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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 as a 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.
If you've got a bit of garden then you've got the space to grow your own edible snails for the table. This is pack that has everything you need to get started.
The Snail Smallholder Starter Pack has:
- a copy of the Smallholder Guide for Farming Edible Snails, which is not a big fat book but it is the written materials that support the snail farming course.
- At this time of year you can have either 2 clutches of hatched eggs or 4 breeders. Please will you specify which you would prefer. Each clutch of eggs may contain 60 to 100 eggs. (If the parcel will not be opened on arrival you can ask for a voucher for the snails to be included in the parcel.)
-Also included is everything you need to look after the snails for the first few weeks: housing, food and care equipment.
If you want to learn more then book a one day course on Snail Farming. Contact us for more details.
The postage and packing cost quoted is for UK delivery only. For overseas orders including Ireland please email and we will quote a delivery cost. Please note the USDA will not allow the import of live snails to the USA.