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GROWERS GREEN CREATIVE BIKE COMPETITION

Posted in fremantle, growers green, market by freoview on February 25, 2015

Fremantle’s Growers Green Farmers Market is having a bike competition at their BIG MARKET STALL this Sunday, March 1st. Young people 15 years and under are invited to decorate and transform their bike to reflect the theme “FARMER”S MARKET”

Bring your bike along to the Markets on Lefroy Rd & have it judged by a panel of cyclists- Brad Pettitt- Mayor of Fremantle, Shani Graham – Ecoburia & Steve Grant –Fremantle Herald.

Share your creative talent and have a chance to win great prizes generously donated by Mercer Cycles, South Beach Cycles and La Paleta.

Arrive at 9am with your bike and entry form. Judging will take place at 10am. Entry forms available on the Growers Green website, in the Herald or on the day.

GROWERS GREEN A PERFECT SUNDAY MORNING

Posted in fremantle, growers green markets, market by freoview on February 14, 2015

The Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKETS were established by the P&C of the South Fremantle Senior High School to raise money for the school and support the students. It has since become an advocate for healthy food and healthy living and has not only supported the school but also been the incubator for a large number of new businesses.

$ 100,000 have been put into school programs by the P&C from plain things like books, to financing school camps, visiting speakers, authors, etc.

Over time the Fremantle community has embraced the concept of the gorgeous Sunday morning markets and come in large numbers to have a relaxing time and good breakfast, catching up with friends and doing the fresh groceries shopping.

Growers Green has a huge variety of things we all love to eat so pop in tomorrow between 8 am and noon.

Roel Loopers

AN ARTY FREO WEEKEND AHEAD

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on December 6, 2014

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It’s going to be a real fun and arty weekend in Fremantle, so put your walking shoes on, or hop on your bikes, scooters or gophers and take part in it.

All weekend the ARTWALK is on between 10 am and 4 pm where we can visit the studios of some of Freo’s own artists. Start up near Monument Hill and wander down to end up at the Fremantle Arts Centre BAZAAR.

At 31 Bellevue Terrace John Teschendorff and Annette Seaman will be having their studios open, at 14b Blinco Street Ian de Souza will be there with guest artists Jo and Robin Reid and Elly Cernohorsky, a bit further down at 275 High Street artists Trevor Richards, Theo Koning and Frank Morris, also known as The Snooker Boys, will show their creative works, while at 12 Holland Street Michael Knight will invite you into his home.

From there it is a short walk to the FAC Bazaar that always has got an eclectic mix of high quality art and craft for sale in the lovely courtyard. Keep an eye out for the stall with stunning colourful raku pottery by my mate Njalikwa Zongwe of the Zinongo Gallery in Lefroy Road.

I reckon that is just about a perfect Freo afternoon in the sun and of course the Canvas cafe at FAC will be open for food and drinks.

On Sunday the George Street Festival in East Fremantle is on and that is always a great atmosphere with live music, food, a good variety of stalls, and before that from 8-`12 the Growers Green Markets in Lefroy Road will look after your fresh food needs

Roel Loopers

GORGEOUS GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in fremantle, markets by freoview on November 30, 2014

Growers Green

There is still plenty of time to go to the Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKETS today. It’s open till midday and I took this photo half an hour ago. It is at Lefroy Road in front of the South Fremantle Senior High School.

It is a very community ambience and great fresh produce, plus fantatstic breads and pastries, meat, smoked salmon, the loveliest freerange eggs around, food stalls and more, so go for a stroll, buy some brekkie and coffee and enjoy the glorious day.

Also on is the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard music but I can’t tell you who is playing today as it is not posted on the FAC Facebook page.

Roel Loopers

FREO FERRETS AND CARROTS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 22, 2014

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That delightful Sunday Fremantle community fresh market GROWERS GREEN is offering even more this Sunday with a display of cute ferrets and ferret racing. The kids will love it, so make the trip to Lefroy Road between 8-12, buy fruit, vegies, breads, etc. and connect with your Freo community.

