FARMcurious is a company designed to educate, inspire and equip urban homesteaders with an interest in producing their own food, reducing their ecological footprint and eating seasonally and sustainably without abandoning their urban lifestyles.
Urban homesteading means something different to everyone but the movement arose in part from the growing separation between people and the food we eat. FARMcurious hopes to encourage people to relearn the skills of home food production and preservation for the sake of life balance, health, eco-friendliness and flavor without having to completely abandon their urban lifestyle. By learning one step at a time, it’s easier than you might imagine!
FARMcurious teaches high-end culinary classes focused on traditional cooking skills such as cheesemaking, fermenting and charcuterie. Every now and again we do something out of the ordinary like mushroom cultivation, greywater installation or backyard chickens.
You can check out our publicly-offered classes on the Class Page or contact us to inquire about private team-building events or birthday parties, bachelorettes, etc. All private events can be customized to meet your needs and you can come to our space or we can come to you!
We're a small business and work out of our home near the Oakland Zoo. Locals can call us to arrange local pickup of an item you see on our Online Store.
Follow-Along Virtual Events (FAVEs) are held online via Zoom. Check our calendar to see what's available.
Live in-person classes can be found at 825 Bancroft Way in Berkeley and in the Castro Valley Marketplace at 3295 Castro Valley Blvd in Castro Valley. Please confirm the exact location before showing up for a workshop!
Nicole Easterday is the founder of FARMcurious, teaching the science of cheesemaking, fermenting and simple charcuterie for individuals and team-building events.
Nicole is an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional and Subject Matter Expert. She teaches science-focused cheesemaking and fermenting classes for individuals and team-building. She received her ACS Certified Cheese Professional certification in 2020, her artisan cheesemaking certificate from the College of Marin in 2011, and placed seventh in Cheesemonger Invitational in 2019. She loves to meet new people and geek out on curds.
Christina is the face you’re likely to see if you attend one of our workshops or classes. A trained sommelier and all-around amazing person, Christina will make you feel right at home with her mix of Southern hospitality and Bay Area mindset.
Corporate Events & Private Parties
Nicole Easterday, the owner of FARMcurious, hosts team-building and corporate entertainment events for groups and businesses in the SF Bay Area. From cheesemaking to fermentation, we offer a range of events that would be perfect for your group's next get-together. We’ve done private events for Facebook, Instagram, Atlassian, Rock Wall Winery, Genentech, AirBnb and so many more. Please contact us for options, availability and pricing at 510.410.3761 or email@example.com.
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