By 2001 the Curl has become a well-oiled machine. We have seen much larger crowds at market at a time of year when customers were often scarce…many coming specifically for the curl!
James Niedhardt (Sacred Seed farm) took the gold. Christi Sobel took the bronze. The woman who won the silver was so excited…she left in a blaze of glory and we never got her name. We do know however that she was in town visiting from the West Coast and said that this was the best day of her life…ever! This was our first year with somewhat official medal stands and an expanded sound system playing Olympic tunes when appropriate. What an extravaganza! Market Vendor Christi Sobel has taken over the role of Rutabaga Goddess, and ever since has led our moving Parade of Athletes after receiving the torch from our torchbearer. Legend has it that our torchbearer has carried the eternal rutabaga flame from M. Cruciferous after an arduous journey.