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Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 22, 2014

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That delightful Sunday Fremantle community fresh market GROWERS GREEN is offering even more this Sunday with a display of cute ferrets and ferret racing. The kids will love it, so make the trip to Lefroy Road between 8-12, buy fruit, vegies, breads, etc. and connect with your Freo community.

Roel Loopers


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Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 16, 2014


One of the most very Freo weekly events is no doubt the Growers Green Markets on Lefroy Road each Sunday morning from 8 am till 12 noon. It is a real community event that attracts families and lots of children and dogs from all over Fremantle and beyond.

There is so much fresh produce to buy and great food stalls that cater for breakfast and hangover needs and the coffees and pastries are yum!

There is live music by local artists and face painting for the kids. It is a fantastic relaxing way to chill out and start a Sunday.

Go and say hello to the ever-smiling Albert and buy some of his very freerange eggs and fruit&vegetables.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 2, 2014

Growers Green big market

There will be a big Fremantle GROWERS GREEN fundraising markets on tomorrow, Sunday August 3, from 8 am to 12 noon at the South Fremantle Senior High School.

Organic fruit and vegetables, bread, eggs, pastries, meat, fish, sauces, etc. but also vintage, pre-loved and designer clothes, artisan work, jewellery, books, toys, fairtrade, homewares.

Of course there will be plenty to eat for breakfast and lunch from the many food stalls and there is always very good coffee.

Growers Green has a very Freo community feel about it and funds will be raised for St Patrick’s Community Centre Youth Place.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 30, 2014

There are two great local farmers markets on this long WA DAY long weekend, so go and buy some great fresh produce, network with your community, drink yummie coffee and eat delicious food while listening to live music.

This Saturday the COOBY FARMERS MARKET is on from 9am-2pm at the Len Packham Reserve on Waverley Road Coolbellup, and on Sunday the traditional first Sunday of the month HUGE Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKETSĀ are on from 8am to noon at the South Fremantle Senior High School at Lefroy Road. There is art and craft, bread, pastries, meat, fish, food stalls forgreat breakfast, facepainting, music, and it is a lot of fun.

Local markets give one a great sense of belonging to one’s community and are a great way of catching up with friends and neighbours in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere, so take advantage of them.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 5, 2014

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Don’t be a fruitloop or basketcase and turnip at the Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKETS this Sunday morning between 8-12 at the South Fremantle Senior High School in Lefroy Street.

It’s a huge market with fruit and baskets and vegetable, great eggs, meat, fish, bread, pastries, yummy breakfast, or take some food home for lunch from one of the stalls. The coffee and atmosphere is great and there is so much to have a look at, or simply relax and watch the passing parade of Freo celebs and lesser knowns.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 8, 2014

I always enjoy my Sunday mornings at the Fremantle Growers Green Markets in Lefroy Street. It is such a really nice community event with families sitting in the grass enjoying coffee and breakfast, while the kids get their faces painted, have a play or listen to the live music. It has become a meeting place for friends to get together and it is very Freo.

The fruit, vegies and eggs are so fresh, and there is meat and fish, bread, pastries, and heaps to eat and drink, to make a relaxing start to Sunday. It’s on again from 8-12 tomorrow, so make the trip to the South Freo Senior High School and do some placemaking.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on February 27, 2014

It’s a long weekend, the start of a new month, and the end of summer, so hop on your bikes this Sunday to do your groceries shopping at the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Markets. They are on from 8-12 midday at the South Fremantle Senior High School in Lefroy Street.

Freo artist Tim Darby will bring a whole load of sand to make a huge shark sand sculpture to bring the beach to the markets. Premier Colin Barnett is banned from visiting the markets in case he wants to cull Tim’s creation. ; >) There will be plenty of sand for kids to also try to make their own sand sculptures, so make sure you allow for enough time and stay a little longer.

Great fresh produce, food stalls, essential morning coffee and a lot of arts and craft and other stalls will be there for a serious browse.

Roel Loopers

Growers Green sand sculpture



Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 30, 2014

This year’s first big Fremantle Growers Green Sunday Market at the South Fremantle Senior High School on Lefroy Street, will be on this Sunday from 8 am till midday. There will be the usual great fresh produce and food stalls, but also art and craft and a whole lot of other interesting and yummie things.

The Growers Green has become a great community tradition on Sundays, where families and friends meet, do their fruit, vegies, eggs and bread shopping, while relaxing over good coffee and a nice breakfast. The GG always has live local music, and there is so much food stuff to choose from.

I go there for fresh eggs, cured smoked salmon, red things that taste like real tomatoes, great bread, and sometimes I indulge in some nice pastry.

GG is the Sunday morning meeting place for many in Fremantle because it has everything we love about Freo.

Roel Loopers

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Posted in fremantle by freoview on June 29, 2011

On Sunday the GROWERS GREEN MARKET at the South Fremantle Senior High School in Lefroy Street, Beaconsfield, will be celebrating its first birthday, so go along and support this inniative by a few local Fremantle women. It runs from 8.30-12.30 and there will be entertainment besides great fresh produce, meat, eggs and yummie food and coffee.

The market was started by Sonia Martinez, Georgie Adeane, Ingrid Waltham and Kathy Anketell and has proved to be a real Fremantle crowd puller.

The atmosphere is just great. I love the coffee, the ultra fresh free range eggs and vegies, and the whiskey cured smoked salmon is something I always need to take home.

This Sunday will be a BIG MARKET day with stalls selling hand-made, used and vintage clothing, crafts, gifts, books, and much more.

Bring the family! Plenty of space for the kids to have a run around and have fun, while the parents can sit down and have breakfast.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 23, 2011

Going out in Fremantle can be very frustrating sometimes and today was one of those occasions where one wished one had cooked at home.

It’s my young friend Kyle’s 14th birthday and he wanted to go to the Beach Street Cafe, so five of us turned up there at nine o’clock and ordered breakfast.

Let’s start with the positive. The pancakes and the French toast were fine and took only 30 minutes to come to the table, but the rest was simply not good enough. The two Big Aussie breakfasts looked awful with totally dehydrated fried eggs and mushrooms that looked artificial and might have been cooked in the microwave or a pot. No one touched them as they tasted strange as well.

My first coffee was supposed to be a small macchiato but it was more like a very small flat white. The espresso that came later was a joke. A normal sized cup was filled halfway with brown watery stuff. Unacceptable! If you don’t know how to make coffee don’t run a cafe.

All meals were delivered at different times, and one order was wrong, so it was nice to finally get the omelette I had ordered 45 minutes earlier. Maybe it was positive they had forgotten my meal because at least it was all cooked fresh and properly.

The overall experience was one of a chaotic kitchen and service, which was a big surprise as the venue has been popular with locals for years. Today however it was not good enough and I won’t return there in a hurry.

Roel Loopers


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