|This is a project of Still Waters Community Elders Home in Calumet,
Michigan. We are an assisted-living community located in the heart of the
Keweenaw Peninsula - the home of Michigan's copper mining boom in the 1800's.
We have a special link to those bygone days. Many of our elderly residents were children of copper miners - Cornish, Finnish, German and other descent - and some of our folks toiled in the mines themselves. For us, a pasty is much more than just a delicious meat and vegetable pie. Come on an adventure back in time to the sweat and tears of a 12 hour day...down below the shaft-house where the walls are always damp and the sun never shines. Pounding chisels with hammers, loading the bucket with copper and rock, here in the bowels of the earth. When you are almost overwhelmed by hunger and fatigue, what a comfort and delight to sit down and open your dinner pail. Inhale the aroma of warm crust wrapped around beef, rutabaga and potatoes. Savor the taste of a complete meal prepared by loving hands. Who needs dessert after such a satisfying treat?
For many years our Home has carried on the culinary tradition of those mining days. Our residents (average age=84) help peel and prepare the veggies. Our cooks apply their years of experience to hand-make each pasty into a masterpiece. To prepare for shipment anywhere in the U.S., the pasties are deep frozen and carefully placed in insulated, stay-fresh packaging.
How to Order
Early in 1999 we switched to Airborne Express for all deliveries, featuring 2-day and next-day guaranteed delivery. Our package pricing includes the cost of shipping.
1) Simply e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org ... All orders must include Name, delivery address and phone number, quantity desired, and whether 2-day or overnight delivery.
2) Now you can order online ! - this is a secure server
Your pasties are scheduled to arrive as soon as possible, and we verify your request by return e-mail. Inspect the contents of the package and drop us an e-mail if there were any problems in transit. In the package you will also find an invoice and honor-system return mailer. We ask that you would use this to mail your payment the day you receive your pasties. Or for your convenience, you may pay by credit card when you place your order.
Although the invoice is strictly for your purchase, please remember that Still Waters is a non-profit corporation (in case you want to remember us in your will.)
Tell your friends...Authentic Keweenaw Pasties are available for home delivery via the Internet.
USDA inspected - now available for re-sale.