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FRUITS&VEGIES AND HOWLS

 

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There can be comfort in routine, so why not follow my Sunday routine with a visit to the Growers Green Farmers Market in the morning and then the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre in the afternoon.

Great breakfasts, fresh produce, bread, etc. at the Lefroy Road markets from 8 am till midday. Try some of the Dutch flavourites at the Treacle Treat stall of my friend Linda!

The Fremantle Arts Centre has Dan Howls on show from 2-4pm, who has quickly won fans with his dark blues guitar and gravelly vocals.

With a voice likened to Tom Waits, a new EP and a full band, come and see why Howls is generating so much buzz. He’ll be supported by local songwriter Ashby Ranson (WA).

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It’s going to be a perfect day to be out and about in Fremantle and connect with your community, so don’t be a couch potato!

Roel Loopers

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VISIT GROWERS GREEN MARKETS THIS SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 19, 2018

 

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An early reminder that the lovely Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKETS, have relocated back to their old spot at Lefroy Road at Fremantle College.

The market has been a great meeting place for locals and beyond and is the perfect place to buy fresh produce, bread, and lots of other yummy things, as well as delicious breakfast and coffee.

There is live music, the animal touch farm from Farmer Damian, face painting.

It’s lovely to sit on a rug under the trees and engage with your local community.

Open every Sunday from 8 am till midday.

Roel Loopers

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HAVE A GREAT OLD FREO SUNDAY!

 

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It is going to be a rare cool summer Sunday in Fremantle today before a big bad storm is supposed to hit us this evening, so make the best of it while you can.

First cab of the rank must the the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market, that is a big one with craft and stuff for sale for Christmas, as well as all the organic and yummy fresh produce, breads, pastries, eggs, breakfast, etc.

And there is live music, the animal touch farm, fairies, face painting.

It’s is on from 8 am till midday at the South Fremantle Senior High School, that will be the new Fremantle College in the new year.

 

The East Pointers

 

From 2-4 pm the Canadian trio The East Pointers will perform at the free concert in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Relax with the celtic sounds of fiddle, banjo and guitar while listening to the heart-felt lyrics of the sorrows and joys of life.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will be open and the fantastic In Cahoots Aboriginal art show is also still on show.

Have a really great good old Freo day!

Roel Loopers

 

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ANOTHER GREAT FREMANTLE SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2017

 

This Way North

 

It is going to be a great day in Fremantle, so why not start at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning. It’s on from 8am to midday at Annie Street, Beaconsfield.

After that visit one of our many lovely local cafes and then from 2-4 pm relax in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, where Victorian duo This Way North will entertain us with soulful vocals and alt-pop melodies, combined with solid groove based drumming.

They are sometimes likened to the Black Keys and Tame Impala.

Also performing at the FAC this afternoon is Belle Harvey. who will be singing alt-country and folk tales.

Oct 15. National Hotel

And if you need more after that, Jook Joint is performing at the National Hotel from 3.30-6.30 pm.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2017

 

 

School holidays are coming up, so parents will be keen to find things to do in Fremantle with their children, so take note of these two events!

On Saturday it is PIRATE DAY at the lovely Duyfken replica sailing ship from 11 am to 4pm. It is at berth behind Little Creatures in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

It’s one of your last chances to visit the ship in Freo as it will be sailing up the Swan River and be at berth at Elizabeth Quay in Perth for several months.

On Sunday the Growers Green Farmers Market has something very special on for the kids. There will be sheep shearing at Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm, something not to be missed!

 

Roel Loopers

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GREAT FATHER’S DAY AT GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, growers green, Uncategorized by freoview on September 3, 2017

 

 

I love the Sunday GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET as much as I love Fremantle. It is a true community market with great atmosphere where Freo people meet friends and family, while shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, etc.

It was packed full with families today. It was amazing how many babies had the brilliant idea of taken dad out for Father’s Day to the Growers Green.

I only wanted to stay for an hour, but that became two hours because I bumped into so many people.

