Why are you so passionate about markets?

This week, it has officially been 1 year of the NEW Sunday on Flinders. Cotters Market in Townsville!

To mark this occasion, we are adding our very first blog post to the Sunday on Flinders website.

Where better to begin, than explaining why we do what we do!

Something Karissa is often asked is, ‘Why are you so passionate about markets?’

Karissa, a Townsville local studied Pottery in Brisbane before moving to America and then returning home in 2011. She has showcased her handmade goods at 300+ markets over 20 years! As a passionate advocate for supporting local economy, developing small and micro-business and providing home employment opportunities, Karissa founded the Renegade Handmade Market in 2013 and one year later, the Renegade Gift Shop.

Karissa is proud and excited to continue re-building Townsville’s premiere market. “Many have memories of the historic Cotters Market through it’s heyday, before the redevelopment of the Mall and the start of Sunday morning trading. Slowly but surely, Cotters Market is once again becoming the go to place for families on a Sunday morning.”

If you haven’t been into town for awhile, now is the time to come check it out! Enjoy the beautiful cool mornings, take a photo in our funky fruit chairs, sit back and enjoy the music and a fresh juice or coffee! Soak up the atmosphere and start your week right, by spending your Sunday on Flinders at Cotters Market!