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Posted on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 8 a.m.

Abigail Stauffer and Rap For Food video spoofs Taylor Swift in praise of local food

By Jessica Webster


A still from Abigail Stauffer's"We Are Never Ever Eating Bad Together," a video celebrating local, healthy food.

Wearing "local celebrity" T-shirt and her signature dreadlocks, local singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer is featured in a new video celebrating healthy foods. The video, filmed at several local locations, including a hoop house and the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, also features local hip hop food activist Lucas DiGia, who performs under the monicker Rap For Food.

The song, "We are Never Ever Eating Bad Together" is a take-off on Taylor Swift's breakup song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and features lyrics like "we could eat all kinds of ancient grains instead of wheat."

Local food producers, facilitators and activists make cameo appearances in the video, including Selma Cafe's Lisa Gottlieb, Locavorious owner Rena Basch, and Shannon Brines from Brines Farm.

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Danielle Arndt

Sat, Apr 13, 2013 : 4:04 a.m.

This is FANTASTIC! I don't know how I am just now discovering this post. But the video is amazing! And what a great promo for the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market!

Kai Petainen

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 10:54 p.m.

great voice. funny and educational message. fun times. make another video!

Jessica Webster

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 8:08 p.m.

I have to say - I would rather hear Abigail Stauffer's voice than Taylor Swift's any day of the week, and the fact that the lyrics are fun and the message is great only makes this better.

J. Sorensen

Sat, Mar 30, 2013 : 9:05 a.m.

Agreed, I'd like to see this on the Today show or GMA.

Erin Drasher

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 6:35 p.m.

I love this! Very fun! Nice work! :)


Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 4:45 p.m.

Ha! Very nicely done. For anyone interested, Abigail will be performing at The Ark on May 30th:

Dirty Mouth

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 2:11 p.m.

Cute. Y'all remember those Schoolhouse Rock PSA after school. Yeah, its sort of like that.

Up in Northfield

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 1:47 p.m.

So fun. And what a beautiful voice!

Nick Roumel

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 1:18 p.m.

LOVE it!

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 12:31 p.m.

Nicely done. Although the credits rolling at the end rival the last Hollywood production I saw. (which was Silver Linings Playbook. ;) Coincidentally my wife and I are trying to get some better eating habits.