Gift packs are now available

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, November 16th, 2018

Festive?  Well, yeah! We are too.  We’ve just made up all of these 6-pack gift bags and they’re here for you anytime you’re ready.  Each is a reusable branded wine tote bag with 6 full-sized bottles of cider, mead and cyser.  Includes the new pear cider and/or blackcurrant cider!  Each one is a different as […]

On tap this week:

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The tap lineup this week will be: Barrel aged dry cider $6 Ginger cider  $5  (yes, only 5 this week!) Pear cider $7 (yes- it’s back!) Mead $7 Frontenac red wine  $6 Sangria $7   Also- each day we’re open- come in and pick up a free ticket to be entered in the universe’s first […]

Minnesota history trivia tonight.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Tonight being November 1st.  No, it’s not serial killer or Harry Potter trivia, but it’s pretty fun.  And you can win a free round of drinks. It doesn’t look like we’ll be too busy tonight, so your chances are better than average.  See you then!

Trick or Treat here on Halloween.

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, October 27th, 2018

  So here’s the trick.  You have to wear a costume.  Can’t just be a printed T-shirt.  It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but I want to see you in a costume! Then the treat:  On October 31, your cider shots (a 2.5 oz. sample glass) of any cider, cyser or mead will be only […]

Listen to Jeff on the ‘Rob Morgan is a Curious Person’ podcast

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 Hey!  I’m on a podcast.  Rob Morgan, of the abovementioned podcast interviewed me at the end of September.   We talk about how Urban Forage came to be- my experience with being laid off from my job- and how the time that gave me led to my writing a business plan for a winery!  A […]

Now foraging in a neighborhood near you

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, September 27th, 2018

It’s foraging season again and we’re out in force this year.  If you have an apple tree that goes unpicked, please email us at with; 1. the type of apple (if known) 2. how many trees 3. your address  4. your phone number  5. a picture of the tree (if you are able) If […]

Extra hours for LoLA weekend at Urban Forage

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

This weekend- Saturday, September the 15th and Sunday the 16th, we are open extra hours for the Longfellow League of Artists art crawl. Come see original (and reasonably priced!)paintings by local painter Laura Burlis,  beautiful jewelry and purses by Catalina Bauer Zucabau and newly framed linoleum block prints by Anita White.  They are all worth […]

Harry Potter trivia this Thursday at 7.

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Due to a serious lack of trivia theme double-checking on my part, Harry Potter trivia will be taking place this Thursday, not on the 9th as previously advertised. As always, there’ll be 30 extra-difficult questions to answer and a round of free drinks for the winning team.  See you there! Jeff

1970’s trivia tonight

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Yes- tonight.  30 questions, all about events, politics, music and technology of the 1970s, man. More trivia next Thursday at 7:00! Also- on a completely unrelated note- if you’re planning to book an event with us, please take a look at our event calendar, now posted online.  We’ve been booking quite a few lately, and […]

We’re CLOSED Sunday July 22 for Open Streets

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Hey!  We’re going to be serving cider at the first ever Longfellow Craft Beverage Garden- so we won’t be at Urban Forage tomorrow.  What does this mean?  It means that you can come have our cider- and some beer and cocktails- out in the open air and hear four really good local bands for free. […]

Today- Potter’s Pasties is here!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, July 14th, 2018

They’re here today!  Tasty pasties from the Britishest food truck.  No baby blimp overhead, but it’s still the closest you’ll get to London in the city of Minneapolis. Tonight (Saturday the 14th) until 8 PM.  

We’ll be at the Longfellow Craft Beverage Garden

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, July 12th, 2018

July 22.  Put it on your calendar. In addition to Open Streets on Lake and Minnehaha, there’ll be a truly fabulous booze garden, featuring two breweries, two distilleries and of course, one fantastic winery and cidery.  Entry is free and there will be music and (we think) some games as well.  Make us a stop […]

‘Friends’ trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Yes- it’s back- trivia all about the 1990’s TV show Friends.  Missed it last time?  Don’t miss it tomorrow! First prize is a round of drinks.   Interested? Participation is free.  Stop in at 7 PM on Thursday.

Hold your event at Urban Forage

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Are you hosting a bridal shower, birthday party, employee appreciation party, or political fundraiser?  We’ve hosted all of these and more!  Our capacity is 75 guests, so we’re just the right size for a medium-sized event. We charge $200 for a three hour facility rental and you can cater in food from any licensed vendor.  You […]

Decade trivia starts tonight!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, July 5th, 2018

This trivia Thursday theme is the 1990s.  All questions will concern events or trends during or between January 1990 and December 1999.   How well do you know this decade? The 80’s will be two weeks from now, followed by the 70’s in four weeks.  See you there!

Free parking right in front of the winery.

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, June 25th, 2018

Did you know you can park right in front of the winery every day, legally, for as long as you want after 5:30 PM?  You can.  Yes, there are a lot of signs to read, including one about no parking between 1:30 AM and 6:00 AM, but we’re not open then anyway. So yes- feel […]

Giving away two more tickets tonight!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, June 8th, 2018

  We have two more tickets for Saturday’s Cider Fest to give away.  Stop in at Urban Forage between 4:00 and 6:45 PM tonight (Friday June 8) and put your name in the jar, then we will pull one name at 7:00.   The winner will receive two free tickets. You must be on site at […]

Win free Cider Fest tickets at trivia tonight!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Tonight’s Thursday Trivia is all about hard cider- its history, how it is made and the geography of cider.  If you’re a cider geek- you should be at Urban Forage tonight. But not just for the fun- we also are giving away tickets to the 2018 Minnesota Craft Cider Festival to the 1st and 2nd […]