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Blog

Find out what we're doing, how the snails are growing and where you can see us.

Read about day to day life on the snail farm.

 

EDUCATION

Our snails are available for educational visits to schools, brownie and scout packs, pre-schools and other groups or clubs. 

One day courses on snail farming. See our farm in action both indoors and outdoors.

THE FARM

We use a mixed farming system like the rest of Northern Europe. The breeders and babies are indoors when it's too cold outside and the youngsters grow through summer on a vegetable plot outdoors.


We love what we do

We have been trading SINCE 2006, supplying the uk AND EUROPE with SUCCULENT live snails perfect for cooking.

We sell escargots direct to the public as well as to restaurants.

We promote ‘Grow Your Own food’ and the outdoor lifestyle.

We are the UK principal supplier of live edible snails.

We are the only Trading Standards registered animal feed manufacturer in the UK selling our own complete nutritious snail food.

We are keen to engage children in learning about living things and supply Mini Snail Farms to schools and nurseries as well as to universities engaged in research.

We stock live snails Helix aspersa maxima ('gros gris') and Helix aspersa muller ('petit gris') for both private customers and chefs who want to buy live snails to cook.  People come to us who want to grow their own snails, come on courses and buy breeders, books, hatched eggs and snail food.

We have a group of regular customers who keep reptiles, both zoos and private customers who keep reptiles as pets. We're involved in a conservation project with RSPB supplying tiny snails to feed baby birds.

Our snails have 'strutted their stuff' across your TV screen many times through our loan scheme to film companies. You may also have seen us in Taste of Kent, Great British Menu, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Countryfile, Easter Eggs Live or CBBC Incredible Edibles and the BBC Good Food Show.

Here are some of the places where you can read about us:

The Independent

The Staff Canteen

Metropolitan magazine

BBC World Service

Helen Howard has published her first book about farming snails: Molluscs and Me and gives talks to community groups to promote snail farming in the UK.