The first Manning Park Market was on this Saturday from 8.30 to 12.30 and already attracted a lot of people, including the City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett and his wife and the Gyuto monks of Tibet, and lots of families and dogs.
Natalie Gillespie performed and the food stalls were very popular.
It’s a stunning location not far from the lake and the playground and there is plenty of parking, so head out there next Saturday!
Not only locals know how good Manning Park is, as I and many Fremantle people visit the lovely park regularly, and now there is another reasons to go to Manning Park on Saturdays, as tomorrow the Manning Park Farmers and Artisan Market starts with 50 hand-picked stalls by Marketeer Kylie Wheatley and her team at Red Tent Events.
The original farm and now park combines both histories to create a market that supports local shopping and small business trends as well as the social, recreational and inclusive nature of parks.
From 8.30am to 12.30pm every Saturday baristas, bakers, passionate foodies will be serving up everything from Laksa to Spelt pizza, soft shell crab baos, Indian pies to Beef Kofta Burgers, Grilled Capsicum & Beetroot Yoghurt Sauce.
Freshly picked produce, fish and bacon smoked a few hundred metres from the site, the market highlights the fact that Cockburn is still home to many market gardeners, olive oil producers, and families who have been connected to the area. Traditional makers and bakers will line up with the gluten free bread stalls, modern ottoman, fermenters and Tokyo street food.
Even a descendent of the Manning family, Elizabeth Manning will be selling the family’s olive oil. Elizabeth’s father lived at the farm in 1948 and her brother was the last baby born in the Old Homestead (now ruins).
In fact over 70% of the stallholders live locally.
Live music, kids artisan craft area’s, will entertain all the family and the market kicks off with a bang on the 22nd October with Mayor Logan Howlett opening the market and much loved performers Natalie Gillespie, Rose Parker and Dave Brewer opening the Sound Shell with a Soul Sister Saturday set. Visiting Gyuto Monks from Nepal will do an auspicious morning blessing.
The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is having a DOGS DAY this Sunday September 18, so bring your cuties to the Lefroy Road community market.
The categories are: Golden Oldie(over 8 years-old), Cutest Puppy, Happiest Dog, and Smartest Dog.
And while there shop for organic food, buy yummy international breakfast and catch up with friends.
The market is open from 8 am till midday every Sunday.
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:
Today is the last GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET of 2015 at the South Fremantle Senior High School on Lefroy Road, so don’t miss it! It will be a big market with fantastic Christmas presents on offer and of course all the great fresh produce, organic fruit and vegetables, bread, pastries, fish, meat, eggs, etc.
There will be very special entertainment by Kavisha and Giri Mazzella in the music tent from 9-11.30 and Voicebox will perform Poems of Peace and Goodwill from 9-10.30.
But there is more!! (Sorry, no steak knives) The Growers Green Christmas Party is on at the Hilton Bowling Club from 2 pm on. Free entry, live music, barefoot bowling and drinks at club prices, so join the community fun!
The Growers Green market has raised many thousands of dollars over the last years to support the South Freo senior high school, so your support for the market is also a support for the school and community.
The Fremantle Growers Green farmers market is on again today from 8 to midday at the South Fremantle Senior High School at Lefroy Road. It’s a big one again with lots of craft and goods stalls, heaps of fruit and vegies, breads, pastries, meat, fish, and of course yummy breakfast and coffee.
There is face painting by fairies for the children, and animal touch farm and live music by local Freo musos and it is the most relaxing market around.
We are expecting a storm late on Saturday but hopefully Sunday will all be fine again as there is quite a bit on in Fremantle. There is a very big craft, fresh food and lots of other things at the Growers Green market at the South Fremantle Senior High School at Lefroy Road. It is open every Sunday from 8 am to midday so get your organic fruit and vegies, breads, yummy breakfast, pastries, face painting, etc. Great community ambience and my favourite Freo market!
The Fremantle Arts Centres BAZAAR is on all weekend to buy creative Christmas presents, so check that out as well from 10 am on.
And last but not least the always community-embracing George Street East Fremantle Festival is on from 1 to 7 pm with lots of stalls, live music, great food, so wander down and take part in the fun.
Here the info from the Fremantle VEGFEST that will be on the Esplanade this Saturday December 5 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Join us for a day of celebration. Vegfest promotes all things plant-based, vegan, cruelty free, sustainable, organic, healthy and downright delicious! Free food samples, cooking demonstrations, nutrition and diet advice. Connect with local producers and get hints and tips from organic gardeners. Make sure you come hungry and fill up on a variety of tasting plates that will see you through from brunch to dinner.
Speakers schedule and event list now available http://www.vegfest.com.au/events-list Plus more talks, demos and activities still to come.
Heaps of give-aways and free competitions to enter http://vegfest.com.au/category/competitions/
Like our Facebook page Vegfest – Fremantle to keep updated with all the event details.
The Fremantle MOORE& MOORE cafe in Henry Street is doing take-away Tuesdays that are well worth trying. Today’s Wild local and organic meal is:
Grilled Gold Band Snapper with roasted organic baby carrots and kiffler potatoes a lemon butter sauce and a raw beetroot salsa.
The Vegan option is: Roasted organic baby carrot and kiffler potatoes organic kale and quinoa salad with a raw beetroot salsa topped with roasted nuts
There is also a talk tonight at 6.30 by Rebecca Hall, who is a naturopath at Fitgenes Clinic in Maylands that specialises in gene profiling. This is using gene testing to look at your DNA and then recommending diet and lifestyle based on your genes.
Tonight she is going to explain more about this emerging area of health and to give us the low down on sugar and carbohydrates.
ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.
Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.
I did a photo shoot for the new website of THE ORGANIC COLLECTIVE in Winterfold Road, Hilton last week and the people were such a delight to work with that I thought to give them a free plug on my blog. A bit of value adding for them. ; >)
It is a great little shop with plenty of free parking but one of the main features no doubt is that they do home deliveries all over the metro area.
Check out their Facebook page and drive by one day to check out all their products. Once the new website is on-line you can be lazy and do your shopping from home.