About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

About Sylvan Park

Welcome to Sylvan Park! We hope you love this neighborhood as much as we do. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for newcomers to learn more.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Produce Place featured in City Paper

The City Paper quoted Produce Place (4000 Murphy Road) owner Barry Burnette in yesterday's issue in a story regarding organic produce. The Produce Place works hard to ensure that the products it carries are organic or are accurately labeled otherwise:
Barry Burnette, owner of Produce Place, said he must be meticulous about labeling. Some of his produce, for example, is grown at a Kentucky-based Amish farm that has used organic growing techniques for centuries. But the farm has not undertaken the costly and time-consuming process of obtaining USDA certification, so Burnette must label their goods “Pesticide-Free” rather than “Organic.”
The focus of the story is on the increasing popularity of organic produce and the risk that not all food labeled organic lives up to that standard. You won't have to worry about that at The Produce Place.

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