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NOONGAR WALKWAY AT FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, fremantle markets, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 18, 2017

 

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After yesterday’s blog post about tourism in Fremantle, and the lack of Aboriginal experience for overseas tourists, I was contacted by Fremantle Markets CEO Natasha Atkinson about their indigenous art trial and wildflower exhibition.

The Aboriginal walkway art trail and wildflowers show celebrate one of six Noongar seasons and throughout the year the markets will showcase all Noongar seasons with new displays.

The art trail, celebrating the Djilba season, was painted on the walkway by indigenous artist Deborah Newenham-Coertse and will be there all of September.

On Friday mornings there is also a Welcome to Country by Whadjuk Noongar man Walter McGuire

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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!

 

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HAVE A FREO FATHER’S DAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, growers green markets, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on September 2, 2017

 

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community-sept-3Hey kids, why not take your beautiful DAD to the Growers Green Farmers Market in Annie Street, Beaconsfield for breakfast tomorrow morning for his Father’s Day!

There are lots of food stalls with yummy things for DAD to choose from and there is also a big craft market where you can buy him a present.

And there will be a lot of greyhounds brought to the market to look for a new home for them by Greyhound Adoption WA.

Of course there will be live music, the animal touch farm of Farmer Damian, face painting and Fairy Sandy.

It is on from 8am till midday.

After that take your DAD to Fremantle Oval for the Community Cup AFL charity game between local musicians and the media.

It will be followed by a concert, and there are food stalls there to have lunch. It starts at midday!

 

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FRESH FOOD AND CAR BOOT SALE

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

 

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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.

 

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BOOMERANG BAGS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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

 

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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.

 

DELIGHTFUL ABORIGINAL ART MARKET

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on April 9, 2017

There was a lot of interest for the REVEALED Aboriginal art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Saturday morning and rightly so, as there were many stunning artworks for sale.

There was a bit of buying frenzy which made a few people forget they were dealing with art as they disrespectfully stepped onto the canvasses that were displayed on the ground to try to find a bargain.

It is overall a lovely and colourful atmosphere though but I wished the music they played on the day was more traditional.

The cafe was pumping out coffee like a factory assembly line, so for them too it was a good day.

I love Aboriginal art and while it was hard to get a good look because of the big crowd it is a great showcase for indigenous art from some of the very remote communities, so I hope it will continue next year.

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FOOD MAKES MONDAYS GREAT AGAIN

Posted in food, fremantle, western australia by freoview on February 6, 2017

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The Under The Bridge Foodtrucks organisers came up with the Trumpish slogan Make Mondays Great Again, so I am stealing it from them.

It’s on again today from 5-8.30 pm at the Fremantle East Street Jetty and a lot of fun. It’s also a great spot to watch the sun set behind the port, fall in love, network, meet new friends, take the dog for a walk, or have a quick swim in the Swan River.

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FINE FREO FOOD UNDER THE RAINBOW

Posted in food, fremantle by freoview on January 24, 2017

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The Under The Bridge food van market at the Fremantle East Street jetty has become very popular with hundreds of people sitting at the Swan river watching the sun set behind the port and enjoying great food.

It is on every Monday in summer from 5 to 8.30 pm, so go and check it out next week!

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NIGHT MARKET ON THE RIVER TODAY

Posted in fremantle, market, western australia by freoview on August 26, 2016

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The first NIGHT MARKET ON THE RIVER will be held at the East Fremantle Yacht Club at Petra Street today from 6.30 to 9.30, so it will be interesting to see how that goes, especially since I did not notice any food stalls or vans on the list.

But markets are fun and this one is above the Swan River with views to the Perth city skyline, so go and see what it is like.

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HAVE FUN AT THE FIB FLEA MARKET THIS SUNDAY

Posted in community, fibonacci centre, fremantle by freoview on April 22, 2016

As far as I am concerned Stephanie Hendricks is one of the loveliest people in Fremantle. The Blinco Street Cafe owner is organising The Fib Flea Market!  at the Fibonacci Centre in Blinco Street this Sunday 24th April 2016 from 11.30am.

Grab a steal at the one-day flea market in the central space.
Be entertained by LIVE music by local musician.
Meet the Fib resident artists in their studios.
Check out the new Spanda Yoga School and their cute little shop in their cosy studio.
Have a glorious cuppa and yummy food from the Blinco Street Cafe.

A lovely FREE fun- filled family day for all who love art, music, food and Fremantle. So FLEA on down to the wonderful world of the Fib!

Perfect fun for all the family on a long weekend so head down to The Fib on Sunday!

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