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LIKE Max Hagen (Letters, October 3), I was amazed at the cost of the pork pies, among other products, at the Food & Drink Festival, particularly when York boasts such contest-winning pie makers as Wilson’s, Richardson’s and Neary’s.
I declined those on offer in Parliament Street and found excellent products in the local butchers’ shops where I purchased first-class pies at almost half the price of those at the festival.
I was also rather surprised to find such products as olives, Thai food and Turkish delight being openly sold under banners that proudly proclaimed Yorkshire food.
I urge local folk to support their local shops where they will find quality food at more reasonable prices.
I also urge the promoters of the festival to consider carefully for future events before York becomes branded as the rip-off capital of the north.
Bob Redwood, Main Street, Askham Bryan, York.
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