|Über uns||A one-stop shop for all your urban homesteading needs!|
|Mission||We offer accessible, quality supplies for self-sufficiency, especially those that would otherwise be difficult or inconvenient to source. We offer a continuum of learning options, creating consistently awesome introductory content while tapping into a network of specialists to help people take their skills to higher levels. We forge alliances with grassroots organizations that promote self-sufficiency and sustainability through education.|
Homestead Junction (formerly Homesteader's Emporium) carries everything you need to get started with a variety of home self-sufficiency projects, like growing and preserving your own food, making cheese, keeping chickens, or making soap.
If you're new to these things, you've come to the right place! We'll be a great resource for beginners with knowledgeable staff, demonstrations, and instructional workshops.
All workshops and events are held at our retail storefront at 649 E Hastings unless otherwise stated. To register, please visit http://www.homesteadersemporium.ca/events and click the title of the event you wish to attend.
Please note we have ceased full-time retail operations.
Our retail store will open only during once-monthly pop-up Market Weekends:
Friday March 10th: 11am-6pm (stick around afterward for a social! Cash bar with proceeds going to support the ACLU)
Saturday March 11th: 11am-6pm
Sunday March 12th: 11am-5pm
Friday April 7th: 11am-6pm
Saturday April 8th: 11am-6pm
Sunday April 9th: 11am-5pm
Friday May 12th: 11am-6pm
Saturday May 13th: 11am-6pm
Sunday May 14th: 11am-5pm
Web orders may be picked up at the next Market Weekend, or any Wed-Sat between 10am and 3pm at Hidden City Records at 651 E Hastings (adjacent to Homestead Junction storefront).
Beekeeping (including mason bees)
Gardening (for growing food!)
Grinding flour and baking
Cheese and yogurt making
Food preservation (jam, preserves, pickling, drying, and canning!)
Other fermentation (sauerkraut and kimchi!)
Soap and candle making