This special edition of Business Spotlight features one of the greenest restaurants in the nation, Uncommon Ground, and their Organic Rooftop Farm Director, Dave Snyder.
Name: Dave Snyder
Title: Organic Rooftop Farm Director
What neighborhood do you live in?: Garfield Park
Favorite thing about Chicago?: The people. Everyone is friendly and sociable.
What is Uncommon Ground’s green angle?: At Uncommon Ground, we source our food from both organic and local farms. Because of this, the different seasons dictate the specials and the menu is always changing. In the end, our kitchen scraps are sent to a composting service as well. Still, we have a small carbon footprint since a majority of our food goes right from the roof to the kitchen. Both locations have 4-star certifications from the Green Restaurant Association.
|Photo Courtesy of Uncommon Ground|
We also enjoying educating the community through our open houses and private garden tours. It gives us a chance to mingle with the community and share what we do on a regular basis.
Enjoy the open house yourself this Friday, August 3rd at their Edgewater location, 1401 West Devon at 6:00pm. For more information on their private garden tours click here.