Roel Loopers

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CHILL OUT AT GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 16, 2014

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One of the most very Freo weekly events is no doubt the Growers Green Markets on Lefroy Road each Sunday morning from 8 am till 12 noon. It is a real community event that attracts families and lots of children and dogs from all over Fremantle and beyond.

There is so much fresh produce to buy and great food stalls that cater for breakfast and hangover needs and the coffees and pastries are yum!

There is live music by local artists and face painting for the kids. It is a fantastic relaxing way to chill out and start a Sunday.

Go and say hello to the ever-smiling Albert and buy some of his very freerange eggs and fruit&vegetables.

Roel Loopers

BIG GROWERS GREEN FUNDRAISER

Posted in fremantle by freoview on August 2, 2014

Growers Green big market

There will be a big Fremantle GROWERS GREEN fundraising markets on tomorrow, Sunday August 3, from 8 am to 12 noon at the South Fremantle Senior High School.

Organic fruit and vegetables, bread, eggs, pastries, meat, fish, sauces, etc. but also vintage, pre-loved and designer clothes, artisan work, jewellery, books, toys, fairtrade, homewares.

Of course there will be plenty to eat for breakfast and lunch from the many food stalls and there is always very good coffee.

Growers Green has a very Freo community feel about it and funds will be raised for St Patrick’s Community Centre Youth Place.

Roel Loopers

PLENTY TO DO IN FREO ON THE WEEKEND

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 2, 2014

No matter what all the knockers say about our city, it is hardly ever boring in Fremantle, so get out of the house and join in some of the fun. Yes, the footy derby is on between the Dockers and West Coast on Sunday afternoon, but that does not mean you can’t come to the Growers Green super markets on Sunday morning. It is a huge one on the first Sunday of each month, so not only fruit, vegies, breads, meat, fish but also art and craft and fashion. It’s at the South Freo Senior High School from 8 am till midday.

Then join the unions and all workers for the big May Day parade at noon through the inner city, enjoy live music and have something to eat from the many food stalls. It’s all happening on the Esplanade from 12-4 but coffee and food will be available earlier than that.

I had a quick preview of some of the works of the photographic RAW exhibition at Greg James Sculpture Studio and Gallery at J Shed and it is quite impressive, so come and have a look and support the students of photographer Peter Zuvela. Opening is tomorrow, Saturday 5-7 pm. J Shed is at Fleet Street on Bathers Beach. Plenty of free parking at TAFE.

There is also a photographic exhibition about the Sri Lankan genocide at Victoria Hall.

Roel Loopers

Anything else good happening in Freo? Let me know so I can promote it! roel.loopers@iinet.net.au

TURNIP AT GROWERS GREEN!

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 5, 2014

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Don’t be a fruitloop or basketcase and turnip at the Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKETS this Sunday morning between 8-12 at the South Fremantle Senior High School in Lefroy Street.

It’s a huge market with fruit and baskets and vegetable, great eggs, meat, fish, bread, pastries, yummy breakfast, or take some food home for lunch from one of the stalls. The coffee and atmosphere is great and there is so much to have a look at, or simply relax and watch the passing parade of Freo celebs and lesser knowns.

Roel Loopers

GROWERS GREEN COMMUNITY FEAST

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 8, 2014

I always enjoy my Sunday mornings at the Fremantle Growers Green Markets in Lefroy Street. It is such a really nice community event with families sitting in the grass enjoying coffee and breakfast, while the kids get their faces painted, have a play or listen to the live music. It has become a meeting place for friends to get together and it is very Freo.

The fruit, vegies and eggs are so fresh, and there is meat and fish, bread, pastries, and heaps to eat and drink, to make a relaxing start to Sunday. It’s on again from 8-12 tomorrow, so make the trip to the South Freo Senior High School and do some placemaking.

Roel Loopers

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