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SPECIAL SUNDAY MARKET AND JAZZ

 

Carboot Sale

 

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING FREO!

The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market has got a special Carboot Sale on today.

Head out to Annie Street in Beaconsfield for the lovely community ambience, fresh produce, live local music and much more between 8am and midday.

Freom 2-4pm the Sunday courtyard music session is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre with relaxing jazz by Fat Sparrow.

The cafe and bar are open, and the pizza oven hot, so chill out.

Roel Loopers

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CARBOOT SALE AT GROWERS GREEN MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, family, food, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on August 17, 2017

 

Carboot sale Aug. 20

 

If you have things you want to sell, why not join this Sunday’s CARBOOT SALE at the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market in Annie Street in Beaconsfield.

The market is on from 8am till noon and sells great fresh produce and yummy breakfast, and lots of other things.

It is a fantastic community event for all and the perfect way for catching up with friends, or make new ones.

Kids and dogs also love the Growers Green!

 

Roel Loopers

WHY I LOVE LIVING IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on June 5, 2017

It is WA DAY today when we celebrate the foundation day of Western Australia, and it’s yet again going to be a gorgeous day.

It is good to remind ourselves now and then what we love about the place we live in because we far too often complain about the negatives of life.

My visit to the Fremantle Growers Green farmers market yesterday made me aware again why I love Freo so much. There is such a great sense of community and people catching up over breakfast. Families, dogs, fresh produce, live music under a brilliant blue sky. How much better can it get.

I was barely out of my car when I bumped into Bryn Davies who often rigs himself up the mast of the Roundhouse to put new flag ropes up and makes repairs. He is studying and renovating his house, so he’s a busy boy.

I love having a chat with Farmer Damian, who has his patting sheep and ducks there for kids, as he is always down to earth and has a great sense of humour. We worked together on a couple of markets some years ago.

Then it was pollies time and receiving the warm smile from new Freo state Minister Simone McGurk and a hug from federal MP Josh Wilson, who was out food shopping with his wife Georgia and dog. Georgia works at Fremantle Press.

While there the person I have known longest in Australia crossed my path. Beautiful Michelle Broun, an Injbarndi woman who is now the curator for Aboriginal and Torrest Straight Islander art at the WA Art Gallery. She was there with her cousin Khris. I used to babysit Michelle’s sons Simon and Reuben, but now Simon has his own children and is  a teacher in Broome. Yep, I am getting old. ; >(

My mate Tom Fisher of Clancy’s fame was on stage doing fine tunes.

The foodstalls were busy so it’s not easy to have a chat with the operators, but I managed to have a few word with Nick who sells frozen yoghurt and who also builds food carts, musician and poet Dave Pensa was selling Mediterranean anti-pasto, and the always smiling Umir from Zab Salad served his yummy smelling and looking curries. You can buy them during the week at the restaurant he and his wife Kulsum have opposite Victoria Hall. Try it!

Also had a chat with Sarah and Shaun from the High Street Dispensary cafe, who also used to own Chalkys. They had their 14 month-old boy with them of course.

And last but not least I had a chat with Linda from Treacle Treat who sells Dutch Flavourites; stroopwafels, kroketten, bitterballen and the delightful tiny Dutch poffertjes pancakes. You need to try them!

Talking Dutch with Linda, who is a relatively new migrant, reminded me that I left the Netherlands 50 years ago for my first big adventure when I migrated to Germany. How time has flown and what an exciting life I have had. The grand finale is here in Freo for me, the place I love more than anywhere else in the world!

Roel Loopers

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SUNDAY MUSIC SESSION AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, concert, fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on January 7, 2017

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The New Year has started so things are slowly getting back to normal.

The Fremantle Arts Centre will start this year’s Sunday Music Sessions in the courtyard tomorrow from 2-4 pm with jazz by the Aaron Spiers Group.

Next week will be big at the FAC with one of my favourite groups Kalidad playing there.

The Sunday sessions are free, the bar and cafe are open and a wood fired pizza oven is also on site.

And don’t forget the Growers Green Farmers Market at Lefroy Road tomorrow from 8-12 am!

Roel Loopers

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SUPPORT GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET!

Posted in community, fremantle, growers green markets by freoview on November 29, 2016

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The Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET needs and deserves the support of the Fremantle community and beyond, so please spread the word not only in Fremantle but tell friends from other suburbs how great this community market is.

Join the NEW Facebook page Friends Who Like Growers Green Farmers Market!

It is on every Sunday from 8-12 at the South Fremantle Senior High School on Lefroy Road and part proceeds got to the school.

I love Growers Green as it has a real sense of community and it is very relaxing to spend an hour there connecting with people, listening to live music, have some nice breakfast and buy great fresh produce.

See you there on Sunday!

Roel Loopers

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DOGS DAY AT THE GROWERS GREEN

Posted in dogs, fremantle, growers green markets, markets, western australia by freoview on September 13, 2016

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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.

Roel Loopers

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MANNING PARK MARKET STARTS OCTOBER!

Posted in community, fremantle, markets, western australia by freoview on September 9, 2016

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!

Roel Loopers

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STAY DRY AND WARM AT THE FIB FLEA MARKET

Posted in fibonacci centre, fremantle, markets, western australia by freoview on May 22, 2016

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There is more rain on the way this Sunday so if you want to connect with the community while staying dry and under cover, head to the FLEA MARKET at the Fibonacci Centre from 11.30 today.

The cosy Blinco Street Cafe will offer hot drinks and food to keep body and soul warm and the community ambience of it all will also warm the heart.

Before that though do all your fresh fruit and vegie shopping at the Growers Green. Open from 8 am till midday.

See you there!

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NEW PARKING AT FREO’S GROWERS GREEN MARKET

Posted in fremantle, growers green markets, shopping, western australia by freoview on May 20, 2016

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For all you lovers of the Freo GROWERS GREEN MARKET who don’t walk or ride your bike there, be aware that due to building development at the school parking on the grass along Lefroy Road will no longer be available for the next 12 months.

You can park opposite at TAFE or behind the South Fremantle Senior High School via Pass Crescent. Check out the map above and enjoy the markets this Sunday from 8 am till midday.

Roel Loopers

HAVE A MUSICAL FREO SUNDAY!

Posted in fremantle, music by freoview on January 29, 2016

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It’s a very musical Sunday again in Fremantle with some of my creative friends performing around town. Alan Dawson is one of the EMPIRE BLUES duo playing at the Growers Green market, then from 11.30 am on my mate Ari will be playing on the deck of the lovely BLINCO STREET CAFE in the Fibonacci Centre, and from 2 pm my Clancy’s mate TOM FISHER AND THE LAYABOUTS will be performing at the free Sunday concert in the Fremantle Arts Centre.

The only hiccup to a perfect Sunday could be the rain that is forecast but knowing our weather it will probably never come.

On Saturday go check out the all new Elizabeth Quay in Perth and enjoy the Swan River Markets from 8.30 to 1.30. Lots of stalls with Fremantle people so go support them even when north of the might Swan river!

Roel Loopers

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