Welcome to our shop. Come on in! *Office closure: orders placed between 17.04 and 22.04 will be sent out 23.04.
This is the place to buy live edible snails Helix aspersa maxima (gros 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. Hatched eggs can be ordered now for delivery in April ready for the new season.
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. Everyone is growing their own food so why not give a snail smallholder starter pack or a Grow Your Own Escargots pack as the perfect 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.
Are you interested in growing your own food? Have you always wanted your own snail farm? The Grow Your Own Escargots pack makes the perfect gift for the person who is looking for something different. You won't find a gift like this anywhere else.
* an order card for 6 baby snails (Let us know if the parcel is to be opened immediately on arrival and we will include the live snails.)
* Housing: a plastic tray and clear domed lid
* Compost for bedding
* baby food for the snails (to follow later with the live snails)
* snail care information.
* and cooking instructions for your escargots when they are fully grown
The price quoted includes post and packing to UK addresses.
Please note the USDA will not allow the import of live snails. Please enquire by email for cost of carriage to addresses outside the UK including Ireland