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It’s good to be back

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

The taproom has felt so empty these past few months, even with our brief attempt at reopening in July.  We’re looking forward to opening the doors again to the general public and getting the cider pouring again! If you haven’t yet heard we are opening Thursdays 4-9, Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 1-9 and Sundays 1-5 from the 24th […]


All bottles of cider are $9.25 plus tax today!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Saturday September 19- we’re having a cider sale!  All bottles of cider are $9.25 which comes to $10 when you add in the sales taxes.  Stop in between 1 and 5 and check it out.


We host a virtual cider tour this Thursday!

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

We aren’t hosting real tours at the moment, but you can go on a virtual tour and tasting this Thursday, hosted by Jeff of Urban Forage.  Several other cideries will host as the autumn unfolds, giving you an opportunity to see into a slew of Minnesota cideries even during this unending pandemic.  It should be […]


More stuff in stock at the online store

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, August 21st, 2020

Hey!  It’s been a while, but we’ve finally bottled and labeled and gotten all of our wine varieties uploaded to the online store.  We now have Frontenac, Frontenac Gris and Edelweiss available. If you only try one- try the Frontenac Gris.  It’s the flavor of late summer in a bottle and even if you think […]


Taproom closing again, not sure when we will be able to reopen

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, August 1st, 2020

This week Mayor Frey announced that all bars in Minneapolis will have to close, and no reopen date has been given.  Our taproom falls under that order, so we are closing it up for now.  We are still taking orders online and doing free home delivery, so please keep that in mind when you’re in […]


Hey, we’ve (sort of) reopened

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, July 25th, 2020

We’re trying this for now.  Opening the taproom Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 1-8.  This weekend, bring your rhubarb in and get 10% off a bottle of rhubarb wine per pound. Stay and try out our new back patio too while you’re at it!


Memorial Day But Without All The Camping And Barbecuing Sale!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Hey!  There’s one more day to take advantage of our Memorial Day But Without All The Camping And Barbecuing Sale.  All bombers of cider are $9.99 and bottles of wine or mead are $19.99.  And delivery is free!  Check it out here at our online store. We’re working on a plan for reopening our taproom, […]


Too soggy for dandelion picking again today, May 17

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, May 17th, 2020

To all our dandelion picking volunteers: thank you for being willing to go out with us!  I wish we had better weather today, but as it is, it’ll be too dark for the flowers to open- making them difficutl to find- and too wet to sit on the grass and pick- at least for long.  […]


May 10th dandelion picking postponed til May 17

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, May 9th, 2020

I know that some people will be terribly disappointed, but it looks like it’ll be too cool and wet on Sunday the 10th for dandelion picking.   That, and the dandelions, after making a good start at the beginning of May have significantly slowed down flowering.  We’re still probably going to have a good crop of […]


Gita’s Nepali chia recipe

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, May 4th, 2020

In our house, there are two beverages we’ll usually have each day.  Chia (also known as chai) in the morning and hard cider in the evening.  The hard cider is usually just me.  Gita’s main beverage is chia, which may as well be the national drink of Nepal.  I’m posting Gita’s recipe (first time ever […]


Bottle shop closed for now- but free delivery!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Our bottle shop is closing for now- at least until April 10th.  We can’t risk getting sick, or getting you sick, so for now, it’s online ordering only. The upshot is- free delivery!  Yes, order and pay online and we’ll deliver it to your home for free within 24 hours.  If we don’t get it […]


OPEN (for bottle sales only) Thursday, Friday 4-7, Saturday 2-5

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Hi! We’re open, but only for bottle sales this Thursday 4-7, Friday 4-7 and Saturday 2-5. We’re also selling gift cards if you’re interested and glad to chat too (just stay 6 feet away, ok?) Cheers, sort of.


Our taproom is closed until the end of March

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, March 16th, 2020

In the best interest of our employees, customers and our own health, we have decided to close the Urban Forage taproom for the rest of March, and possibly beyond, due to the rising threat of COVID-19. We plan to continue selling bottles off-sale for some limited hours, and also are beginning plans for delivery service! […]


Coming soon: a new exhibit of (springlike!) prints by Anita White

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Prolific Longfellow artist Anita White returns for her third show at Urban Forage this weekend with a wide assortment of framed linoleum block prints. Anita’s focus in this show is primarily on plants, flowers and the occasional insect.  Be calmed and dazzled by botanical block prints that might put you in that spring mood, even […]


New show of paintings by Brendon Farley

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Talented Longfellow artist Brendon Farley is exhibiting this February at Urban Forage. Brandon paints our (almost monochromatic in the winter) neighborhood of South Minneapolis with a brilliant range of color.  His painting makes everything– alleys, garbage cans, empty soccer fields, snowy streets; beautiful, even romantic, capturing the late twilight winter sky, the glow of streetlamps and the little pools […]


I got sunshine. On a chilly day.

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

I tell you, this is a nice place to be on a sunny winter day. It took extra money and effort to build in the tall new windows on the south side when we renovated this building.  But boy is it worth it.  On a chilly but bright February day it’s positively radiant in here. […]


Cheer like a Viking, drink mead like a Viking

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, January 6th, 2020

The Vikes have made it past the first round of the playoffs, and we’re showing the game on the big screen on Saturday. And what does a true Viking love more than mead?  Be here at 3:30 for $5 mead, AND a round of mead on the house if the Vikings are victorious! Bring a […]


Take our 10 question survey

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Hey!  It’s a new year, and we want to know how you think we did in the last one. We’re thinking about maybe adding open hours (yep, really!) wondering what you think of our drink prices, our food, our service- we want to know all of it. Take the survey here, and thank you in […]


Happy New Decade!

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, December 29th, 2019

To celebrate we’re doing….. nothing! Not that we don’t like the new decade- we do.  We just need a bit of down time too. We WILL be open New Year’s Eve (January 31) from 4-8 PM and will even give you a free bottle if you buy three others!  Equal or lesser value, but you […]


Hand-thrown ceramic mugs for $7

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Remember the ceramics conference last spring? Yes, spring seems a long way away right now, but we have a little something still from that lovely time.  Ceramic mugs, and a lot of them. We’ve saved them til now, and are selling them- all of them- for $7 each.  If you like, you can buy a […]