I live on Grand in St. Paul and, until yesterday, I did not own a car. I rarely made it to the farmer's market on the weekends. So I was very excited when GF&RC opened in Maud Borup's old space.
Made up of a consortium of St. Paul farmers market veterens, they sell a nice selection of locally made goods. Syrups, honeys, breads and cookies. I've been seriously tempted by the homemade marshmallows and graham crackers. The smoked trout haunts my dreams (and is not always available). Luscious butter. There's usually a full selection of truffles from River Chocolate. The proprietor of River Chocolate has been working the last few times I've visited and he's been very helpful.
My favorite thing is the cheese selection. Lots of local cheeses and opportuties to taste. Last night I polished off a semi-hard smoked cheese. Now I think I need something blue.