uncommon ground was established in 1991 by Helen & Michael Cameron. Since that time, they have been driving the "farm to table" movement. Always searching for great local family farmers, distillers, brewers & winemakers that share their vision for local, organic, sustainable ideals to educate the community on the importance of the good food movement. Helen & Michael are avid supporters of the Green City Market, Slow Food, and in 2010 were delegates at the international Terra Madre in Turino, Italy representing Chicago as food activists for the good food movement.
In 2014, they were awarded the first "Snail of Approval" by Slow Food Chicago.
Always evolving, in 2008, Helen & Michael opened the "First Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US" - M.O.S.A.
In 2014 they continued pushing the envelope by opening the "First Certified Organic Brewery in Illinois" - M.O.S.A.
Previous Awards & Accomplishments:
"Greenest Restaurants in the World" - Green Restaurant Association
Governor's Sustainability Award
Best New Restaurants - Chicago Magazine
Best New Breakfast Spot - Time Out Chicago
Mayor's Landscape Award - City of Chicago
Winner of the prestigious USGBC "Environmotion" Award
Greenest Restaurant of the Year - Edgewater Chamber of Commerce