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PERFECT SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE PARADISE!

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

 

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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

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.

 

INVIGORATING KALLIDAD AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in concert, fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music by freoview on January 14, 2017

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Don’t miss KALLIDAD at the Fremantle Arts Centre free Sunday Music Sessions tomorrow from 2-4!

I heard this group for the first time at the FAC and loved it. Their music has so much invigorating energy that I still must have been out of breath hours later.

The FAC writes: Witness the musical sorcery of Kallidad (NSW) as they combine flamenco virtuosity with thrash metal aggression, mariachi humour, tribal percussion and rock n’ roll attitude.

It is great to see kids coming to the performance with their face painted like the Kallidad musicians, so it is a musical and visual spectacle for old and young to enjoy. I’ll be there for sure!

But of course before that start your Sunday morning at the Growers Green Farmers Market on from 8-12.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FUN DAY SUNDAY

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Sunday is fun day in Fremantle and tomorrow will be a good day for music, but first things first and start the day at the Growers Green Farmers Market on Lefroy Road from 8am till midday. They have live music as well!

From 2-4 pm the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre with Luke Dux and Atomic Lunchbox is on.

The WAM Award-winner performs stripped back, acoustic versions of his extensive catalogue of solo tunes. Joined by a line up of talented musicians, be captivated by his moody lowdown blues style and intricate guitar work.

And from 5-7 there is Folk&Roots and a great sunset at J Shed on Bathers Beach and food van Flying Falafels will be there for dinner. This is also a free family event!

It should be a very good day of community fun, so I am looking forward to it!

Roel Loopers

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HAVE A HAPPY FREO SUNDAY!

Posted in community, east fremantle, festival, fremantle, markets by freoview on December 4, 2016

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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.

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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ROYAL REASON TO VISIT FREO’S GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in food, fremantle, growers green markets by freoview on November 2, 2016

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There is now a real royal reason to visit the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Markets on Sunday morning.

During the recent visit to W.A. by the King and Queen of the Netherlands Fremantle Treacle Treat food van owner Linda Haanskorf-de Jongh offered the Royals a gift of her delicious home-made stroopwavels, which she sells at Growers Green.

I don’t think Linda will be allowed to put the Dutch royal weapon on her van and call herself a hofleverant, but it is great recognition for this small business operator who only started Treacle Treat a couple of years ago.

Oh and a reminder to the City of Fremantle CEO, who asked me about it, that this is the stall that sells bitterballen and croquettes as well!

Well done Linda!

Roel Loopers

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SPECIAL FREMANTLE GROWERS GREEN MARKET

Posted in community, food, fremantle, growers green markets, markets, western australia by freoview on September 24, 2016

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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!

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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!

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TAKE DAD TO THE GROWERS GREEN MARKET!

Posted in family, fathers day, fremantle, growers green markets, western australia by freoview on September 2, 2016

Come on Fremantle kids and mums, take DAD to a special place this Sunday and visit the Growers Green Farmers Market at Lefroy Road.

It is the monthly BIG MARKET with lots of stalls to buy DAD a present and lots of food stalls to buy him yummie breakfast and coffee. And you don’t have to clean up afterward yourselves. ; >)

There is live music, and DAD could have a face painting or cuddle up with sheep at Damian’s Farm. The Growers Green is a lot of fun, so make is a very special day for DAD!

Always remember that Freo is all about your special DAD:

Fun

Respectful

Extraordinary

Original

Roel Loopers

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GET A FREO MARKETS HUG ON SUNDAY

Posted in community, food, fremantle, markets, western australia by freoview on June 24, 2016

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.

Roel Loopers

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