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uncommon ground announces their new eco-cocktail
at the C.R.O.P. fundraiser on January 25th, 2010 at
uncommon ground in Edgewater,
1401 West Devon Avenue.

CHICAGO, IL: uncommon ground has teamed up with Chicago partners CROP
(Chicago Rarities Orchard Project) in its mission to to establish community rare-fruit orchards in Chicago.

Fifty cents from every AGRIPOLITAN sold at uncommon ground will be donated to the Chicago Rarities Orchard Project to develop a community orchard in Chicago.

The Agripolitan (a greener take on the metropolitan) features moonglow pear infused Rain Organic Vodka, fresh apple and pear puree shaken and served martini style with a sliced pear crisp. 

Owner Helen Cameron says, "They must be so delicious that you want to drink another one immediately"

Many attendees at the fundraiser agree. "These are going to help plant a lot of fruit trees in Chicago!"

uncommon ground employee Jeff Graupner was selected among dozens of entries as the official winner for naming the AGRIPOLITAN.  CROP will dedicate a tree in the first orchard to Graupner with a special commemorative plaque. 
The cocktails' name will stay the same, but the recipe will change with the seasons and will mostly focus on orchard fruits.

The next step? uncommon ground is currently running a logo design contest with the graphic design department at Loyola University through the direction of Professor Michael Balasis.  Professor Balasis invited his students to attend the fund raiser to get ideas and insight directly from CROP director Dave Snyder and uncommon ground owners Helen & Michael Cameron.

Look for a special logo winner announcement event to happen this spring/summer. In the meantime, come taste the AGRIPOLITAN for yourself and help plant trees in Chicago.

For more information on CROP and uncommon ground green initiatives, please visit:

The The Agripolitan is available at both uncommon ground locations: 3800 North Clark Street and 1401 West Devon Avenue.