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THE REAL FREO MARKETS RIVALRY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, markets, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 30, 2019

 

 

There is a bit of healthy rivalry going on between the two markets in Henderson Street with the Fremantle Markets pointing out they are the REAL market.

All that because the True Blue Markets opened a few weeks ago just opposite, so more choice for visitors to Freo.

The new markets specialises in Aboriginal art and craft while our great Freo markets offers a wide range of goods and foods, so check them both out today!

Roel Loopers

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GENUINE ABORIGINAL ART AT TRUE BLUE MARKETS

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, markets, shopping, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2019

 

 

The new Fremantle TRUE BLUE MARKETS has opened opposite the Fremantle Markets in the Henderson Street mall, so go and have a browse.

Brian and Annette Kent are well known faces in Fremantle and the Aboriginal art on offer is genuine and painted by local artists, and not from sweat shops in Indonesia or China.

It is very important when we send tourists to the  new markets to know that they support our local Aboriginal artists, so promote them and spread the word!

Roel Loopers

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NEW AUSSIE MARKETS FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, markets, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on August 9, 2019

 

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I noticed the signs for the all new TRUE BLUE MARKETS this morning where the Pine Warehouse opposite the Fremantle Mrkets used to be.

It will be good to see that retail space activated again. This from the website:

True Blue Australia is one of Australia’s largest manufacturers of postcards, greeting cards and locally produced souvenirs. Products featuring photographs by Annette Kent are produced for almost every town in Australia. True Blue also has their own kilns to produce glass and clay jewellery, platters, art glass and awards.

Many Aboriginal Artists from the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA produce paintings, artefacts, jewellery and souvenirs at their communities and the True Blue workshop.

Roel Loopers

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BIG FREMANTLE FARMERS MARKET SUNDAY

 

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It is going to be a BIG Fremantle Farmers Market on the first Sunday of the month, so make sure to visit it.

For me it is the best community market in metropolitan Perth where friends catch up and where old friends bump into each other. It is a market for families, dogs, connecting, networking, meeting new people and making new friends.

There are great fruit&vegetable stalls with lots of fresh produce from small farms, and real free range eggs. There are stalls with breads and pastries, fresh fish and there are food stalls for yummy breakfast and coffee while live music is playing.

Farmer Damian’s petting zoo is there and face painting and it’s all under the lovely setting of mature trees at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road.

Because it is the BIG start of the month market there will also be art and craft stalls and much more.

It’s on from 8am till noon, so see you there!

Roel Loopers

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MAKERS MARKET AT FREMANTLE ESPLANADE HOTEL

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, design, fashion, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on July 11, 2019

 

Made On The Left, the oldest Perth handmade artist markets, will be held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle this weekend July 13 and 14.

More than 80 WA artists and designers will show their works, from art to design, fashion, food, homewares, plants, etc.

There will also be retro and handmade vintage clothing, leather, candles, timber furniture, jewellery, artisan soaps, honey and more, so go and check it out.

Roel Loopers

 

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ENJOY THE WA DAY SUNDAY

 

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It is going to be a beautiful mild Sunday so go out and explore gorgeous Fremantle.

The Growers Green Farmers Market is on at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road till midday for fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, pastries, yummy breakfast, lunch and coffee.

All the cafes and restaurants around Freo are open today, but some will be closed tomorrow, so take advantage of that, and the Fremantle Markets and E Shed Markets are open, as are Fremantle Prison, the Roundhouse, Shipwrecks Museum and Maritime Museum.

And at the Fishing Boat Harbour the WA DAY Festival is on all day till 8pm.

There really is no excuse to stay home, so grab the kids, the dog and hubby and head out to be part of our great Freo community.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE MARKETS MANAGEMENT CRITICISED

 

 

Two articles in the West Australian raise concerns about the rents and management of the Fremantle Markets, and that is a real shame because it is one of Freo’s most popular weekend destinations that attracts many thousands of visitors each day of trading.

The West questions if the City of Fremantle is getting maximum value out of its property when the Market operators pocketed some $ 11 million over the last five years and under the contract agreement only paid back $ 3.8 million to the City.

I understand building maintenance is City of Fremantle’s responsibility.

It is alleged in the articles in the West Australian that rents for stallholders in the markets is seven times more than along the Cappuccino Strip, although the markets only trade three weekend days a week and on public holidays. It is claimed that in this time of rent increases in the markets rents along the Cappuccino Strip halved because of the economic downturn.

Some market stall holders, according to the West Australian and Fremantle Herald, claim there is Russian dictatorship management at Femantle Markets after a doughnut trader was evicted for trying to re-start the tenants association, which is denied by markets CEO Natasha Atkinson.

The decision by a previous Fremantle Council to grant an extension of the markets lease to the Murdoch family was highly controversial at the time and created a lot of anger in the community.

The Fremantle Markets are very popular with tourists, visitors from all over Perth, and locals and have in my opinion improved a lot, especially in the food hall. It is the go to attraction in Freo on the weekends, so it is a real shame it is getting so much negative publicity. It is time for Fremantle Council to mediate and support the traders.

Roel Loopers

HUGE FREO MARKET AND PRE-PADDY PARTY

 

 

One of Fremantle’s biggest ever markets will be on today from 10am till 4pm at Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port.

The PORTSIDE TRADERS MARKET  will have more than 50 stalls which will offer anything from great food, to farmers market, artisan creations, retro, vintage, plants, art, crafts, cafe,etc.

And once you have done that wander over to Bathers Beach where the KELP Bar at Kidogo Arthouse will have a Pre-Paddy’s Party to celebrate St Patrick’s Day early. It starts at 5.30pm.

Roel Loopers

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PORTSIDE TRADERS MARKET ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, markets, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on March 13, 2019

 

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An early notice for those who plan their weekends early.

The huge Portside Traders Market is on this coming Saturday March 16 from 10am to 4pm on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Ports.

Check out all the participating stalls on the poster above, and there are a few more latecomers as well.

It should be a fun day, so come along!

Roel Loopers

 

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A LOVELY FREO WAY TO END THE WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, markets, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on February 18, 2019

 

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The Merchants’ Mess Food Truck Markets on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay is a nice way to activate the area on a Sunday afternoon and  early evening.

Good food, mellow music, ships entering and leaving the port, the Rottnest Island ferries dropping off and picking up passengers, and the sun setting behind the port is a lovely way to end the weekend.

There is a very big Portside Traders Markets coming up on Saturday March 16 from 10am-4pm, so make a note of it!

Roel Loopers

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