The Twin Cities metro is home to more than 50 farmers markets, with more popping up every summer. From Woodbury to Wayzata and Burnsville to Brooklyn Park, you could spend your week frequenting a different market each day. We can thank the granddaddy of them all for setting the standard. The St. Paul Farmers' Market was founded in 1853. It moved to its current home in the heart of Lowertown in 1982, and now is on the Green Line, surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, and the new Saints stadium, but still has a quaint small-town charm. The market is big enough to offer plenty of variety, and small enough that you can stop by every stall to peruse the wares. The market has strict guidelines on selling only locally grown and produced products, so there are no bananas like you'll find at markets that allow resale. You will, however, find baked goods, jams, spice blends, eggs, meat, bedding plants, and dog treats in addition to an abundance of produce. Expand your vegetable repertoire by trying some of the lesser-known options sold by the many Hmong farmers.