THE BIG LAKE FARMERS MARKET IS BACK with local honey, plants, produce, meats, crafts and much more, there is something for everyone. The market is open Wednesdays in Lakeside Park from 4-7 p.m.

Farmers Market season underway

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Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
The Big Lake Farmers Market is back with more vendors than ever and on a new day this year.
The Farmers Market began its season Wednesday in Lakeside Park and will be there from now through October 8 from 3-7 p.m. each week. There is no park entry fee to visit the market.
The list of vendors includes Bob and Judy’s Farm Market selling hamburger, produce perennials, shrubs and herbs, Warnke Farms and their heirloom vegetables, Jerry and Jennifer’s Market with produce, baked goods and garden decor, L.V. Garden, Bee   Sweet Honey with local honey, beeswax and candles, Nature’s Yardifacts, fresh squeezed lemonade form Our Gang Concessions, local author Mary Ann Peterson, Grace and her delicious baked goods and crafts, Linda Bergstrom and her jams and jellies, Virginia and Sharon with crocheted crafts, Ramona’s Custom Embroidery, Hunz Farmz, Fedor Farms and Kettle Licious popcorn.
Yvonne Tolkinnen joined the market for the first time this year with her home baked goods.
“I just wanted to get my stuff out there,” she said. “Everybody likes home baked bread or a hamburger in a homemade bun.”
Yvonne says she is hoping to earn enough to support summer travel plans for her family.
Dan Hunz of Hunz Farmz in Becker had a variety of goods from frozen meats and fresh eggs to homemade mosquito repellent, which is not only effective but chemical free.
“My daughter makes it,” said Dan. “It works on me.”
Master Gardener Sue Nelson was also out there with information on the Sherburne County Master gardner’s program and their was a table of information from the City of Big Lake.
“It’s good to see the market growing a little each year,” said Mayor Raeanne Danielowski. “Now people just need to come out and support it and we will get even more vendors coming here.”
Vendors pay $75 per season to sell their goods at the market. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should contact the City of Big Lake for an application.

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A THREE-CAR GARAGE on Kasota Street conforms to city setback requirements without a variance since the city council voted to vacate an alleyway which runs along the side of the property. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER Leslie Larson works with children at Gillette Children’s Hospital neurotrauma center.

OLD eMAC COMPUTERS dating back to 1998, await recycling in the hallways. The school district has been replacing them slowly. These few are the last to go. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).