My name is Sue Ann Hockman and I am the founder of Snowbird Pasties.
I am a Yooper from Ontonagon, Michigan. My grandma was from Laurium, MI on the Keweenaw Peninsula. This area is commonly known as the Copper Country. My Grandma made pasties for many years at Toni’s Country Kitchen. She, in turn, taught me how to make them. I have been in Tucson, AZ since the summer of 2011. I had been missing my pasties and made them one day for the family. After doing some research and getting a few orders I made my first batch to sell. They were very well accepted and Snowbird Pasties was born. I have met people from many different states and countries and it is amazing to discover where pasties have been found. More of that in Pasty History.