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SEE YOU AT THE FREO FARMERS MARKET!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, Freo Farmers Market, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on June 28, 2020

 

As I am writing this the dedicated stallholders are setting up at the Freo Farmers Market in the dark.

Go get fresh/organic fruit&vegetables, bread, pastries, eggs, and much more, plus yummy breakfast and coffee, while being entertained by live music.

It is on today, and every Sunday from 8am till midday and for the time being at Bruce Lee Oval, just off South Street, in Beaconsfield.

 

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E SHED MARKETS ARE OPEN AGAIN

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, health, markets, shopping, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 19, 2020

 

 

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The E Shed Markets at Victoria Quay are open again, so go for a walk or bicycle ride to the port this weekend.

While at VQ I took some photos of Covid-19 social distancing rules signs.

I have been noticing that many individuals and businesses are getting very complacent about the rules, as many seem to believe that the easing of restrictions means we are over the hill.

The state of Victoria yesterday had 18 new cases of the coronavirus, there is a huge new spike in China, and many new cases are reported from the USA and Europe, so we need to remain vigilant.

The WA borders need to stay closed for a while longer, because the risk of importing Covid-19 cases from the eastern states is simply too risky and might cost many lives. It is irresponsible of Liberal leader Liza Harvey to call for an immediate opening of our state borders.

Stay safe, Freo, and PLEASE do stick to the rules in the interest of everyone!

Roel Loopers

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FREO MARKETS ESSENTIAL FOOD SUPPLIERS

 

It is good news that, with all the coronavirus restrictions in place, the Fremantle Markets and the Freo Farmers Markets are allowed to continue trading, as they have been classified as essential services providers for fresh food.

It will no doubt be a far more pleasant experience to shop for fruit and vegetables, etc. there than in the panic buy environment of supermarkets.

It was very quiet around Fremantle last night with hospitality providers struggling to do the right thing and create the 4 square metre distance between patrons the Federal Government is demanding. At the Synagogue every second table was off limits to create distance between the patrons, and that worked well in the outdoor area where I sat with a friend.

So far though the rules appear ambiguous. Could cafes create larger tables by putting two or three together and thus creating space between the tables, but are strangers allowed to sit together at large bench tables that we see at Bread in Common for example?

We all will have to adapt an relax and embrace it as a community challenge. We will get through it, and most of us unharmed!

Roel Loopers

TRADERS MARKET AT VICTORIA QUAY

 

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Early warning that the Victoria Quay TRADERS MARKETS will be held this coming Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a huge indoor plant sale in B Shed, plus food trucks, vintage, collectables, artisan products, etc.

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FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET THIS SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, Freo Farmers Market, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 21, 2020

 

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If you’ve got things you would like to sell the Freo Farmers Market is the go this Sunday January 26, with a FLEA MARKETĀ  being added to the weekly market.

The FFM is very popular, so a very good way to get people to see what you have to offer.

It is on from 8-12am at Fremantle College at Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield.

Roel Loopers

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HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS MARKET ON FREO ESPLANADE

Posted in art, christmas, city of fremantle, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

The Made On The Left’s handmade Christmas market is on the Fremantle Esplanade this weekend from 10am to 5pm.

The free market will have sixty stalls showcasing designers and artisans who will show unique items made here in WA.

There will be art, clothing, jewellery, homewares, ceramics, candles, body products, food, etc.

There is also a craft workshop for kids.

Roel Loopers

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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 theĀ  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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