TIMOTHY MCPHERSON of Big Lake has his blood pressure checked by Monticello Cancer Center manager Kathy Soland at the Big Lake Farmer’s Market

Farmer's Market is on the grow

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Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
The Big Lake Farmer’s market is much larger this year and it is already possible to buy fresh, locally- grown vegetables there, along with a fine selection of plants, herbs, cakes, pies, eggs, meat, honey, preserves and crafts. 
This week, representatives from CentraCare Health Monticello were on hand with iced cucumber water and advice on staying healthy. 
Monticello Cancer Center manager Kathy Solon gave free blood pressure checks.  They also gave away samples of sunscreen along with bracelets which turned from white to purple in the sunshine to remind the wearer to put sunscreen onto prevent skin cancer.
The Big Lake Ambassadors were also on hand painting faces. They also helped kids of all ages decorate potato people in honor of Spud Fest.
The Big Lake Farmers market is held every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. in Lake Side Park. There is no park admission fee to visit the market. It will be open until the first week in October.

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THE BIG LAKE LIONESS ANNUAL GARAGE SALE drew plenty of shoppers to Lions Park Saturday morning. The Lioness Club has been serving the Big Lake Community for 31 years. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TREE EXPERT Gina Hugo works for the Sherburne County Soil and Water Conservation District.