Much of the edible abundance from local farms in Minnesota happens during the months of August and September. This means that our farm plots at Garden Farme are bursting at the garden seams. Our farm manager Tony Root is working overtime, alongside his harvest assistant Sammy, to bring fresh, local and delicious produce to the Tiny Diner.

Right now, he is harvesting baby potatoes of rare colors like purples and reds, cherry tomatoes, kale, tons of edible flowers, peppers, ground cherries, scallions, summer squash, and herbs galore. Plus this year, in honor of Bruce Bacon’s hard work and dedication to high-quality, artisan garlic, Tony is helping harvest the garlic bulbs that Bruce planted last fall before he passed away. He is selling fresh garlic to restaurants in case you know any interested establishments (contact These profits will go directly to supporting future farm endeavors at Garden Farme.

September will bring a whole new wave of ready-to-eat fresh produce, including large tomatoes, spicy peppers, large onions, and more squash. Be sure to check out our Farmers’ Market this month on Thursdays from 5-8pm to see the kinds of produce other local farmers are growing and to support local food economies. You will get a chance to talk to Sammy at the TDFM booth and find out how our rural grow site is doing!