It’s going to be a stunning Saturday so come on down to Fremantle for the start of the STREET ART FESTIVAL from midday, move on to the BATHERS BEACH SUNSET FOOD MARKET from 5-9, and don’t miss the fantastic fire tango by BILBOBASSO on the Esplanade at 7.30 pm. In between check out the SCULPTURE@BATHERS on the beach.
And when you wake up on Sunday morning the South Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKET will be open from 8-12 tomorrow!
I love markets. Markets remind me of my childhood when dad often used to take me on Saturday mornings to the bustling and noisy one in Hague in the Netherlands. Screaming traders tried to entice one in buying their products and what a variety there was. Lots of fresh vegetables, fish, smoked eel, there were food stalls where I would get chips with mayo or beef croquettes, and there were many stalls selling fresh flowers. My dad always bough mum flowers on Saturdays.
This morning I went to the Fremantle Growers Green Market at the South Fremantle Senior High School. It is such a homely market and so peaceful. None of that shouting we used to get in Holland. The food stalls are just great and it is hard to make a decision on what to eat there for breakfast. The coffee is also excellent and it is nice to linger at a table and watch shoppers go by with kids and dogs in tow.
There is yummie whiskey or rum cured smoked salmon for sale, but also smoked eggs, duck, chicken and trout. The tiny Carnarvon bananas I bought are so sweet and the organic fruitloaf with figs, etc. is perfect. One can buy the freshest eggs, most fantastic bread and pastries and shining fresh fruit and vegetable and all that is the most delightful setting.
The organisors of the Growers Green have applied for a Saturday market at Bathers Beach and I hope council will approve of it although one nearby trader is against it. Markets are great meeting places for the community to get together and individual selfishness should be ignored when council decides to give the market a (fair) go.
The GROWERS GREEN MARKET at the South Fremantle Senior High School celebrated its first birthday today. Well done ladies!!
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.