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.

Available for Local Pickup at our production facility (245 S Plumer Ave. STE 26 Tucson, AZ 85719)    M, W, & F 9a-3p.

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


                    Prickly Pear Chia Lemonade

            Prickly Pear Limeade

Prickly Pear Shrub Syrups

Prickly Pear Tepache

Prickly Pear-Grapefruit Tepache

Seasonal & Limited Edition Beverages