The town of Midleton is only a 25-minute drive from Cork. You should plan a detour here for a Saturday morning: That's when the Midleton Farmers Market takes place, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Here, local traders, chefs, and farmers set up their stalls and sell their products – as well as the stories behind them. A visit to the market in the heart of the town is never just shopping, but an experience, accompanied acoustically by local musicians. Over the past 20 years, the market has become one of the most famous in Ireland, attracting the public with occasional beer and cheese tastings.