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.
Recent blog posts
Tony highlights his thriving pepper crop and purslane understory. Tony Root is the Tiny Diner’s Rural Farm Manager on the 2-acre rented plot at Garden Farme in the City of Ramsey. Not only does he grow 30+ crops for all of our restaurants (including the Tiny Diner, Barbette, Red Stag, The Bird, etc.), he is also our knowledgeable and caring…Read more
Our Tiny Diner August Calendar is filled with many great classes and events so we can taste tomato diversity, grow mushrooms, identify weeds, use herb and so much more! See descriptions below. August Tiny Diner Classes 4th Annual Tomato Tasting Date: Sunday August 20th Time: 11am-1pm TOMATO TIME! Come to the Tiny Diner on a relaxing Sunday to taste…Read more
One of the specialties in the North Country are fresh berries all season long – if we know where to look and what to plant. Right now, alpine strawberries, blackcaps (or black raspberries) and white pine berries are ripe and ready for harvesting. Alpine and white pine berries (strawberries) are small yet well-rounded in flavor and produce a lot during…Read more
- August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Work at Tiny Diner
Download the Tiny Diner job application (PDF), fill it out and turn it in.