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VICTORIA QUAY CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL

 

VQ Christmas Dec 7

 

An early note that the Fremantle Ports Victoria Quay Christmas Carnival will be on this coming Saturday December 7.

The free fun is on from 3-9pm with free rides for the kids, food stalls to buy dinner from, port and sunset views, etc.  The perfect way to end a Saturday.

Kids will enjoy an Elf Show, skate workshops, face painting, giant bubbles and, of course, a visit from Santa himself, while big kids can grab a bite to eat from a selection of food trucks, browse market stalls, groove along to the sounds of WA Samba  and take in great roving performances ‑ all set against the stunning backdrop of the working port.

I’ll see you there!

 

Roel Loopers

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FANTASTIC FREO FARMERS MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, Freo Farmers Market, market, Uncategorized by freoview on November 24, 2019

 

 

I really love the Freo Farmers Market that is on every Sunday morning at Fremantle College. It is such a very Freo event and so delightful under all the mature trees.

Go and check it out next Sunday!

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, Freo Farmers Market, market, Uncategorized by freoview on November 24, 2019

 

Flea Market

 

The FREO FARMERS MARKET has the addition of a Flea Market today, so head out to Fremantle College at Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield to get a bargain, buy fruit&vegies, bread, fish, breakfast, lunch, etc.

It is on from 8am till midday.

Roel Loopers

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YOU GOT IT WRONG, FREMANTLE COUNCIL!

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, market, south beach, Uncategorized by freoview on November 18, 2019

 

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South Beach Sunset Food Market operator Georgie Adeane is not at all happy with Fremantle Council and the, FPOL Committee deferred decision, to put an Expression of Interest out to see if anyone else just want to take over from her after this summer because of the, in my opinion, City’s silly competitive lease/license policy.

Adeane told me that under the new proposed City charges she would be losing between $40,000-50,000 if she continued with the markets, so I presume it is unlikely she will put her EOI in.

Fremantle Council’s lack of understanding of how retail and hospitality actually works is very distressing, because it is highly likely that the very popular market, that attracts on average 5,000 people on the Saturdays it operates, will no longer be viable  if Council signs off on the EOI idea, and that this summer could be the last of it. That will not only create unfair hardship for Georgie Adeane but also to the 25 stallholders who will lose out on substantial income. These are small businesses Fremantle Council pretends to be supportive off.

A new operator would have to charge stallholders a whole lot more to be part of a new market to cover cost, or allow many more stalls at the event. Either way will cost the small businesses money as it will reduce their income.

A Council that relentlessly talks about activating Fremantle surely cannot let such a successful event disappear because Councillors and officers fail to appreciate the nuances of running markets and small businesses.

Maybe Georgie Adeane should rename the markets into the South Beach Green, Sustainable and New Innovation Markets and no doubt Freo Council would actually go out of their way to let her continue to run the market at South Beach.

This is a VERY BAD CALL, Fremantle Council, and it is one where you should just admit that the idea of an EOI and higher charges are wrong!

Roel Loopers

SOUTH BEACH MARKETS UP FOR GRABS

 

 

The FPOL Committee of Fremantle Council will this Wednesday deliberate about a new license for the South Beach Sunset Markets and an Expression of Interest period for new operators to engage in a competitive process to run the markets after the license of Georgie Adeane expires at the end of this season.

Georgie Adeane had the idea and started the markets on Bathers Beach in 2012 but was forced to move the already very popular market to South Beach in 2015 after the opening of the Bathers Beach House and a larger lease area for Kidogo Art House.

The markets attracts on average 5,000 people on every Saturday in summer between 5-9pm.

The City has invested $ 30,000 per year in the markets by providing free bins and paying part of the cost for generators, but now wants the next license to be an Events Agreement, not a License Agreement and the operators paying $ 95,154 per year, which would be reduced by 50% for three years.

The markets run for approximately 18 times a year, depending on weather conditions, with about 40 stalls, that reportedly pay $ 300 each to Georgie Adeane for being allowed to participate.

I personally find the competitive policy by the City of Fremantle rather strange as it punishes successful operators who do all the hard work to establish a new event or business, but once they have made it an attraction the City forces them to compete for a lincense with other interested parties, who can simply steal the intellectual copyright of the idea of the initial operator and reap all the benefits of all the hard work that was done in the first years to try to establish the business. Maybe Council could include a goodwill clause, so in case Georgie Adeane is not the new license holder she will receive a payout for making the markets such a popular event in Fremantle.

