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.–10 p.m. • 612.767.3322
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve + Christmas

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Recent blog posts

Tips for Buying Healthy & Safe Plants this Growing Season

As many of us excitedly hurry out to plant sales and garden stores this season, be sure to use your garden dollars and sense wisely when purchasing plants. While most plants look healthy and safe for us to take home, we want to ensure that they are by offering a few simple to-dos keep our homes, garden soil, water and…

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Tiny Diner May Classes & Events 2017

Our May calendar is set with tons of helpful spring classes and events at the Tiny Diner (1024 E. 38th Street Mpls, MN). Check them out.  If you have any questions or would like to request a specific workshop or teach one, please contact our Permaculture Education Coordinator Andrea Eger: andrea.e@tinydiner.com.   Buying Healthy, Safe Plants: 101 Tuesday May 9th,…

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Meet the 2017 Farm, Market and Garden Staff!

Every season is different at the Tiny Diner. And we are not just talking about our gardens, menu and weather. This season we have a new fabulous farm, garden and market staff to increase local food access and our skillets and awareness for sound land stewardship. Our farm, garden and market staff consists of five powerhouse people. Andrea Eger, with…

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