a subject near and dear to FARMcurious.

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014 | By Nicole Easterday |

Reduce waste, feed the hungry. FARMcurious and Food Shift.

You have a plum tree in your front yard and can only eat so many. The extra ripe unpicked fruit is falling to the ground. What do you do?

One answer is to preserve it. As you know, we at FARMcurious are big fans of all the kitchen traditions that let you enjoy foods well past their season. I’m talking about jams, cheeses, pickles, fruit wines, kimchis…the list goes on. We teach the skills and sell the equipment to preserve what you have now for later. The added bonus is that those baskets of plums or gallons of milk don't end up in the trash.

An astounding 40% of all food produced in the U.S. is wasted, and at the same time 1 in 6 Americans aren’t sure when or if they will get their next meal.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | By Jared Easterday |