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.
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.
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.
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.
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.