Traders provide a market for every taste

From schnitzels to organic carrots, village-style markets are popping up in locations across the capital, writes Tina-Marie O'Neill.

26th May, 2012
Des Vallely, director and owner of Irish Village Markets. Photo: Feargal Ward

When husband and wife Des Vallely and Tara Dalton set up their first organic food stall outside Monkstown church in south Dublin, they never imagined that, nine years later, they would be running nine lunchtime food markets across the capital each week.

"We both worked in the IT sector and wanted to sell the excess vegetables and soft fruits from our farm in Co Wicklow at the weekend," said Vallely. "Within a few weeks, an...

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