On Saturday morning I volunteered at Ballymaloe’s stall at the Midleton Farmers’ Market. I spent the morning replenishing free samples, explaining products and general mingling with the locals.
The Midleton market is small but good. You can tell people around here eat well. Dublin has a lot of markets selling interesting food but there are few stalls selling just ingredients. They are more like outdoor food halls. Midleton is more farmer and producer based. Jane Murphy sells her goats cheese there every week, and Woodside Farm also have a stall. Worth a visit if you are ever in the neighbourhood.