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Farmington gardener Emil Boostrom has a knack for growing really, really large vegetables in his Second Street garden.

The bigger, the better


Stroll through the Horticulture building at the Dakota County Fair this week, and there's one thing you won't see: any of the large, ripe vegetables from a Second Street garden here in Farmington.

Gardener Emil Boostrom has no real urge to enter any of his humongous kohlrabi or crazy-long cucumbers in the county fair. He's content to let his zucchini grow huge along with the rest of the squash in his garden.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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