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ARTY GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, food, growers green markets, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2018

 

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A couple of arty photos I took this morning of the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market that has been relocated to its old spot next to the brand new modern Fremantle College building.

Redtents events owner Kylie Wheatley now is also the owner of Freo’s favourite market after the school was reluctant to continue with it.

The proximity to Lefroy Road and parking at TAFE opposite the college will no doubt see the market return to its huge popularity soon.

The market is open till midday today and every Sunday from 8am till 12 noon.

Support our local small businesses!

Roel Loopers

HAVE FREO FUN BEFORE THE BIG WET TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2018

 

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BOM predicts that it will get very wet for a few days from late this afternoon, so make sure to go and enjoy the outdoors while you can today.

Tripl J UNEARTHED winner Stella Donnelly will be performing her emotive songs at the free Fremantle Arts Centre concerts from 2-4pm, supported by Mei Sarawati.

Stella’s emotive song writing and intriguing stage presence make her performances an unforgettable experience.

 

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The homely Growers Green Farmers Market is back at Lefroy Street from 8am till midday, so head out there for yummy breakfasts, coffee, breads, fresh produce, eggs, organic stuff, etc.

And it is the last day of the Fenians Fremantle Festival, so check out the events on their Facebook page. I hope the Hougoumont Street Dinner tonight will not be too wet.

There is a very good exhibition about the Fenians at the Fremantle Prison.

Roel Loopers

GROWERS GREEN BACK AT LEFROY ROAD

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2018

 

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The fabulous GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET is returning to Lefroy Road this Sunday, after the enforced relocation to Annie Street to accommodate development.

The market will now be under the trees next to the brand new arty Fremantle College building and close to ample of parking at the TAFE site over the road and at the school itself.

It is open from 8am till midday every Sunday and a fantastic community event to catch up with friends while shopping for fresh produce and enjoy yummy breakfast and coffee.

Live music by Ari Davies, Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm, Fairy Sandy and face painting. I’ll see you all there!

 

Roel Loopers

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.

 

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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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BUY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AT GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2017

 

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MAKE IT A HOT COMMUNITY FREO SUNDAY

 

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It promises to be a hot Sunday, but there is plenty to do in Fremantle, so don’t stay at home.

The Growers Green Farmers Market is on from 8am till midday at Annie Street in Beaconsfield.

The Fremantle Arts Centre Christmas Bazaar is on from 10-5 and the In Cahoots Aboriginal art show is there as well.

Not far from there the East Fremantle Festival in George Street is on from 1-7pm.

And last but not least the NEVER AGAIN book launch about the Roe 8 highway and Perth Freight Link protests is at the Town Hall from 5-10 pm with live music, readings, speeches, food and drinks.

It’s going to be a busy Sunday for those who like to connect with their Freo community. Have fun!

Roel Loopers

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HAVE A FREO FUNDAY!

 

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It’s going to be a pleasant 33 degrees today, so perfect for the outdoors.

Start your Sunday with breakfast, live music and great fresh produce at the GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET at Annie Street, Beaconsfield between 8am and midday.

Then from 2-4pm the Bambuseae Rhythm Section will perform at the free courtyard session in the Fremantle Arts Centre.

They are a lively eight-piece fusing blues, funk, afrobeat, jazz and reggae. With their vivacious rhythms, pulsating baselines and raucous horns.

When you are in the area walk up to Cantonment Hill where the Fremantle Sea Rescue has open day of the Signal Station from 1-5 pm.

And after that the Fly by Night Sunday session is on from 5-10pm.

Have a Freo fun day!

 

Roel Loopers

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GORGEOUS FREMANTLE SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on October 1, 2017

 

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It is a gorgeous day in Freo paradise, so enjoy a walk through our beautiful city, do some shopping in the many cute shops in the West End, at Many 2.0, etc. and have lunch in one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants.

The Fremantle Markets are open, the buskers are having fun and it’s a great day to get a bit of sun tan.

It was the usual delightful community ambience at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning.

Have a great day!

 

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

 

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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

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WHY I LOVE LIVING IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on June 5, 2017

It is WA DAY today when we celebrate the foundation day of Western Australia, and it’s yet again going to be a gorgeous day.

It is good to remind ourselves now and then what we love about the place we live in because we far too often complain about the negatives of life.

My visit to the Fremantle Growers Green farmers market yesterday made me aware again why I love Freo so much. There is such a great sense of community and people catching up over breakfast. Families, dogs, fresh produce, live music under a brilliant blue sky. How much better can it get.

I was barely out of my car when I bumped into Bryn Davies who often rigs himself up the mast of the Roundhouse to put new flag ropes up and makes repairs. He is studying and renovating his house, so he’s a busy boy.

I love having a chat with Farmer Damian, who has his patting sheep and ducks there for kids, as he is always down to earth and has a great sense of humour. We worked together on a couple of markets some years ago.

Then it was pollies time and receiving the warm smile from new Freo state Minister Simone McGurk and a hug from federal MP Josh Wilson, who was out food shopping with his wife Georgia and dog. Georgia works at Fremantle Press.

While there the person I have known longest in Australia crossed my path. Beautiful Michelle Broun, an Injbarndi woman who is now the curator for Aboriginal and Torrest Straight Islander art at the WA Art Gallery. She was there with her cousin Khris. I used to babysit Michelle’s sons Simon and Reuben, but now Simon has his own children and is  a teacher in Broome. Yep, I am getting old. ; >(

My mate Tom Fisher of Clancy’s fame was on stage doing fine tunes.

The foodstalls were busy so it’s not easy to have a chat with the operators, but I managed to have a few word with Nick who sells frozen yoghurt and who also builds food carts, musician and poet Dave Pensa was selling Mediterranean anti-pasto, and the always smiling Umir from Zab Salad served his yummy smelling and looking curries. You can buy them during the week at the restaurant he and his wife Kulsum have opposite Victoria Hall. Try it!

Also had a chat with Sarah and Shaun from the High Street Dispensary cafe, who also used to own Chalkys. They had their 14 month-old boy with them of course.

And last but not least I had a chat with Linda from Treacle Treat who sells Dutch Flavourites; stroopwafels, kroketten, bitterballen and the delightful tiny Dutch poffertjes pancakes. You need to try them!

Talking Dutch with Linda, who is a relatively new migrant, reminded me that I left the Netherlands 50 years ago for my first big adventure when I migrated to Germany. How time has flown and what an exciting life I have had. The grand finale is here in Freo for me, the place I love more than anywhere else in the world!

Roel Loopers

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