Foodie markets back in the city – at a price

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It’s good to get back to Manchester and find the markets up and running.
Certainly brightens up a lunchtime to grab a quick wander around St Ann’s Square as part of the city’s food and drink festival.
Fresh cooked food from paella to curry, soup and smoothies all for sale alongside fresh produce. It’s all great except for one thing.
The price.
I’m sure I’m not alone in being prepared to pay a little more for the sake of having fresh and/or unusal food.
But the pricing of some of the stalls is alarming.
This lunch-time I purchased a handsome sized chunk of feta cheese and a tub of olives but was stunned to receive little more than £2 change from a tenner.
Come on traders, give us a break!
If I, as one of your biggest foodie fans finds the pricing a turn-off, it’s likely that shoppers will soon find market purchses a disgruntled one-time only experience rather than enjoying dropping by every lunchtime to sample more.
(At least this trader knows good value when he see’s it – that M.E.N he’s reading was one of the free ones handed out in the centre!)

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