Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests
St. Paul Farmers' Market
There are few experiences as pleasant and unpretentious as a warm weekend morning at the downtown St. Paul Farmers Market. But your guests don’t know that yet. Drop a casual suggestion to visit the market before you head to whatever brunch spot you usually choose to impress people. Before you go, downplay the market’s wide offerings of fresh cheese, organic produce, bagel sandwiches, coffee, and locally made crafts. Maybe make a joke about how parking should be easy in sleepy ol’ St. Paul. Then, when you get to the covered green open-air stalls and start your wanderings, go along with the live music and never, ever mention or acknowledge the Green Line trains gliding past. When you suggest taking your coffee and new purchases into the lovely new Saints stadium or wandering over to nearby Mears Park to sit and relax for a few minutes, be sure not to notice too much as your guests start checking Zillow for nearby housing prices.