Food Story - Profiles

The Sunflower Bakery

We all like a bit of savoury or sweet on a Saturday morning in the Milk Market and Vi Russell’s Sunflower Bakery offers delicious handmade, additive-free breads, cakes and savouries. A trained chef, Vi is from Ayrshire in Scotland, but moved to Ireland in 1990 after meeting her Galway-born husband to be, Pat McManus, in…
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Noinin Herbal Products

Originally from Dresden in Germany, Tobias Oertel found his spiritual home in East Clare in the early 1990s and has been operating his stall at the Milk Market for 15 years. “After the fall of the Berlin Wall, I lived in France for a bit and then came to Ireland. I was looking for a…
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Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms

Based in the Ballyhoura Mountains which border the counties of Cork, Limerick and Tipperary, Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms is an award-winning company run by Dr Lucy Deegan and Mark Cribbin. Whether supplying Michelin star restaurants like Chapter One in Dublin, small cafes or the home cook, Lucy and Mark have a very simple aim – to…
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The Soupermarket

The Soupermarket is such a cool name it’s a wonder nobody came up with it before. The soup stall at the Milk Market only uses Limerick suppliers for its soups, and primarily uses ingredients from other traders in the market.  Deacy Stanhope, 66, and his partner, Anne Fitzgerald, 60, have been running the Soupermarket since…
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The Green Apron

Fancy some Bombay Tomato Pickle, or how about some Chocolate and Raspberry preserve? Theresa Storey’s eclectic Green Apron stall offers a fabulous range of award winning jams, marmalades, chutneys, ketchups, sauces, herb mixes, butters, mustards and pickles, all made using secret family recipes. They even sell traditional or herbal tea, grown from 400 tea bushes…
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Crawford’s Farm

A short backstory is good when it comes to food. You want to know the source of the food, its journey in getting here to the Milk Market. After that, it’s down to taste. Crawford’s Farm milk comes from a small herd of Shorthorns in Cloughjordan, a herd so few in number, they have names…
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