Welcome to Tiny Diner

The Tiny Diner and Farm is a small place with big ideas. We believe it’s the little things that count, so we’re creating menus with as many local foods as we can, including the stuff we grow ourselves.

Every month we pay tribute to diner towns across the USA, exploring different ways to use our Midwestern bounty.We’re producing energy with our patio roof/solar array, increasing urban soil fertility, and creating a natural habitat for pollinators and urban wildlife in what’s basically our own backyard.

We’re partnering with the Permaculture Institute-Cold Climate (www.pricoldclimate.org) to present skill shares and permaculture design classes, and working a plot on one of Minnesota’s earliest organic farms, Garden Farme in Anoka County.  The Tiny Diner showcases biointensive urban farming methods and efficient water use strategies through its edible gardens and rain water catchments systems. In partnership with the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate and Master Water Stewards of the Freshwater Society and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, visitors can see and read about small-scale installations like an edible perennial garden and rain water catchment techniques.

From its hardscape to its landscape, this Diner was designed to provide a renovated example of whole system design: low impact, educational, and tangibly tasty.

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1024 East 38th St. • Minneapolis, MN

Open daily 7 a.m.– 9 p.m. • 612.767.3322
We will be closed on Tuesday, April 9th and will open at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10th.

Recent blog posts

It’s the little things – like seeds – that help create healthy lives.

It is easy to ignore the little things in life that can create more health and happiness. Whether we are talking about daily stretching and breathing deeply, insects that pollinate our flowers, eating a simple home-cooked meal, or knowing how seeds grow and how we can take care of them and their wonderful gifts, the small things add up. And if…

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Slow Down! February Book Recommendations

Would you like an easy read that inspires you, helps you connect to other realms of life, and inspires you to act and build connections? Check out the following Tiny Diner book recommendations for February 2019. These slow winter months are a perfect time to absorb new, well-written information and stories. Plus, you don’t have to spend more money. You…

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Workshop Highlight: Demystifying Permaculture on February 17th, 1-430pm

Do you still wonder what permaculture is all about? Do you wonder how it can be applied to your life? Our two-part workshop this Sunday February 17th is informative as well as interactive. Whether you are a beginning whole systems thinker or a seasoned permaculturalist that would like to freshen up, this workshop will help. Check out the details below…

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