Foraging with a Mission

Desert Forager was founded by John Slattery in 2014. A local herbalist, forager, and author, John wanted to bring the great variety of flavors of the Sonoran desert into a modern context via ancestral and traditional beverages. Local, wild-harvested prickly pear fruit juice is the foundational ingredient for many of our natural sodas and tepache beverages.

John creates unique seasonal beverages from locally foraged, organically grown, and gleaned fruits and herbs to create healing and delicious beverages to be served on tap.

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Our Products

Desert Forager is committed to creating delicious, unique, healthful beverages that use fresh, organic, local ingredients whenever possible.

Our current offerings to restaurants, bars, cafes & events include:

Prickly Pear Shrub Syrups

Prickly Pear Tepache

Desert Forager Sonoran Sunrise

Desert Forager Vanilla Creme

Seasonal & Limited Edition Beverages