Food Story - Profiles

The Little Top Café

The Little Top Café sells plant-based foods with great flavour combinations, sold in biodegradable containers, so you can satisfy your taste buds, your conscience and Mother Nature all in one go. You’ll find the Little Top Café upstairs at the Milk Market from 8am to 2pm on Saturdays. But come early, because this is one…
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Peter The Pie Man

If you fancy something hearty on a Saturday morning – then check out Peter the Pie Man’s Steak and Guinness pies, but beware, his sense of humour is just as saucy. When I ask Peter Gibson how he and his wife Clarissa Webb met, he doesn’t hesitate: “In bed”. After a long pause, he adds:…
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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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