It is rather peculiar that the City’s competitive policy did not apply two months ago for a new lease for the public golf course, or that it never applies to Gino’s for example, so there appears to be a worrying inconsistency here that question the integrity of the policy.

Roel Loopers

FIRST FREO FARMERS MARKET THIS SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, growers green markets, market, Uncategorized by freoview on November 2, 2019

 

The ‘all new’ FREO FARMERS MARKET is on this Sunday and every Sunday of the year from 8am till noon at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road.

Go support our local growers and producers, have breakfast, lunch, fun, catch up with friends, listen to live music, and all that under the shade of many beautiful trees.

Roel Loopers

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WELCOME TO THE FREO FARMERS MARKET!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, growers green markets, market, Uncategorized by freoview on October 30, 2019

 

 

The Sunday Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road will have a big name and brand change this weekend and will be known from then on as the FREO FARMERS MARKET, which makes a lot of sense.

Along with the name change there are new stalls starting up at the market and there will be a birthday marquee that can be reserved for celebrations with cakes ordered directly from the cake stall at the market. New picnic mats for breakfast goers, changes in the layout, and that the market will now be open every Sunday all year round. The regular break at Christmas time has been voted out by the farmers and foodies in favour of keeping the market open in order to supply locals with fruit, veg, eggs, breads, fish and meats over the holiday season. It is peak stone fruit time so being a seasonal market they need to take advantage of this time of year.

Freo Farmers Market gives a free stall every week to a Not-for-profit/ community groups and the phone has been running hot for Christmas market stall bookings. Stalls this Christmas season include Rocky Bay, Hilton Harvest, John Curtin Art Students, End Poverty charity in Nepal, with locals are keen to support their groups by volunteering to run stalls.

There are over 50 stalls every Sunday, including 7 Fruit and vegetable stalls, 15 breakfast stalls, 3 bread, 2 coffee and honey, seafood, organic meat, cakes, flowers, massage, artisans, dog food, tea, and the return of the hairdresser provide a shopping alternative away from the sterile supermarkets and support local business’s and families.

Cup stations, plastic free shopping and face to face chats with the farmers, creators and makers have created an atmosphere of a friendly, healthy and inclusive community that reflects the Freo spirit.

Children’s childhood memories are bright at Freo Farmers Market with activities such as Farmer Damian’s Moomobile, Ariane’s Craft workshops, and Ladybird Entertainment with Fairy Sandie’s face painting. Live music showcases some of Freo’s best talents, new talents.

See you at the FREO FARMERS MARKET this Sunday!

Roel Loopers

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MANY ENJOY THE PORTSIDE MARKET ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, market, Uncategorized by freoview on March 16, 2019

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The Portside Traders Market in Fremantle was very popular this morning, and it is still going till 4pm today, so plenty of time to head out to Victoria Quay.

It is best not to try to park too close by though because traffic flow along Cliff and Phillimore streets and parking are an issue.

The plant sale at B Shed was very popular and so were the many food stalls, art&craft, vintage motorbikes and fashion.

Enjoy it!!

Roel Loopers

LOCAL MADE FREO MARKET

Posted in art, city of fremantle, craft, market, Uncategorized by freoview on November 24, 2017

 

The STACKWOODS MADE LOCAL MARKET starts today from 3pm and will be on all weekend at 10 Stack Street, White Gum Valley.

The market showcases over thirty local makers who will be selling wares and gifts such as ceramic planters, artist prints, textiles, jewellery, etc.

There will be foodtrucks on site and live music, the Stackwood bar, and kids’ activities.

Plants will also be for sale and the studios are open to the public.

More info at: http://bit.ly/2A3tAfF

 

Roel Looopers

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NIGHT MARKET ON THE RIVER TODAY

Posted in fremantle, market, western australia by freoview on August 26, 2016

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The first NIGHT MARKET ON THE RIVER will be held at the East Fremantle Yacht Club at Petra Street today from 6.30 to 9.30, so it will be interesting to see how that goes, especially since I did not notice any food stalls or vans on the list.

But markets are fun and this one is above the Swan River with views to the Perth city skyline, so go and see what it is like.

Roel Loopers

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