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 and opened the farm more than 5 years ago.
Little Gray Farms operates an approved USDA facility.
Little Gray Farms Escargots is all about fresh. Every snail is lovingly tended and fed the best organic and wild-foraged greens available.
We specialize in raising the famed 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 order is then prepared and shipped to you 2-day FedEx. We will prepare a quote and, upon your 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 email@example.com and we’ll contact you quickly with your order information.
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. 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 an earthy, rich umami—a hint of the terroir of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula where they are raised. Their texture is almost buttery, akin to a butter clam. No rubbery, tasteless canned snails for us.