Holiday Opening

Saturday December 22 and Sunday December 23
10am -3pm

See you soon!
1035 Koshlong Lake Road
Haliburton, Ontario
thelittletart at live dot ca
We are located just 8km south of Haliburton off of Gelert Road (That's only a ten minute drive from downtown!) or follow the Rail Trail.
Here at The Little Tart all of our baked goods are created from scratch and made by hand fresh daily the way home baking should be.
We take pride in everything we do from our baking to our friendly and courteous customer service. All of our recipes are tried and retried until they are our absolute best.
Visit us at The Little Tart and fall in love at first bite!
Making mouths water since 2009.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Holiday Opening

Hi there!

Our minds are on our holiday opening. We have put up some outdoor lights and decorations and will soon be decorating the store then it's time to plan our menu and hit the road for a stock run!

Inquiries about our opening have been coming in lately which tells us it's time to post the hours! 

We're looking forward to opening and we hope that if you're in or around the Haliburton Highlands you'll pay us a visit.

We would love to see you!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Closed for the Season

The Little Tart - Closed for the Season
Every year we begin our season with all those weeks and months stretched out ahead of us. We get so busy that we don’t notice time passing and then it seems like in the blink of an eye… it’s over.

Ten years is a milestone. Over the course of last winter we discussed what we were going to do to celebrate but then we realized we do celebrate; every day of every season and to us “customer appreciation” isn’t a buzz word, it’s what we strive to express to every person who comes through our door. And so again this year we carried on without bells and whistles, without fanfare, without streamers and balloons (although streamers and balloons might have been fun!) and we did what we always do and though you might not realize it, you celebrated this milestone with us by visiting us here at the store or by simply saying a warm hello here online.

In ten years we have met so many people and so many of you have impacted our lives in ways we never would have expected. Just today we learned that one of our customers who underwent heart surgery a few weeks ago is doing fine. We are so relieved for him and his family. Ever since we heard he was having surgery we have been waiting to hear how he is. He became the topic of many of our conversations. This person has shared his personal stories with us, taken an interest in how we are doing both professionally and personally, he has talked us through some difficult times and has offered us words of wisdom and encouragement.

When we heard what had happened we quickly realized he isn’t just a customer anymore. He and his family are people we care about. We also realize how many of you we no longer consider just customers, but friends; people we look forward to seeing or hearing from, people we miss when we don't see or hear from you, people we get concerned about when it has been too long since we've seen or heard from you.

In ten years we have watched children grow, couples get married, couples get divorced, one partner tragically lose another, we have lost customers who have sold their cottages, sold their homes and moved away, or again, through tragedy. We have shared stories; good and bad, we have seen people at their best and occasionally when life is kicking their a… butt. Bill has found himself a confident, and occasionally a shoulder. In return you have been there for us in so many ways that we couldn’t begin to count but most of all, year after year, you keep us here, you pick us up when we’re feeling like we can’t keep going, you encourage and cheer us on. You forgive our mistakes and you tolerate our need to make changes and you make us feel like rock stars.

The other day I told Bill I was running out of ways to express our appreciation and our gratitude. I was concerned that the words were starting to fall flat or lose their sincerity. He said, “Everyone knows how we feel about them. Just say ‘thank you’.”

That’s Bill. Simple and to the point. (By simple I didn’t mean – I wasn’t suggesting – darn it, I shouldn’t have tried to qualify that because now I’m making it worse. Never mind.)

Thank you.

From our home to yours (or your cottage) wherever you may be, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Please be safe, be healthy and come back to see us next year because until then, we will miss you.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Booked for Thanksgiving

Good morning!

'kayso... pie orders for Thanksgiving began coming in in April this year and continued steadily through the summer. We have just received our final pie order for this year.

We're so sorry if you missed out but we will also be stocking the store (not with pies - again, sorry).

Just a head's up, we will be opening on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend. I will post hours after this weekend.

The fall colours are starting to appear!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer Hours

As you can see, for the first time since we began The Little Tart, we will not be operating seven days a week this summer.

We have been wrestling with this decision ever since yours truly found herself in emergency near the end of last summer. It could easily have been either of us and it was a wake up call. Apparently our physicians, family, friends, and the guy who called us 'idiots' last summer (you know who you are) were right.

When it's February and there's still snow on the ground and we're still months away from peak season, if you tilt your head, squint and say it quickly, seven days a week for two months doesn't sound too bad. But when we're in it and we're only getting about six hours sleep for every fourteen to sixteen hour day, it's not healthy.

First, we want to apologize to our Monday and Tuesday customers. We had to choose the days with the least impact. We would hate to lose you and sincerely hope you will consider becoming Wednesday or Thursday or any other day customers.

We knew this time would eventually come. Time is a thief; it's stealing our youth. We're not very happy about that. Our biggest concern is that anyone should think this is the beginning of the end of The Little Tart. Let us be very clear...

We're not going anywhere!

As long as you'll let us, we'll be here. We're slowing down with no intention of stopping. We feel this is the best way to extend the life of our business and the two people who run it and love what all of us have created here.

Thank you so much in advance for your understanding.