The experts claim this Saturday and Sunday are the worst and most hectic days for Christmas shopping, so I’ll stay well away from it all and bought my food at 8 am.
Local Council meetings are now done for this year so it will probably be a very quiet news time for this blogger.
So let me remind you of a few events that are on tomorrow Sunday December 18.
Of course the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market will be on from 8-12 at the South Fremantle Senior High School on Lefroy Road.
The Fremantle Arts Centre free courtyard music session from 2-4 pm features Liz Stringer from Victoria, one of Australia’s most respected songwriters.
Also on from 2-7 pm is the Sunday Sounds–Music for the Beeliar Wetlands event in protest of the Roe 8 highway. It is on at Hope Road, North Lake.
And from 6 pm onward the Fremantle Christmas Carols will be on at South Beach with food vans and a beautiful sunset.
Fremantle is an outstanding city to connect with the community so get out and about and meet new people, and if you really need to do Christmas shopping, shop local in Freo please to support our traders!!
It looks as if it is going to be a nice mild Sunday so enjoy what is on offer around Fremantle.
The Growers Green big Christmas farmers markets is on from 8-12, so not only perfect for buying yummy fresh produce and breakfast but also for XMass presents.
The Bazaar at the Fremantle Arts Centre is open from 9.30 and sells local art and craft, so head out there as well.
Last but not least is the George Street East Fremantle Fair from 1-7 pm today. Great community atmosphere, live entertainment, food, Chrissie presents, just relaxing fun.
And after that take the kids to watch the sunset behind the Rainbow sculpture.
It’s the start of summer and the best time to be in Fremantle, so get ready for a great weekend!
Tonight at 7 pm the Rainbow-Containbow sculpture at Beach Reserve will light up for the first time and that will become a permanent feature of the artwork, and tomorrow night Mayor Brad Pettitt will switch on the Christmas tree at Kings Square around 7.30.
Tomorrow is also the start of the art and craft BAZAAR at the Fremantle Arts Centre that will run all weekend, and on Saturday the South Beach Sunset Food Market starts from 5-9 pm and will run every Saturday till mid April.
On Sunday morning the all embracing lovely Growers Green Farmers Market is on from 8-12 at Lefroy Road and from 1 pm on the East Fremantle George Street Festival is on till early evening.
Staying at home this weekend is simply not an option. Get out and about, meet new people and embrace Freo’s community spirit!
The first Manning Park Market was on this Saturday from 8.30 to 12.30 and already attracted a lot of people, including the City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett and his wife and the Gyuto monks of Tibet, and lots of families and dogs.
Natalie Gillespie performed and the food stalls were very popular.
It’s a stunning location not far from the lake and the playground and there is plenty of parking, so head out there next Saturday!
Not only locals know how good Manning Park is, as I and many Fremantle people visit the lovely park regularly, and now there is another reasons to go to Manning Park on Saturdays, as tomorrow the Manning Park Farmers and Artisan Market starts with 50 hand-picked stalls by Marketeer Kylie Wheatley and her team at Red Tent Events.
The original farm and now park combines both histories to create a market that supports local shopping and small business trends as well as the social, recreational and inclusive nature of parks.
From 8.30am to 12.30pm every Saturday baristas, bakers, passionate foodies will be serving up everything from Laksa to Spelt pizza, soft shell crab baos, Indian pies to Beef Kofta Burgers, Grilled Capsicum & Beetroot Yoghurt Sauce.
Freshly picked produce, fish and bacon smoked a few hundred metres from the site, the market highlights the fact that Cockburn is still home to many market gardeners, olive oil producers, and families who have been connected to the area. Traditional makers and bakers will line up with the gluten free bread stalls, modern ottoman, fermenters and Tokyo street food.
Even a descendent of the Manning family, Elizabeth Manning will be selling the family’s olive oil. Elizabeth’s father lived at the farm in 1948 and her brother was the last baby born in the Old Homestead (now ruins).
In fact over 70% of the stallholders live locally.
Live music, kids artisan craft area’s, will entertain all the family and the market kicks off with a bang on the 22nd October with Mayor Logan Howlett opening the market and much loved performers Natalie Gillespie, Rose Parker and Dave Brewer opening the Sound Shell with a Soul Sister Saturday set. Visiting Gyuto Monks from Nepal will do an auspicious morning blessing.
It’s the Queebee long weekend so plenty of time to enjoy Fremantle, rain or shine.
The start of the school holidays is also the start of very special sheep shearing demonstrations at the Growers Green Farmers Market, so don’t forget to take your children there tomorrow. The shearing by Farmer Damian will be on from 11. And Damian is happy to put a chicken on your head or shoulder as well!
Also very special tomorrow is the return of the delightful Kavisha Mazzella. She will be singing between 9-11 am.
There is great food at this fantastic market in Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield, and plenty of parking for those who don’t want to walk or ride their bike.
See you there!
The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is having a DOGS DAY this Sunday September 18, so bring your cuties to the Lefroy Road community market.
The categories are: Golden Oldie(over 8 years-old), Cutest Puppy, Happiest Dog, and Smartest Dog.
And while there shop for organic food, buy yummy international breakfast and catch up with friends.
The market is open from 8 am till midday every Sunday.
Great to hear that the Manning Park Farmers and Artisan Market will start in Hamilton Hill on Saturday October 22 this year. The market is organised by well-known Fremantle market expert Kylie Wheatley of Red Tent Events, so will no doubt be very professional and fantastic.
In my opinion that lovely park is one of the most ideal locations for a community market, as it is in the middle of nature with plenty of parking.
Manning Park is only a wee bit out of Fremantle, and we could have claimed it as ours if the State Government had not messed up its Local Government reform so badly, so just hop over the border into Cockburn and support the new market!
Whenever I visit the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market on Sundays I feel like receiving a mass hug from the Freo community. It is such a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and a great place to catch up with friends while shopping for fresh food, organic fruit and vegies, great breads and pastries and other yummy things.
The many food stalls offer fantastic breakfast and coffee and there is always live music. Kids and dogs love it, so come along. It is on from 8 am till noon.
From noon on the very cute Flea Market at the Fibonacci Centre in Blinco Street is on till 4 pm. It is such a warm, cosy and friendly environment and the cute Blinco Street Cafe run by the delightful Stephanie serves great coffee and food.
Buy art, clothes, stuff, listen to live music, meet new people, check out the newish Spanda Yoga School and chill.
CONGRATULATIONS to the GROWERS GREEN Farmers Market team who were last night awarded one of the Fremantle Business Awards!
The GG is my very favourite market that is all about community and raising money for the South Fremantle Senior High School. It sells great fresh and a lot of organic produce, fantastic bread, pastry, and the food stalls sell yummy breakfast.
The Growers Green is at Lefroy Road and open every Sunday from 8 am till midday.
Well done, ladies!!!