Closed for the season.
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.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

This has truly been a special time for Bill and I. We are so happy with the  way our winter opening turned out. We can't thank you enough for being a part of our winter celebrations, especially those of you who lined up in the cold. You humble us.

Well, we've made another trip around the sun! The journey begins all over again tomorrow. It has sure been a bumpy ride and let's face it, if you're not confused, you're not paying attention. (I have to credit Bill for that witticism). 

I wish I could say something profound and uplifting to help make sense of the chaos and put a positive spin on the cycle of uncertainty we've been spiralling through. Hopefully we offer joy and happiness through our baking. Perhaps I should leave the profundity to the poets. I will, however - as I have done in the past - quote RUSH:

"Why are we here? Because we're here.

Roll the bones.

Why does it happen? Because it happens.

Roll the bones."

Also: "The point of the journey is not to arrive... Anything can happen."

On our journey we have met so many wonderful people and there are so many more to meet. In spite of the chaos and confusion, we wouldn't miss it for the world!

Thank you so much for being so absolutely fabulous. We wish you all that you wish for yourselves and a happy, healthy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Winter Opening Part Two

The prep's all done

There's treats to be had

So if you stop by 

We'll be... really... glad (okay, it's been a long day).

What we're trying to say is... if you're here, we'd love to see you!

Have a wonderful evening!


Friday, December 24, 2021

Winter Opening Part One

When we open at this time of year it is without expectation, especially with all the restrictions these past two winters. We prep, we bake and we look forward to seeing whomever walks through our door. So imagine our surprise this morning when we stepped outside to take our sign to the road and there was a line up! Wow! Joy of joys!

What a fabulous day this has been! Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and made The Little Tart a part of their celebrations. You have made our day and our Christmas that much brighter!

Normally this is where I would offer salutations and best wishes and say "We'll see you in the spring". But we're not done yet! There are two parts to this winter opening and we're going to do this all over again next Friday! And so, if you happen to be celebrating in, around or nearby the Haliburton Highlands we hope you'll pay us a visit! 

Until then, from our home to yours, whatever you celebrate at this time of year, we wish you joy, peace, happiness, good health and love... lots and lots of love! ❤

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The Countdown is On!

Prep began yesterday! Fresh peeled, chopped apples, golden raisins, currants and chopped almonds are just a few of the yummy ingredients that make up our mince filling. My favourite part is the final ingredient... brandy! The festive scent of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves waft throughout the store. It's beginning to smell a lot like opening!

Having said that, Bill and I are not only keeping an eye on the weather but also recent events in the news. As always we will be diligent in our efforts to keep you safe. We will continue to have strict covid protocols in place. Our capacity limit will remain at 2 people from the same household at at time. Everyone who visits must be wearing a properly fitted mask. The Little Tart isn't just our store, it is a part of our home and, therefore, there can be no exceptions.

While we promise to do our best to keep you safe, we ask the same in return so we can all enjoy this festive time of year.

As we write this post the snow is finally falling, an inspiring scene for a week of prep! Our winter opening has become a tradition for Bill and I. Nothing says holidays like waking up at 4am on a cold winter morning to bake, but you know what, it sounds great to us because you're worth it and... we're weird that way.

The count down is on!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Winter Opening!

Good afternoon!

We hope you are all safe and well, especially after yesterday's wicked weather. It has been a wild ride so far and let's face it, the recent weather has been less than festive.

It has become our tradition to open for a couple of days at this time of year and this year is no exception except we are going to do it a little differently.

Every year we are asked if we will be opening for New Year's and this year the answer is yes! We have decided to split our two day opening into one day and another day. (Yes, we are mathematical geniuses who happen to be bakers... or is it the other way around?)

Now, we have to add that we will be keeping a close eye on the weather and operating first come, first served.

If you plan to be in, around, or nearby the Haliburton Highlands we hope you'll make The Little Tart a part of your celebrations.

If you happen to be a Grinch, perhaps one of our fresh baked tarts or tasty treats will make your heart grow two sizes ('kayso... just read that back and it's not quite the semtiment I was going for. Let's try again, shall we...)

If you are a Scrooge, perhaps you can forgo your phantom friends and find the festive feelies with a fresh baked tart or tasty treat! (That's better!)

What I'm trying to say is... we'd love to see you!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Closed for the Season

Bill and I have no delusions of grandeur. We operate a tiny tart shop in a little town within a small town. To quote RUSH (because any time I also speak for Bill I have to quote RUSH) “We’re nobody’s heroes.” We bake. No biggy wiggy, boo boo. But then you come through the door or reach out here online and make us feel like what we do here really matters. We’re hardly essential but you sure make us feel that we are and what an amazing and humbling feeling that is.

So, after our thirteenth season here’s how we see it; The Little Tart has become about more than just tarts and treats. All of us together have created this special place of happiness, joy, love, laughter, acceptance, celebration and togetherness. It’s everything Bill and I ever hoped this tiny shop would become and so much more. There’s no magic formula, we’re all just making it up as we go along. That’s what makes it so wonderful.

Many folks have been asking about a winter opening. It’s early days yet but we are hoping to have one again this year. I’ll keep you posted.

And so here we are, once again, at the end of our season. It has been our pleasure and privilege to bake for you again this year and we’re so happy (and very relieved) to say we’ll do this all over again next year.

It is with love and our deepest appreciation and gratitude that Bill and I thank you for your unwavering support, your kindness, your generosity, for your patience, tolerance and understanding and for trusting us as we navigated our way through these past two years.

So long for now, my friends. We love you and we’ll miss you so please be safe and healthy so we get to see you again! ❤