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fresh is best.

Locally raised × other worldly delicious

 

Little Gray Farms Escargots is all about fresh. Every snail is lovingly tended, fed the best organic and wild-foraged greens available.

We specialize in the petit-gris snail, although smaller than the type typically found in cans, it is more delicate and flavorful, with an earthy umami that can’t be matched. 

We pack and ship to order. Our snails are cleaned, parboiled, then individually de-shelled and vacuum packed for ultimate freshness, then quickly shipped to you on ice. One pound is equal to about 100 snails, but you can get as many or few as you need.

To order, please email us with either snail quantity (e.g., 25 snails) or you can also order by quarter, half, or full pound increments. Your is then prepared and shipped to you 2-day FedEx. We will prepare a quote and, upon approval, provide shipping and payment information.

Cost per snail is 75 Cents per snail, or $25 for a quarter pound; $35 for a half pound; or $55 per pound. Just email us at snails@littlegrayfarms.com and we’ll contact your quickly with your order information.
PLEASE NOTE: We are temporarily out of stock. Please contact us in late March for our spring stock!

Where could be better for escargots than the rainy Olympic Peninsula? 

Although many first think of France when they think of snails, Washington state’s rainy Olympic Peninsula is prime real estate for these moisture loving gastropods.

Located on five-acres at the base of the eastern slopes of the Olympics in Quilcene, Little Gray Farms is run by Ric Brewer who has more than 20 years experience raising snails

 

Olympic peninsula

Quilcene, Washington state

Quilcene, Washington state

Many people are familiar with the type of escargots served in many restaurants. More often than not, they are canned and shipped to the U.S. and Canada from Eastern Europe, Asia, or North Africa. The taste, meh, the texture, yuck! We knew that snails could be delicious. But the secret was them being fresh, not canned and shipped thousands of miles.

To that end, we created Little Gray Farms Escargots. The “Little Gray” in our name refers to the species of snail we grow—the delicious (and charming!) petit-gris—translated as “little gray”— variety. Although smaller in size that the canned “gros-gris” snails, our little grays have a earthy, rich umami that is a hint of the terroir of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula where they are raised. Their texture is almost buttery,, more akin to a butter clam than the rubbery canned type.

The famed  petit-gris , or little gray snail.

The famed petit-gris, or little gray snail.