If you’re like me and struggle throughout winter because you don’t do winter sports, are debilitated by the cold and feel like hibernating, then keep reading!
Since I am originally from Montreal and have grown up with winter storms where you can expect 40 cm of snow a week, you would think that winter would be a breeze for this Canadian now living in Toronto. Since living in the greater Toronto area, I’ve been really spoiled buy the tepid cold and lack of snow.
However this year was absolutely brutal. There has since moving to Milton, we’ve tried to make it a point by going out at least once a month to explore our town and cities that surround us. We did pretty well in the summer time, visiting hiking trails, the farmers market and even waterfalls. The winter however has been less exciting.
This brings me to Terra Winter Market of Milton. I was elated to have been invited to check out this market because 1. I love food and checking out eclectic markets and 2. It will get me out of the house during winter.
Upon arriving at Terra Greenhouses (which is the actual store), I immediately started browsing all of the areas, with my attention being pulled everywhere! I saw indoor home decor, outdoor home decor as well as clothing. There were so many cute pots and planters that I was getting major inspo!
Then I realized I wasn’t actually in the market yet, but the store itself is worth a day trip. Once I entered the market, you forget that it’s winter time. They had live music, a garden area where you can sit at tables and enjoy the sights and sounds and even live birds chirping and flying around (though I don’t think this was on purpose but it really added to the atmosphere). The temperature was very pleasant, and felt like you were in the tropics with all of the beautiful plants utilized as decor.
The market features over 100 vendors ranging from homemade baked cakes to aroma therapy for your home. There is really something here for everyone. I especially loved the vegan Momo’s from TC’s Tibetan MoMo as well as the jumbo vegan pierogies from Andrzejewski Pierogies.
Since most people don’t realize that the Terra Greenhouses are opened during the winter time, this market is a sure way to bring people out to explore all of the different local vendors and all of the products they have to offer. I have visited twice so far, spending about 2 hours each time and have always left with regret because I didn’t buy more goodies! I high recommend a visit to one of their locations. You will be pleased!
Terra Winter Market id open every Saturday from January 19th to March 30th from 12pm to 3pm. They have a location in Hamilton as well which features over 50 vendors.
Terra Milton Garden Centre and Nursery – 12800 Britannia Rd. Milton, ON L9E 0V3
Terra Hamilton Garden Centre and Nursery – 340 Highway 20 R.R. #1 Hamilton , ON L0R 1P0
Check out A Day in the Life featuring the Terra Winter Market –