FARMcurious Blog

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 |

FARMcurious is Hiring!

Have you ever dreamed of working for a growing little startup company, seeing what it takes to build a business from the ground? We're currently seeking an Administrative/Marketing Coordinator to help the Founder with day-to-day execution of tasks related to the retail operation of urban homesteading products, events and classes. The ideal candidate will be extremely flexible and enjoy a constantly changing environment in a small, growing company where priorities may shift from day to day.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

Win your favorite FARMcurious product!

FARMcurious will be giving away someone’s wish list favorite once a week from Nov 17-Dec 13th, so choose something for yourself while you’re shopping for friends and family.

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

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.

Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

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 get 1 of the not-yet-released wide mouth blue pour caps AND one of the original silver caps in the narrow mouth size.

Posted Thursday, September 25, 2014 | By Alycia Lang |

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 really amazing Ultimate Homestead Starter Kit. If you happen to be a conscientious objector of Facebook or you don't live locally enough to swing by our photo booth, we wanted to offer another way to be entered into the drawing. So here it is.

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | By Nicole Easterday |