We love our markets: Peter Holmes

  • 04
  • Aug

We love Islington’s markets. They are hubs of our communities and a great place to meet people and shop. During Love Your Local Market, from 17-23 May, we highlight some of our fabulous street traders. Meet Peter…

Peter and his pie stall, HolmesBake, has been a regular fixture of Whitecross Street for 10 years.

Originally from Wakefield in Yorkshire, he started working in markets on a weekend for a friend’s dad doing hog roasts. Now he serves up delicious pies and veggies cooked fresh on the stall in the market.

The stall has two huge cookers and setting up is a big job, but Peter and his team have got it down to 40 minutes, on a good day.

“It can be a battle of the elements – snow, rain, wind,” he says. “Wind is the worst in a tent. But no pies have ever blown away,” he jokes.

“Whitecross Street is a good community with other traders and residents,” he says. “I get a lot of trade from the offices and workers and have just gone plastic free, which I feel better about. Everything is paper now.”

Discover more Islington markets here!

Read our other interviews with market traders:

Jo, card stall, Chapel Market
Will, jerk chicken food stall, Whitecross Street
Sandra, women’s fashions, Chapel Market
Manisha, Karuna, Whitecross Street

Love Your Local Market 2019 is taking place from 17-23 May with the theme ‘markets close to your heart’.

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