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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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GROWERS GREEN MARKETS WINS FREO BUSINESS AWARD

Posted in community, fremantle, growers green, markets, western australia by freoview on June 11, 2016

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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!!!

Roel Loopers

FARMER DAMIAN ANIMALS BEST LOVED AND CARED FOR

Posted in animals, fremantle by freoview on April 11, 2016

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The West Australian newspaper article on-line today that abandoned farm animals had been found in Stevens Street, Fremantle at midnight last night is a beat up and disgrace as the animals belong to well-known Farmer Damian who shows his animals at markets and also does school education events.

Damian absolutely loves his animals and cares for them extremely well. He was heart-broken last year when his beautiful old dog Angus died and he has been posting photos of his beloved dog on Facebook ever since.

I worked with Damian at the Princess May Markets in Freo and at the Swan River Community Markets in Perth, and see him almost every Sunday at the Growers Green Markets. Farmer Damian has educated thousands of children about animals and farm life and some only found out through him that milk actually comes from cows and eggs from hens.

I just talked to Damian who told me the trailer is basically a second-home for his animals where they feel very comfortable. They have travelled Australia in it.

Damian has been doing farm education for more than 12 years and is a really nice and gentle bloke who would never abuse, or not care for his animals. He respects them and treats them with humanity. As he said “I tucked them up in bed for the night as I have done hundreds of times and was up before sunrise to feed them again.”

Roel Loopers

 

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