We dig it that local restaurateurs are going one step (and sometimes many steps) further than just treating their restaurant like a place to sell food. Hosting pop-ups for other up-and-coming food producers, disco brunches, bartender-in-residence programs, and cookbook launch parties for fellow chefs are just a few of the community building, camaraderie-engendering innovations we've seen lately.
Tiny Diner's weekly farmers market is another great example of not letting any opportunity go unexplored, and in keeping with their own values of local food production, increasing soil fertility, and a whole bunch of other super forward-thinking projects around food, they'll be hosting a weekly farmers market every Thursday evening for the rest of the summer and fall.
The parking lot market will have this stuff and more:
Fresh, in-season veggies (kale, melon, summer squash, apples, beans, pumpkins, sage, and chives to name a few) from rotating vendors Silent Sun Farms, Hmoob Universe, Tiny Diner @ Garden Farme, Back to Roots Urban Farm, Racing Heart Farm, and Bootstrap Farm.
Other rotating products available will include jams, cocktail syrups, homemade laundry suds from Blue Egg Farm, heritage wheat and grain flours from Sunrise Flour Mills, kimchi from You Betcha Kimchi; kombucha from Deane's Kombucha, and a new fermented, nutrient-dense drink made from organic ginger, honey, and apple cider vinegar from Superior Switchel.
Also: herbal medicinal teas, salves, tinctures, lotions, lip balm, deodorant and natural shampoo from Potent Parcels; lip balm, sunscreen, and tooth powder from Sweet Fern; healing and aromatherapy oils, soaps, and balms from Hart & Soul; and herbal body products and elderberry syrup from Kirsten Grohovsky.
Grab and go bites from Tiny Diner chef Taya Kaufenberg.
Curated jewelry, gifts, handmade dog treats, and art too.
Not enough for you? Tarot readings. We predict you're gonna love it.
Tiny Diner parking lot
1024 E. 38th St., Minneapolis
Every Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.