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Think of the real costs of our food
1:47pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in Letters
AS A stallholder, I wish to repy to Mrs G Weatley’s letter of August 23 about expensive products at Murton Farmers’ Market.
Does she not realise that supermarkets will always beat small-scale producers on price alone? Large-scale purchase of cheap meat products from abroad gives you the watery bacon, high fat content sausage and burgers, tasteless chicken, etc.
To produce a quality product on a small scale is labour intensive and thus slightly more expensive, but a much better product, as thousands of regular farmers’ market customers would testify.
If Mrs Weatley doubts my words, I would invite her to come to Piercys Pork stall in Parliament Street on Friday (opposite M&S), where she will receive a packet of sausages judged the best food at York Food Festival 2012, plus a packet of bacon that tastes like bacon (not bacon with water).
John Piercy, Huby, York.
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