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Rutabagas belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turnips, and cabbages--none of which has a second career as sports paraphenalia. Photo: David Sommerstein
Rutabagas belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turnips, and cabbages--none of which has a second career as sports paraphenalia. Photo: David Sommerstein

Root, root, root for the rutabagas!

This week, we're listening to some of our favorite food stories from NCPR news. Today, rutabaga curling. The farmers market in Ithaca is celebrating its 15th annual Rutabaga Curling Championship Dec. 22. David Sommerstein was there in 2003 and sent this tuber-tossing postcard.  Go to full article
Kids decorated rutabagas at the "Mr. 'Bagahead" table at last year's festival. (photo: Adk Harvest)
Kids decorated rutabagas at the "Mr. 'Bagahead" table at last year's festival. (photo: Adk Harvest)

In Keene, the rutabaga rules

It'll be all things rutabaga on Sunday in Keene. Not even a tropical storm could keep this Adirondack community from celebrating the obscure vegetable. The 4th-annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival was supposed to be held last month, but flooding forced organizers to put the event on hold until the community could recover. Laurie Davis, Adirondack Harvest coordinator, says the festival, one of only two in the country, was the idea of former Adirondack Harvest board chair Tom Both.  Go to full article

Gaga for the rutabaga

Local food advocates in Keene and Keene Valley will celebrate the lowly rutabaga this Sunday. You're invited to sample the yellow turnip roasted, in soups and even desserts during the third annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival, sponsored by Adirondack Harvest, the Adirondack Farmers Market Cooperative and the town of Keene. The day's events also include the 5k Rutabaga Run, High Peaks Hula Hoop Championship and Coronation of the Rutabaga King and Queen. Tom Both, lives in Keene and is chair of Adirondack Harvest. He told Todd Moe that the rutabaga deserves a day of praise.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/25/05

A strike averted at Carthage hospital. Root, root, for the Rutabagas: the weird sport of rutabaga curling. And on the first day of ski season, a callout to the slopes.  Go to full article

Root, Root, Root, for the Rutabagas!!

Behind every winter sport, there's probably a founder who was just trying to stay warm and alert through the dark months. That's the history behind one of the more obscure sports - Rutabaga Curling. The seventh annual Rutabaga Curling Championships will be held Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Ithaca Farmers' Market. David Sommerstein came across the Championships in 2002, and sent this tuber-tossing postcard.  Go to full article

Root, Root, Root for the Rutabagas!

Behind every winter sport, there's probably a founder who was just trying to stay warm and alert through the dark months. That's the history behind one of the more obscure sports - Rutabaga Curling. David Sommerstein came across the 5th Annual International Rutabaga Curling Championships in Ithaca. He sends this tuber-tossing postcard.  Go to full article

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