These pasties are worth the wait |

These pasties are worth the wait

Volunteer bakers at the United Methodist Church in Grass Valley have been making pasties for decades. The proceeds from the private sales are helping to pay for the hall, kitchen and recreation room that were added on to the church.

LaNell Lee said the bakers estimate they have made 100,000 pasties – the traditional lunch fare of the area’s Cornish miners – since they started large-scale production in their new kitchen about 10 years ago.

“You can’t buy them. There are about 100 people on the waiting list and someone has to die to get on,” Lee said.

– Trina Kleist

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