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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.
An ideal gift for anyone who is interested in growing their own food
Molluscs and Me is a celebration of the Kent countryside and a story of how fulfilment can come from an unusual source. Without acres of land, Helen decides to start an edible snail farm in her spare bedroom. In the face of prejudice, she searches for a market for her escargots and does everything she can to get her snails into the public eye and onto their plates, from farmers markets and visiting local schools to inviting TV cameras into her home. But when the snails refuse to lay eggs, will Helen have to admit defeat? When small furry animals move in to dine on escargots au naturel, will Freddie and Dusty the ferrets save the day?
Molluscs and Me is a true story of determination and entrepreneurship about setting up and running an edible snail farm in East Kent. Recipes and information about snail farming and snail cooking through history and around the world are sandwiched between the chapters. This book is for you if you are fed up with the rat race or dreaming of a new way of life.