Online Ordering Is Here!

Wow!!! Look at that picture! ORDER ONLINE?!?! Yes! Somehow the luddites over at Tinder Hearth figured out how to make an ONLINE STORE for ordering BREAD and PASTRY. (Not pizza… sorry… that’s still a phone call on Tuesday kind of thing). Here’re the details, ready?

We are baking bread and pastry for pick up here at the bakery on SATURDAY only (yeah, that’s subject to change, lol… be on the lookout). All items must be PRE-ORDERED and PRE-PAID. Because good bread (and croissant) takes tiiiiiime, we need orders to be placed on WEDNESDAY.

Our little online store will be live 8am-8pm on Wednesdays (we’ll extend it into Thursday this week, because, hi, we’re all just learning about this). So go ahead, and click this link, and place your order!! (You can find a link to the store on our website anytime).

Feel free to call if things look wacky, OK? And then pickup your goods outside the bakery, 8am-noon on Saturday. Whoo! We got this. Let’s see what happens.

Love to all, Lydia and Tim

Saturday Bake: PreOrder!

Hello dear ones-

Just a quick word to let you know that we ARE baking bread and some pastries this SATURDAY. Things are a little different than usual (and it’s not just that we’re wearing masks to work). Here’s what you need to know:

-You can pick up HERE at the bakery, or at one of the 3 stores that are still open.

-If you would like to come here (please do!), we ask that you PREORDER your bread&pastry TODAY! THURSDAY! So that we know how much to bake, and so we can have your order packaged when it’s time to pick it up on Saturday. Call us: 326-8381 or email: DM on insta works too.

-We will be OPEN from 8AM-NOON. We will no longer be offering self-serve in the afternoon/Sunday

-Bakery pickup will take place outside or in the barn if it’s wet, and we ask if possible to pay with credit? Thank you!! Please don’t come into the bakery, and y’all know the social distancing drill by now, right?

-We are BAKING all our bread + croissant: plain, choc and almond; and scones: regular currant, as well as a cheesy savory option.

-We will also deliver to 44 North in Deer Isle (which now has curbside pickup), The Blue Hill Co-Op (which is working on a curbside option), and John Edwards in Ellsworth.

BELFAST FOLKS: We are working towards a way to get y’all bread, sorry to miss you this week!! If you’re interested, please let us know!!! This option will depend on enough folks being interested and preordering.

Thank you all so much for your support—May we weather this well together. ✨♥️✨ Lydia and Tim

Temporarily Closed

Hello wonderful community—Tinder Hearth is CLOSED temporarily, so we will not be serving pizza tonight. We may reopen for bread and croissant sales this Saturday, and to-go only pizza next week.

We are doing research, watching the news, going for deep sanitation and meditation, and trying to choose what options may be best for our loved ones and neighbors. Stay tuned for updates. And we hope you can find some solace in this amazing place we get to call home. Sending love to everyone.

Also—we would love to hear from you, with any questions, ideas, or requests. Send an email or find us on social media, and we’ll try to get back to you ASAP. We are here for you.

♥️ Lydia & Tim

Holiday Schedule Edit

Whoops! That last schedule had an incorrect date (now corrected online); we are baking bread and pastries on MONDAY Dec 23rd. Sorry about that! Here’s our full, correct holiday schedule:

Holiday Schedule

Monday Dec 23rd: Bread & Pastry— at the bakery and retail locations

Saturday Dec 28th: Bread & Pastry— at the bakery, retail locations, and farmers’ markets

Bakery Closed New Years Eve and New Years Day

Saturday Jan 4th: Bread & Pastry— at the bakery, retail locations, and farmers’ markets (this marks the return to our usual schedule).

If you would like to reserve bread and pastry for any of these bakes in advance, please email:

My apologies! And best wishes for a magical holiday,


Holiday Schedule 2019

Hey folks! Happy Yule, Hanukkah, and Christmas! This is just a quick update on our schedule for the last few weeks of 2019:

This week we’re open as usual, Pizza tonight Tuesday Dec 17th, Pastry Wednesday Dec 18th, and Bread & Pastry Saturday Dec 21th.

The following two weeks will be unusual; in particular we won’t have PIZZA again until JANUARY 7th, due to the fact that both our Eve Holidays fall on Tuesdays this year. So call us: 326-8381 now, and come over tonight for your last pie of 2019!!

We would love to reserve any of our bread and pastry for your holiday table, so please send us an email a few days in advance to place your order:, or call us on a bake morning: 207-326-8381

Holiday Schedule

Monday Dec 23rd: Bread & Pastry— at the bakery and retail locations

Saturday Dec 28th: Bread & Pastry— at the bakery, retail locations, and farmers’ markets

Bakery Closed New Years Eve and New Years Day

Saturday Jan 4th: Bread & Pastry— at the bakery, retail locations, and farmers’ markets (this marks the return to our usual schedule).

