Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rutabaga Curl Emcee Kidnapped!

Announcement from Ithaca Farmers Market

Ithaca Farmers Market Rutabaga Curl to go on as planned after kidnapping of famed emcee farmer Peter McDonald

Ithaca, NY — With a heavy heart, the Rutabaga Curl Grand Crucifer Discussionary Committee announces today that it has received a ransom letter from a group calling themselves the Rutaburgulars, who have apparently kidnapped our gentle emcee Peter McDonald, and are calling for a complete end to the event or we may never see him again.

But we do not negotiate with cruciferous terrorists! The games must -- and WILL -- go on this year, our sixteenth annual rutabaga curling world competition. Hundreds will brave blustery weather and substandard travel conditions and possibly the delay of their holiday plans to attend at our great stadium at Steamboat Landing, under the market pavilion.

A new emcee will be raised up to temporarily replace our beloved Old Farmer McDonald, and one extraordinarily talented Ithacan will be again able to grasp the Rutabaga Curl 1st place medal as his or her own!
The event starts at High Noon on December 21st, with the ceremonial procession of the athletes. The market will be open as usual with craft, food and farmer vendors selling products. Registration starts at 10 a.m., with a Turnip Toss for turnips under the age of 13 to participate. Rutabaga Curly fries will be available for purchase, as well as commemorative games t-shirts.

The Ithaca Farmer's Market is a cooperative with 150 vendors who live within 30 miles of Ithaca, New York. Agricultural vendors grow and offer high quality fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Food vendors bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jellies, honey, and sauces as well as delicious meals to eat at the market. Many talented artists and craftspeople sell their exceptional, locally made items.

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