Butter Tarts and Buggies


Butter Tarts and Buggies, Explore the Simpler Life, is a new tourism experience developed in partnership with the townships of Minto, Southgate and Wellington North. The experience combines The Butter Tart Trail with the Mennonite Culture of the former Horse and Buggy Trail. This new exciting offering promotes butter tart bakers, butter tart inspired items, and related products including maple syrup. Explore Mennonite cultural offerings, local food at the farm, restaurants and retail stores, local handcrafted items and the equine industry.

You can enjoy an old fashioned Mennonite horse and buggy ride through a working Mennonite farm and along scenic backroads. There are numerous farm experiences that include alpaca shearing, wagon rides and the opportunity to visit friendly critters. The tastes will amaze you with dozens of varieties of butter tarts and inspired products like pies, sundaes, trifle and waffles. There are even special butter tart doggy treats locally made and sourced. Talented local artist works will awe you.

How sweet is that!

Visit these Taste Real partners along the Butter Tarts and Buggies Trail.

Reroot Organic Farm
Reroot farm is a beautiful, diversified small farm in north Wellington County. We grow certified organic vegetables and raise pastured livestock. Visit our self-serve farm store, open every day for a variety of seasonal produce, pastured Berkshire pork, grass-fed Angus beef, pastured chicken, free-range eggs, raw honey and more local farm products from our farm and our neighbours. While you’re there, be sure to visit our friendly critters or take a wander around our gardens.
5642, 11th Line, Harriston
Open Daily 9am-6pm, Self-Serve Open Year Round

We operate a garden centre and small farm store on our family farm. Our season begins with maple syrup, bedding plants and hanging baskets followed by strawberries, lettuce, peas and many more vegetables from our large garden. We also carry our own Angus beef and free-range chicken and other local products.
5857 Hwy 89, Harriston
Open May to October, Mon-Sat 9-7, Closed Sun
Big John's Country Market
A true farm experience! This country market has a great selection of local offerings including honey, jams, maple syrup, vegetables, beef, lamb, goat, chicken, turkey and homemade goodies like meat pies, baked goods and maple butter tarts. Enjoy wagon rides on the farm, by appointment.
9537 Hwy 6, South of Mount Forest
Summer: Open May-Sept, Fri 12-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-6
Oct-April: Sat 10-3, Sun 10-2, Also 24/7 Self Serve Stand

Misty Meadows Market
Enjoy a large variety of traditional butter tarts and other Mennonite home baking. Also, pick up locally grown fresh produce in season, bulk frozen foods, groceries, meats and cheeses, local maple syrup, honey and more. Takeout available at the food booth during the summer months.
7992 Hwy 89, Conn
Mon-Sat 8-6 with Extended Summertime Hours, Closed Sun

Pick up your copy of the Butter Tarts and Buggies brochure today, where you’ll find a complete listing of Trail Participants.

For more information, to download a copy of the brochure map, or use their interactive map visit www.buttertartsandbuggies.com or contact:

April Marshall                                                                                  Belinda Wick-Graham
Tourism, Marketing and Promotion Manager                          Manager of Economic Development
Township of Wellington North                                                  Town of Minto
T: 519.848.3620 x 30                                                                   T: 519.338.2511 x 241
www.wellington-north.com                                                       www.town.minto.on.ca

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