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MAKERS MARKET AT FREMANTLE ESPLANADE HOTEL

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, design, fashion, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on July 11, 2019

 

Made On The Left, the oldest Perth handmade artist markets, will be held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle this weekend July 13 and 14.

More than 80 WA artists and designers will show their works, from art to design, fashion, food, homewares, plants, etc.

There will also be retro and handmade vintage clothing, leather, candles, timber furniture, jewellery, artisan soaps, honey and more, so go and check it out.

Roel Loopers

 

PICTURES OF A FREO MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, growers green markets, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2019

 

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It is a slow news weekend so a short stroll at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning resulted in these three photos.

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SEE YOU AT THE GROWERS GREEN MARKET

 

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It looks like it is going to be a pretty good Sunday after all the rain we had this week, so why not head out to the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road. It is on from 8am till midday today for great fresh and organic fruit&vegetables, bread, pastries, eggs, etc.

And the perfect place for nice breakfast and great coffee or to buy some take-away for lunch.

Of course Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm is there, plus live music and face painting

There is also the Beaconsfield Precinct meet with Councillor Hannah Fitzhardinge from 10-12am.

See you there!

 

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ENJOY THE WA DAY SUNDAY

 

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It is going to be a beautiful mild Sunday so go out and explore gorgeous Fremantle.

The Growers Green Farmers Market is on at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road till midday for fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, pastries, yummy breakfast, lunch and coffee.

All the cafes and restaurants around Freo are open today, but some will be closed tomorrow, so take advantage of that, and the Fremantle Markets and E Shed Markets are open, as are Fremantle Prison, the Roundhouse, Shipwrecks Museum and Maritime Museum.

And at the Fishing Boat Harbour the WA DAY Festival is on all day till 8pm.

There really is no excuse to stay home, so grab the kids, the dog and hubby and head out to be part of our great Freo community.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

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CHANGES FOR FREMANTLE VISITOR CENTRE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle is reviewing the Visitor Centre and the role it should play in the future. A consultant reviewed the operations of the centre and engaged with stakeholders and tourists to find out what is good and what is not working so well.

One recommendation is to cease taking bookings and selling merchandise at the Visitor Centre because of strong on-line competition. Bookings have gone down by 66% between 2012 and 2018.

There was also a lot of feedback about the poor web presence of the Visitor Centre that needs to be more relevant and up to date about what Fremantle has to offer.

It cost $ 460.000 yearly to run the centre which is managed by City staff and supported by many volunteers.

One of the things missing are multilingual fact sheets about what Fremantle has to offer, opening times of tourist attractions, etc.

Also missing, and that should also be the role of the Visitor Centre is connecting with stakeholders, so that everyone is aware what goes on in town. For example, at the Roundhouse the volunteers are not being informed about special exhibitions or events at the Maritime and Shipwreck museums or Fremantle Prison. There are also no flyers to hand out about festivals such as the Winter Festival, Hidden Treasures, Street Arts, etc.etc. and that is not good enough.

The Roundhouse very much plays the role of the second Visitor Centre so information needs to be shared better, so that the volunteers there can direct tourists to whatever is on in Fremantle.

Translations of the historic information about the Roundhouse are very popular with overseas tourists, especially those who speak no English at all, such as many Chinese, Korean and Japanese visitors, so fact sheets in many foreign languages should become a base for Fremantle’s information service to visitors.

The item is on the agenda of this Wednesday’s FPOL Committee, which unfortunately clashes with the Federal election Candidates Debate.

Roel Loopers

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FREO FARMER GOT HIS WIFE

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized, wedding by freoview on May 6, 2019

 

 

It is not often a Fremantle farmer gets married, so when my mate Damian said he was marrying lovely Jo I had to tag along and take some photos of course.

Farmer Damian is well-known from his animal touch farms at the Growers Green Markets and Clancy’s on Sundays and elsewhere around Perth and also from his educational primary school visits with his cow.

The semi-rural setting for the wedding was provided by the Randwick Stables and that allowed for horses, sheep, goat, dogs, duck, chicken and rabbit to be part of the lovely relaxed ceremony.

Roel Loopers

 

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ENJOY THE GORGEOUS FREO SUNDAY!

 

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It is going to be another gorgeous Fremantle Sunday so why not start the day this morning at the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

It is open from 8am till noon with live music, fairies, face painting , Farmer Damian animal touch farm, fresh produce, great breakfast, coffee, lunch, organic fruit and vegies, etc.

The Growers Green is what Freo is all about!

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The last of the Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music courtyard sessions is on for this season with Grace Barbe, the queen of tropical rhythms. It’s free from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar are open.

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PORTSIDE TRADERS MARKET ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, markets, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on March 13, 2019

 

Portside Traders Market

 

An early notice for those who plan their weekends early.

The huge Portside Traders Market is on this coming Saturday March 16 from 10am to 4pm on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Ports.

Check out all the participating stalls on the poster above, and there are a few more latecomers as well.

It should be a fun day, so come along!

Roel Loopers

 

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CHILL OUT SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE

 

It’s going to be a lovely 30 degrees Sunday so get out and about and enjoy Fremantle!

The Sunday tradition starts with the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield from 8am till midday.

From 2-4pm the free courtyard music session is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre with Grace Sanders and her band offering jazz, pop and soul music, accompanied on stage by the all female Dulcie alt-pop quartet.

From 4-9pm Victoria Quay will come alive with the Merchants’ Mess Food Truck Markets, so head out there for dinner, live music and the sun setting behind the lighthouses.

And while there don’t forget to walk over to the Maritime Museum where on the deck Harbour Sundays will be on and Tom Fisher and the Layabouts playing from 5pm.

All venues will have plenty of food and drinks on offer, so chill and enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

Roel Loopers

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GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET IS BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2019

 

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The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is back after a well-deserved NY’s break.

So head for the Fremantle College on Lefroy Road this Sunday between 8am and noon for fresh fruit&vegetables, organic produce, breads, pastries, etc.

There are also food stalls for yummy breakfast or take-away for lunch, great coffee, Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm for the kids, live music, face painting, and that unique very Freo community ambience.

Roel Loopers

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