If you would like to reserve bread and pastry for any of these bakes in advance, please email:

Thank you so much for your support, see you soon! 2020 here we come!!!

With love, Lydia and Tim

Thanksgiving 2019

Happy winter folks! I hope everyone here in Maine is getting the snow tires on and firewood stacked, because here we gooooo! Over here at the bakery we love the snow and even the ice (it’s something to do with hockey), wood fires and the quiet of this time of year. As well as cozy pizza nights, so get on over here, OK? We’re baking pizza on Tuesdays, and this weather has finally driven us inside (see you in the spring, barn!), so come and enjoy a pint and a pie while snuggled up with Svetlana (that’s our oven) as well as right close to your neighbors. 😉

And Thanksgiving is right around the corner! As always, we’ll be doing a special bake the day before Thanksgiving. If you’re interested in ordering bread, give us a call: 207-326-8381 or email: for pick up at the bakery that day!

^Polenta bread by Carina Gressitt who was at the healm of bread production this summer ❤

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Tuesday Nov 26th No Pizza due to the Wednesday bake hogging up the bakery. Darn!

Wednesday Nov 27th Bread and Pastry: Special Loaves (see below) available at the bakery, as well as all our regular breads and pastries delivered to our 4 locations

Saturday Nov 30th: Bread and Pastry, as usual

* Apricot Fennel Walnut *

* Polenta Pumpkin Seed Herb *

* Raisin Pecan Spelt *

These three loaves will be available on Wednesday, Nov 27th here at the bakery, along with all our regular bread and pastry. They are each $9.00. Email us your order, for special or regular loaves, as well as any pastry:

Thank you for all your support! We hope to see you soon.


Lydia, Tim, and all the crew at Tinder Hearth

Winter Schedule 2019

Hurray for October! We are reveling in the abundance of fruit, wondrous clouds and cool breezes, and are looking forward to the sweetness brought by the first frost. It’s so hard to say goodbye to summer (and what a summer it was!), but with the cold comes so many other opportunities. Thank you for all your support through the seasons–we are so grateful to continue to be able to bake for you and your loved ones.

This week we are taking a tiny break to let our team have a little breather–we will be closed on Saturday October 5th.

We will re-open on October 8th, with our winter schedule. It is the same as last year. Please call or email us if you have questions. Thank you!

And check out our locations page for more info on where to find us.

With love and appreciation,

Lydia, Tim and the TH Crew

Winter Schedule

Tuesday: Pizza 5-8PM

Wednesday: Pastry

Saturday: Bread & Pastry

2019 Summer Schedule

The world is greening and Tinder Hearth is emerging from our small winter existence. Thank you to all our local friends who made our winter wonderful. Here comes summer!!

Spring Transition Schedule: May 25th-June 15th

Pizza: Tuesday and Saturday

Bread and Pastry: Tuesday and Saturday

Full Summer Schedule: June 16th-September 7th

Pizza (5 nights): Tuesday-Saturday

Bread and Pastry (3 days): Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday

Our bread and pastry will be available at the bakery, and a few other outlets:

  • The Night Market in Deer Isle on Tuesday
  • The United Farmers’ Market in Belfast on Saturday
  • 44 North Coffee in Deer Isle and Stonington
  • The Blue Hill Wine Shop
  • The Blue Hill Co-Op
  • John Edwards in Ellsworth

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

xoxo Lydia, Tim, and the TH Crew

Holiday Bread on Dec 22nd

Hello friends of Tinder Hearth-

The holidays are here, and we will be baking some special breads on Saturday December 22nd, along with all of our regular loaves. Give us a call (207-326-8381) or email (tinderhearth [at] to reserve your loaves. Pick-up will be at the bakery, after 11:00 am (or earlier if you need–just let us know!).

We’ll be making:

Apricot walnut fennel
Polenta Pumpkin Seed Herb
Fresh Cranberry Pecan Orange Spelt

Our schedule will remain normal for the remainder of 2018–Pizza Tuesday, Pastry Wednesday & Saturday, and Bread Saturday–with the exception of NO PIZZA December 25th.

Thank you for all your support. May your holidays be full of unexpected pleasures and peace.

With love,

Lydia, Tim and the TH Crew






Thanksgiving Specials

Remember this bread? It’s coming BACK! We’ll be baking on WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY the week of Thanksgiving, and will be baking 2 special loaves on WEDNESDAY along with the rest of our usual breads.


– Olive Walnut Herb (pictured above) –

– Golden Raisin Sesame Orange –

Please give us a call at the bakery: 207-326-8381 or an email: tinderhearth @ to reserve your Thanksgiving bread, for pick up at the bakery in Brooksville.

We will be delivering our regular bread for sale off the racks on Wednesday Nov 21 to 44 North, Blue Hill Wine Shop, Blue Hill Co-Op, and John Edwards. But please note, all reserved bread must be picked up at the bakery.

We’ll be making brioche again at Christmas.

Thank you all so much; may the beginning of the holiday season be sweet.