ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – By day, Chris Good from Ann Arbor is an organic farmer. When he’s not growing vegetables, he’s a musician, performing as “Chris Good and The Sweet Insurrection.”
Now, he can add “buy local booster” to his bio.
Good has produced a video featuring 14 Ann Arbor musicians and 40 local businesses which encourages people to “buy local.”
From “Zingerman’s” to “Arbor Brewing Company” to the “Farmer’s Market,” the video showcases landmark Ann Arbor companies as well as some of the newer businesses.
Within 24 hours of putting the video online, Good says he had thousands of hits.
“It’s just an incredible response, and a lot of people — both in the Ann Arbor community … and also I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback from people across the country who have seen the video and either know of Ann Arbor or just resonate with the ‘buy local’ theme,” Good said.
Good told WWJ Newsradio 950 that his intention is not to take money away from the “big box” corporate stores.
“But it’s a reminder for people to really be in tune that very dollar that we spend is a conscious choice and has a direct impact on our communities and the culture of our towns,” he said.