Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Saturday, 07 May 2011 21:20
Today we paid a visit to local snail farm, H and RH Escargots to see their farm and discuss how we can create links with their wonderful business. Anyone for fresh Helix aspersa maxima cooked in wild garlic and herbs?
We sallied forth this morning in the Badger Bushcraft Land Rover Defender still covered in the remnants of last evening’s rain. The ground here in our little corner of Kent is parched and the fields, crops, plants and trees have received a well deserved drink to quench their thirst in this the hottest and most arrid Spring I can remember.
We travelled from Badger HQ to Brogdale Farm near Faversham to meet Helen Howard the proprietor of H and RH Escargots, to view and learn about the snails and discuss future business opportunities.
Helen runs a fascinating operation and showed us snails at various stages in their lifecycle. It was such an amazing experience to see these creatures feeding through the Perspex lid of their container.
Like Badger Bushcraft Helen’s H and RH Escargots are also an Affiliated Learning Destination for Kent Children’s University and she has meticulously planned a host of curriculum links to deliver a unique learning experience.
We look forward to forging further links with R and RH Escargots and hope to be using their product in some of our future planned Wild Food Courses.