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
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
What is a weed? And how can some weeds be ‘good’ while others are ‘bad’? The way we garden and produce food at the Tiny Diner creates a fluid definition of a weed. Any time a plant isn’t in a place where it has the most symbiotic space with other plants and animals we define as a weed. Basically, if…Read more
Our July month is packed with great class themes about bugs, weeds, ayurvedic practices and youth candle-making and more. PLUS, our Farmers’ Market is every Thursday night in July! See below for more information. Class: Good Bug, Bad Bug with Jessica Miller Date: Saturday July 15th Time: 3:00- 4:00 In this class we will share the wonder and fascination that comes from…Read more
- July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- July 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
- July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- July 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Work at Tiny Diner
Download the Tiny Diner job application (PDF), fill it out and turn it in.