Upper Peninsula Foods: Enjoy them here or have them shipped to your home
Try the Pasty, an Upper Peninsula
favorite, home made Thimbleberry Jam from the Keweenaw,
The Pasty, pronounced pass-tee, (pictured above) is one of the staples of the Upper Peninsula, brought here by the copper and iron miners from Cornwall , England (Cousin Jacks). "The pasty is a sort of portable beef stew folded into a purse of pie dough and baked to a rich, golden brown. Warmed on a shovel held over a candle, the Cousin Jack's pasty provided him with a nourishing, well balanced meal no matter how far underground he was working. Together with the vegetables which went into it, it made just the dinner a hard worker required." *
BUTCHER SHOP: Michigan Meat Processing in Escanaba is your stop for fresh quality meat for your table. Our Meat Market offers a full service retail meat case, home-smoked sausage and meats, and wild game processing. We offer USDA Choice beef, a full line of pork, smoked sausage and bacon, chicken, brats plus much more. Custom cuts for any occasion. Freezer bundles available. . . makes a great gift. Family owned and operated. Michigan Meat Processing, 3708 19th Ave. North, Escanaba, MI 49829. Phone: 906-789-7410
North Star Brick Oven Bakery, Fine Hearth Breads, Rt 1, Box 78, Newberry MI 49868. Phone (906) 658-3537. North Star Artisan breads contain only the finest ingredients and each loaf is naturally leavened, using all natural starter. North Star breads are mixed and kneaded manually, hand shaped and baked directly on the hearth of the uniquely designed wood-fired brick oven. No two loaves are ever alike. Stop by and pick up a loaf or two to take to your cabin or camp.
THE PASTY OVEN Pasty Shop is located at W-7270 Highway U.S.2, near the stoplight in Quinnesec Michigan, just 4 miles east of Iron Mountain, MI. Phone: 906-776-0990 or toll free 800-753-5257. Eat in our dining area or pick up some delicious pasties for lunch or dinner. The Pasty Oven offers mail order so you can enjoy a taste of the Upper Peninsula in your own home. Baked fresh every day at our USDA inspected plant in Florence, we offer a variety of pasties including the traditional pasty, breakfast pasty, chicken pasty, vegetable pasty, and mini pastys &endash; great for appetizers or a party. Pasties can be purchased hot and fresh, half-baked, frozen or by mail order. Gift Certificates available.
Peterson's Fish Market on Quincy Hill in Hancock MI offers fresh and smoked fish available year round that may be shipped anywhere in the United States. Call for shipping or stop at our market. We fish Lake Superior almost every day. Peterson's offers fresh salmon, trout, and whitefish and smoked salmon, herring, and trout. Four Sons Fish & Chips concession stand open from May through September. Supplier to the major restaurants in the area. Peterson's Fish Market, 49813 US Hwy 141, P.O. Box 535, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone 906-482-2343.
The Village Artisans of Garden Art Gallery is filled with fine arts and crafts created by Upper Peninsula Artists. including home made jam and jelly. The Garden Art Gallery is open daily from Mid-May through Mid-October. Located between Escanaba and Manistique, 8 miles south of US-2. Turn south at Garden Corners on Highway M-183 to the town of Garden, Michigan. Phone 906-644-2025.
The Wood'n Spoon, Handmade Natural Preserves, Jams, and Jellies from fruits naturally grown. Tasty fruitcakes. Stop in our shop or purchase by mail order or using our online shopping cart. We feature the delicious wild Thimbleberry Jam, an Upper Peninsula specialty. PO Box 391, US 41, Mohawk, MI, 49950. (906)337-2435.
RESTAURANTS, CAFES, SUPPER CLUBS, CATERING SERVICE in the Upper Peninsula.
Munising/Au Train/ Christmas & the Hiawatha National Forest:
Naubinway: Anchor In Naubinway Cafe & Gift Shop is located on Highway US-2, 25miles east of Curtis by Lake Michigan. Stop for a deli sandwich, salad, specialty coffee, tea, or one of our delightful deserts and ice cream specialties. Wi-Fi area with comfortable seating, fireplace, & TV. Open daily. W11632 US-2, Naubinway, MI 49762. Phone: 906-477-1220.
*Quotation from Agnes Murdoch, Boom Copper: The Story of the First U. S. Mining Boom, 1943
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