Butter Tarts and Buggies

Butter Tarts and Buggies, Explore the Simpler Life, is a tourism experience developed in partnership with the townships of Wellington North, Minto, Mapleton, Southgate and West Grey. 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.

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

*Please confirm dates, times and hours with the locations before visiting as they are subject to change.

All Sorts Acre Farm

Premium, hand crafted, small batch sheep milk gelato from our home pastured sheep utilizing only local, organic and fair trade ingredients. Unique one of a kind rustic felt bags, yarns, raw fleece, fibre and dying workshops, lamb and duck eggs available for purchase.

312088 Hwy 6, Ayton



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Alpaca Time

Drop by our store for warm, soft, cushy alpaca socks, insoles, mitts, gloves, hats, headbands, yarn and rovings that are made on-site. You'll also find some imported alpaca products as well as other natural and local products that go with our handmade theme. From mid-May to mid-September you can spend some time relaxing with a couple of alpacas, then see how their fibre is processed through a viewing window in the mill. If you'd like to stretch your legs you can take a short stroll through our Arboretum of 75 or so specimen trees.

5509 Hwy 9, between Clifford and Harriston




Arthur Greenhouses

We grow and retail everything you need for your garden and as a Mypick Verified Farmer we also grow unsprayed, GMO free vegetables to supply your family with fresh and healthy vegetables.

7470 Second Line, Arthur




Big Johns Country Market

A friendly on-farm country store where we pride ourselves on top quality beef, lamb, pork and other meats raised naturally on the far m. We also have a large selection of in-season fruits and vegetables, as well as some of the best Maple Butter Tarts around.

9537 Hwy 6, south of Mount Forest




Drayton Chop House

We specialize in premium, heavily aged steaks and chops  with guest obsessed service and uncompromising standards. Chef driven upscale casual restaurant focused on showcasing the local products grown and raised in the area.

41 Wellington St N, Drayton



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Mapleton's Organic

Mapleton’s Organic is an organic certified dairy farm that processes ice cream, frozen and fresh yogurt right on site! Also enjoy a variety of pastured meats in the Farm Store. Come enjoy the fresh country air and visit the animals around the farm, then enjoy a delicious lunch!

8548 Wellington Rd 7, just south of Teviotdale

519.638.1115 or 1.877.779.9795


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Meat the Butcher

Meet Ernie and see the wide selection of local foods - special cuts of meat, ready-to-go dinner, Wagram Springs Syrup, Planet Bean Coffee, Country Corner Preserves, Cedar Wood Honey, Eby Manor Milk, Aster Lane Bread, Wicked Pickles and more.

157 Main St S, Mount Forest


Misty Meadows Market

Enjoy a large variety of traditional butter tarts and other Mennonite baking. Also, pick up locally grown fresh produce in season, bulk and 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




Everything Alpaca! Visitors are welcome to interact with the over 60 alpacas. In the spring we are shearing. Late spring/early summer is birthing season... the new cria’s are so cute! A fully stocked farm store offers products made from their fleece, such as socks, mitts, scarves, toques, blankets, insoles and more. We also offer yarn and raw fleece. Hides and meat are also available.

9455 Rd 146, southeast of Palmerston




Reroot Organic Farm

Visit our small, diversified far m open daily for self-serve at our farm store. Free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats and seasonal certified organic produce available year round. Our friendly hens will greet you in the driveway.

5642 11th Line, northwest of Harriston



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Steckles Produce and Flowers

We are a Garden Centre and On-Farm Market offering bedding plants, hanging baskets, and a wide variety of fresh produce in-season. We also stock local honey, maple syrup and Feiges Gourmet Dressings. Visit our farm to experience the best of home grown!

5757 Hwy 89, just north of Harriston



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 call 1.866.848.3620.

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