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Elsie Mae's Bakery & Cannery

pies going in the oven at Elsie Mae’s Bakery & Cannery
owner Kelly Deem baking at Elsie Mae’s Bakery & Cannery
pies out of the oven at Elsie Mae’s Bakery & Cannery
Elsie Mae’s Bakery & Cannery
the baking process at Elsie Mae’s Bakery & Cannery
customer buying pies at Elsie Mae’s Bakery & Cannery

*Please note the shop will be closed January 1-31, 2018.*

We practice traditional baking and canning using produce from local farms. Featuring fresh baked pies of various sizes, 100+ seasonal varieties of jam, canned preserves, relishes, drink mixes (Bloody Mary, lemonade), specialty potpies, local fresh eggs, fish.

Elsie Mae's is Travel Green Wisconsin Certified. Read about here. Also a member of Something Special From Wisconsin™, a trademarked marketing program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Related: Myrtle Mae's Sugar Emporium next door.

More about Elsie Mae's: 

Kelly Deem’s grandma always had a pie on the table – and as Kelly was growing up, she was always helping her grandma with the gardening and canning. Today, Kelly is still canning – and baking pies. She’s using family recipes, local ingredients, and traditional style baking at the shop she named after her “granny”: Elsie Mae’s Canning & Pies. Kelly hasn't changed much in what she does in the kitchen; just the quantity! Formerly a fishery scientist, Kelly is now a shopkeeper who is sharing her family traditions, her family recipes, and a piece of herself with her customers. Visit the shop at any given time, and you can see Kelly and her staff at work making a variety of seasonal pies and jams. Everything is done on site, with the kitchen workspace visible for all to see.

Kelly picks various local foods, mixes them together in amazing combinations, and flavorful jams and pies are the result. Growing up in Ohio, canning was her family's lifestyle; Kelly says that's what everyone was doing. During the cold months of January, she and her grandma would decide what they wanted to eat and would plan out the year's garden. When Kelly moved here, since it was such a big part of her life, she kept canning. She recalls being Berryville Farm's first customer. She thinks she picked 100 lbs of strawberries – and her husband James asked what she was going to do with them. She made 46 pints of strawberry jam. She would start taking the jams to farmers markets, including at Columbus Park and Kenosha HarborMarket. “It kind of just grew from there. Because I just kept canning and canning for our family of … two.” Eventually she would open Elsie Mae’s.

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Elsie Mae's Canning and Pies - Kenosha Now

Fresh, local ingredients paired with family recipes and traditional baking methods make this bakery in Downtown Kenosha special!

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