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This is the place to buy live edible snails Helix aspersa maxima (gros gris) or Helix aspersa muller (petit gris), if you want to cook snails, rear your own snails for the table, keep snails as pets or buy a present for a snail fan.
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This is one of the very few snail farms in England where you can buy fresh live Helix aspersa maxima ready prepared for cooking. If you are an enthusiastic cook you can prepare your own delicious snails for your guests in any way you choose. Please ask if you would like a copy of our cooking instructions. Our book 'Molluscs and Me' has lots of recipes sandwiched between the chapters.
If you want to rear your own snails at home then why not sign up for a course. We can supply you with breeders, information and snail food to grow your own.
Our mini snail farms make the perfect educational gift, providing an ideal way for children to learn about looking after living things. Adults enjoy looking after snails too so why not give them a snail smallholder starter pack or a Grow Your Own Escargots gift?
We also have beautiful empty shells available for sale to collectors and artists on the understanding that they are not sterile and not suitable for food use. Please email with your requirements.
"Meet The Snails": a 2 hour outdoor activity session for children aged 5 - 14 will take place at the Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve in Littlebourne. You and your children can learn about the history of snails, life processes, habitats, anatomy and a whole host more! Places are limited so do book without delay
DATES: Saturday 2nd August
TIMES: 2pm - 4pm
VENUE: Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve, Littlebourne, near Canterbury, CT3 1QG.
COST: £6 per child (adults go free! One adult for a maximum of two children)
If your school is a member of the Kent Children's University the activity can earn you 2 credits in your passport. Don't forget to take your Passport to Learning!
You can park (free) on Church Hill, opposite the entrance to the Cherry Orchard
Children/adults should wear outdoor clothes and bring any refreshments they may wish to consume during that time