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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

 

Portside Traders Market

 

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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GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET IS BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2019

 

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The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is back after a well-deserved NY’s break.

So head for the Fremantle College on Lefroy Road this Sunday between 8am and noon for fresh fruit&vegetables, organic produce, breads, pastries, etc.

There are also food stalls for yummy breakfast or take-away for lunch, great coffee, Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm for the kids, live music, face painting, and that unique very Freo community ambience.

Roel Loopers

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HUGE WEEK FOR FREMANTLE. ENJOY!

 

 

It is going to be a pretty big week for Fremantle so come along and enjoy all the fun!

It starts of with the Long Table Dinner all along historic High Street on Thursday evening, with the added bonus of a Christmas Market in Henry Street.

On Friday and Saturday evening the fantastic Frankenstone will light up inside the Roundhouse, and the Bazaar at the Fremantle Arts Centre starts and will run all weekend.

On Saturday from 1.30pm the Fremantle Folk Festival will be held in Princess May Park, Clancy’s and DADAA, so make sure to go there as well.

And on Sunday the Growers Green Farmers CHRISTMAS Market will have their big Christmas market.

Maybe it’s time to book a sicky for next Monday, hey? ; >)

Roel Loopers

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HAVE A FUN SUNDAY IN FREO!

 

The forecast for this Sunday is scattered showers but that should not deter us Freo lovers from having a great day in the community.

Start is oft as always with the Growers Green Farmers Market, from 8am till midday at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road.

Then move your sublime self to East Fremantle for the George Street Festival which starts at 11am and finishes at sunset.

 

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And while in the area have a break in the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard from2-4pm for the free Sunday music session with Web Rumors and Segue.

Em Burrows returns to the FAC with a six piece band, so expect sweeping synths, haunting sax and Em’s contralto voice.

The music feast starts of with pop duo Segue, so it will be an afternoon of experimental pop.

Roel Loopers

 

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DESIGNER CHRISTMAS MARKET IN PRINCESS MAY PARK

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, creative, design, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on November 17, 2018

 

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There is a big Christmas Market on in Fremantle this weekend at Princess May Park in Adelaide Street.

The Made on the Left 2018 Christmas Market will be held at the park at the Old Boys School, opposite St Patrick’s Basilica, this Saturday and Sunday November 17 and 18 between 9am and 5pm..

This free outdoor event will feature over 60 designer and artisan stalls. Bring the kids along to enjoy the free children’s activities.

Celebrate the 10th year of Perth’s longest running designer market.

Roel Loopers

 

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A BIG FREMANTLE SUNDAY. ENJOY!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, concert, food, markets, music, Uncategorized by freoview on November 4, 2018

 

 

There is a lot on this Sunday, so take advantage of the good weather and connect with our Freo community.

There is a big Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road from 8-12 with additional art&craft and other stalls to the usual fresh and organic produce, breads, pastries, coffee, breakfast, etc. There is of course live music, face painting and Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm.

From 10-12 the Repair Cafe is on again at Stackwood, corner Stack and Wood streets in White Gum Valley, so if you’ve got anything that needs repair that is the place to go to.

 

Harbour Classic

From 1pm the Harbour Classic will be sailed in Fremantle Port, so that should be a great spectacle to enjoy.

 

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And last but not least, pop powerhouse Felicity Groom and her three-piece band will be performing at the free music courtyard session in the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4 pm.

Roel Loopers

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