Had a long chat with the owner of the Fremantle Herald Andrew Smith, talked my birth lingo with Dutch friends from Treacle Treat and the Duyfken, said hello to Minister Simone McGurk and Councillor Hannah Fitzhardinge and election candidate Kathy Anketell, The Fib’s Robby Lang was there, as was architect Tobias Bush, and of course market manager Kylie Wheatley.

The GGFM is open every Sunday from 8 am till noon at Annie Street in Beaconsfield and raises funds for the South Fremantle Senior High School, so make the trip next Sunday!

 

Roel Loopers

FRESH FOOD AND CAR BOOT SALE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on August 19, 2017

 

Carboot sale Aug. 20

 

Don’t forget it’s Carboot Sale Sunday at the Fremantle’s Growers Green Farmers Market this weekend.

There is no rain forecast, so go and buy great fresh produce, have a yummy breakfast, live music, face painting and an animal touch farm for the kids and lots of stuff out of the back of cars.

Good community fun!

The market is at Annie Street in Beaconsfield and it’s on from 8am till noon.

 

Roel Loopers

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HUGE GROWERS GREEN FOOD AND CRAFT MARKET

Posted in fremantle, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on July 1, 2017

 

The Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET at Annie Street in Beaconsfield is HUGE this Sunday!

Not only will there be great fresh produce, bread, pastries, meat and fish for sale, but there are also fantastic food stall to buy breakfast at, and there is also the first Sunday of the month craft market.

And there is more!! It’s also the official launch of the BOOMERANG BAGS to stop the use of non-recycable plastic bags.

It’s on from 8 am till midday and there will also be live music.

Bring the kids, dogs, grandparents, friends and enjoy the great Freo community event.

Roel Loopers

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PERFECT SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE PARADISE!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, Uncategorized by freoview on June 18, 2017

 

Federal Hotel Sunday music

 

What a brilliant Sunday again in Freo paradise!

Don’t stay home but get out and about to the Growers Green Farmers Market that is still on till midday and there is also a car boot sale on there today.

Fresh produce, breads, pastries, yummy breakfasts, great atmosphere, live music, animal touch farm, face painting. Bring the family, friends, dogs!

When there help reduce the us of plastic bags and take part in making Boomerang Bags.

From 3pm on the Federal Hotel in William Street opposite the Townhall will have free live music, so for those who miss the Irish music they used to play there when it was Rosy O’Grady, this might be a good afternoon.

And all the shops, pubs, bars and cafes are open in Fremantle, so support our small businesses and the bigger ones, all of them!

Roel Loopers

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BOOMERANG BAGS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Posted in environment, fremantle, growers green markets, recycling, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2017

 

Boomerang Bags

 

The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market have taken on the challenge of banning plastic bags in the market and will join the Boomerang Bags project this Sunday. 

Boomerang Bags is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities to make re-usable (or boomerang) bags out of recycled material. It was only launched 3 years ago, and already 85,953+ Boomerang Bags have been made which has reduced plastic bag use by around 47 Million!

There are already 273+ Boomerang Bags Communities underway with Fremantle now joining the cause.

Growers Green  have been trying to educate the stallholders, and most are on board but plastic continues to come into the market. This is mostly due to lack of planning, forgetting to bring your own bags for shopping, or spontaneously deciding to buy a few things. 

The organisers aim is to make 1000 Boomerang Bags for Fremantle to really make an impact and be as handy and accessible as the plastic bag. The important thing is they are free for the shop and free for the customer. Shoppers will be offered free-to-borrow, re-usable bags made by volunteers.

It has been reported that Australian consumers use about 3.92 billion plastic bags per year, and it’s up to all of us to make a difference for the health of our environment and the animal life we impact.

Boomerang Bags Fremantle are hoping that sewing groups, social groups, students and community members can help with this wonderful initiative and join on Sundays  for bag making; or create their own bags to donate. All bags must be made from recycled fabric and there is a silk screen available for branding the bags.

The market is on every Sunday from 8 am to midday at Annie Street in Beaconsfield.

 

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