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Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2016 | By Nicole Easterday |

The Complete Happy Hen Guide

It's that time of year again when in a flurry of excitement over spring chickens, we start to plan for the arrival of new our feathered friends.

Between your chickens’ health and building them a happy home, there’s a lot to consider in chicken ownership. Luckily, over the years we’ve collected a slew of resources for first time chicken owners and seasoned coop keepers alike.

Here is our all-inclusive list of necessities and resources to ensure that you start your chickens off on the right foot!

Posted Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | By Alycia Lang |

New Recipe: Indian Spiced Lentils with Lacto-Fermented Carrots

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | By Alycia Lang |

4 Tips For Gardening In A Drought

We’re in the middle of the most severe drought on record in the state, and while we are expecting (fingers crossed) a wet winter, one El Niño season is unfortunately probably not enough to end it.

While we all seem to be doing a bit to conserve water (Californians used 28% less water this year than last), one well ­intended trend we’ve noticed amongst our homesteader friends is the choice to abandon their backyard food gardens all together. While we’d all like to think that the most effective way to reduce our water usage is to simply use less of it (intuitive, right?), it may not be quite that simple when it comes to growing food.

Posted Monday, December 07, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

A Recipe And A Giveaway With Karen Solomon

Win a copy of Karen Solomon's new book Asian Pickles! Chock full of recipes from Korea, Japan, China, India, and beyond, this is an awesome addition to any fermenter's library.

As a special treat, we've included a recipe for Paneer Stuffed Pickled Chiles from the book below. If you like what you see, enter to win the whole book! It's free, easy, and bound to be delicious if you win! ;)

Enter HERE!

Posted Monday, November 23, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

FARMcurious is hiring an office assistant

FARMcurious is adding an office assistant to the team! Are you or do you know the right person for the job?

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | By Nicole Easterday |

Recipe: Thai Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup with Fermented Radishes

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

DIY Fermenting Weights

A tutorial on creating your own handcrafted, BPA-free fermenting weights from items you can easily find around the kitchen.

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | By Nicole Easterday |

Fermented Fingers: The Ultimate Addition to Your Witch's Pantry

Create creepy fermented "ogre fingers" for some ghoulishly probiotic Halloween fun.

Posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

Cuddle Yogurt: The Yogurt Making Method That Wasn't

Earlier this month, we wrote a brief comment at the end of another blog post about a rumored method of making yogurt called "cuddle yogurt." After many trials, it is with great disappointment that we report to you that cuddling your yogurt culture is not in fact a viable way to make yogurt (womp). While we don't have great yogurt to share at the end of this experiment, we do have a few funny stories and a lot of a yogurt-like substance that more closely resembles buttermilk. As the first hand director of this great experiment, I'd like to walk you through how on earth this simultaneously great and terrible idea came about.

Posted Saturday, September 19, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |