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.
Most of our classes are held in the Besler Building at 4053 Harlan Street in Emeryville, CA. Please confirm the exact location before showing up there though!
FARMcurious was founded by Nicole Kramer Easterday of Oakland, California. Nicole is an urban farmer who teaches urban homesteading classes with a focus on cheesemaking, fermenting and simple charcuterie for individuals and team-building activities. She revels in the science of these activities and loves to share it with others. She received her artisan cheesemaking certificate from the College of Marin in 2011.
Nicole has been growing vegetables in an urban setting for over a decade and is constantly discovering new ways to grow more food in compact spaces. Having kept chickens as a child, she now tends a small flock in her backyard in Oakland. As part of her urban homesteading lifestyle, Nicole runs FARMcurious, tends to the garden and animals and grows much of her family’s own produce. She also crafts her own cheese and cans & ferments seasonal produce in addition to being mom to the best tiny farmer in the world.
Ruben is the face you’re likely to see if you attend one of our workshops or classes. A contractor by trade, he’s also a longtime home gardener, fermenter, mead-maker, DIY enthusiast and all-around fun guy. He’s also passionate about music and knows everyone! Once you meet him, you’ll understand why.
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 Instagram, Atlassian, Rock Wall Winery, Genentech, AirBnb and more. Please contact us for options, availability and pricing at 510.410.3761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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