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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 November 29, 2013

Family fun in Fremantle all weekend! It starts with the lighting of the Moreton Bay Fig Chrismas Tree at Kings Square from 6 this Friday. Check out the lit-up buildings in High Street while you are there!

The big Bathers Beach Sunset Food Markets is on Saturday from 5-9.

Sunday morning at 8 is the huge Santa Run through the City centre. It starts at the Esplanade. And the Growers Green Farmers Market will be a big XMas gift markets as well at the South Fremantle Senior High School in Lefroy Street on Sunday from 8-12.

So don’t be a reclusive cave sitter,¬† leave the meditation and yoga for another day, and enjoy the Freo lifestyle this weekend!

Roel Loopers

I will be managing the J Shed location of the Bathers Beach Markets


Posted in fremantle by freoview on October 5, 2013

The Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKETS is one of my favourite Sunday morning locations. I love the real Freo community atmosphere there and the huge variety of food and eclectic other goods. It is just fun to be there, to catch up with people, and bump into councillors and give them a piece of mind, or a compliment. It’s a great place for networking, good coffee, yummy breakfast, and the kids and dogs love it too.

Tomorrow there will be over 120 stalls, so it will be a huge market where one can easily spend an hour or two. I’ll be there! Mayor Brad Pettitt will be there from 10 am.

Roel Loopers

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Posted in fremantle by freoview on October 4, 2013

One hundred and twenty stalls will create a huge Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKETS on Sunday at the South Fremantle Senior High School in Lefroy Street, so go and buy your vegies, fruit, bread and eggs, browse for art, craft and fashion, or buy breakfast and coffee from one of the many food stalls while enjoying live music and dancers.

If early mornings are your time of the day to engage in politics, why not question Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt who will be there at 10 am. Have a chat with him and see how he envisages Freo’s Future.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 7, 2013

I love the Fremantle GROWERS GREEN Sunday farmers markets at the South Fremantle Senior High School, so the fact that they were celebrating their 3rd anniversary inspired me to walk over this morning and take some photos of what went on.

It is such a lovely and relaxed very Freo place to spend a Sunday morning and I highly recommend it to anyone. It’s great for families, children, dogs, grumpy old people, and the variety of goods for sale is impressive. Check it out on one of the next Sundays if you haven’t done it yet, or become a regular and make Growers Green your Sunday morning meeting place to catch up with friends. Great breakfast and coffee in the warming morning sun!

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 6, 2013

The fantastic people of the South Fremantle Senior High School are celebrating the third birthday of the FREMANTLE GROWERS GREEN Farmers Markets this Sunday.

Over a hundred stalls will be put up at Lefroy Street, so wander down on foot, on the bike or by car and enjoy a morning in the cosy winter sun. There is great food¬† and coffee for breakfast and fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, bread, etc. Try the whiskey cured smoked salmon. It’s to die for!

The markets are open between 8-12 am. See you all there!

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 30, 2013

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!

Roel Loopers

Bilbobasso on the Esplanade at 7.30 pm

Bilbobasso on the Esplanade at 7.30 pm

Bathers Beach Sunset Food Markets from 5-9 pm

Bathers Beach Sunset Food Markets from 5-9 pm


Posted in fremantle by freoview on November 28, 2012


Posted in fremantle by freoview on October 9, 2012

Graham Morgan, the rather right wing Freo Ramble blogger attacks me on his blog without even mentioning my name or this blog. Graham is upset I wrote nice things about the South Fremantle Growers Green Market and that I support the proposed market at Bathers Beach. He is totally against it because it would mean competition for retailers at this end of town who are struggling with red tape, he writes.

Graham writes I claim to support the West End Traders but many are against the market. Just to get facts straight Graham, I am on the executive committee of the West End Traders and we officially support the Bathers Beach Market and have informed the elected members of the City of Fremantle accordingly.

Markets attract people. They are great meeting places for the community. Most tourists I talk to when on tourguide duty at the Round House on Thursdays ask for markets. Growers Green markets have been highly successful in Mount Claremont, Subiaco, Mount Lawley, Midland, and all over the city, so why on earth are some retailers worried about one in Fremantle? Competition is good and keeps one on its toes. It demands change and doing things better, something many retailers in Fremantle need to learn, as too many can’t be bothered to make necessary changes to their businesses, or even clean their shopfronts for that matter.

Graham’s blog post is exactly the reason why I’ve put my hand up to join the BID board, because Fremantle needs more creative and positive doers, rather than procrastinating negative whingers who refuse to be part of the big picture. I have heard traders say festivals don’t increase their sales and I am sure that is correct for some while others thrive. But festivals, like markets, bring people to your end of town who might for the first time see that you are trading and they might come back in the future to shop there. The West End is dead on Saturdays but for a few hundred tourists, so anything to get a flow of people coming this way must be a positive thing.

Roel Loopers


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