The annual Vegetable of the Year reveal on KUMD started humbly enough. Michael Gabler joined us every New Year's Day, guitar in hand, and sang a little tune he'd composed about that year's honored veg.
Then last year, after Michael moved away from Duluth, our Poet Laureate Gary Boelhower lent his art to a live performance of a poem about the humble rutabaga.
This year marks a substantial raising of the bar: this year's vegetable is celebrated, not only with another original poem performed by Boelhower, but an original song from Starr and Andy.
Could fireworks and interpretive dance be far behind?