I didn’t even know this was a thing, a snail farm. Now I do and I LOVE it! The snails are so calming, they move quite slow and when they drink it sounds like its raining. In the Netherlands there are only a couple of snail farms.
At Boerenslak they have 100s of snail destined for the cuisine. Hein started his business after he visited a snail farm to have a look. They were selling the snails due to circumstances. Hein immediately offered to buy it and he has never regretted it since.
Awesome snail facts:
- Snails have teeth, yes they do!
- Snails are a delicacy called escargots
- Most snail species are hermaphrodite
- Snail shell grows with the snail
- Snails are cute
Interested in other Farmers and Growers Loes Heerink follows for this project? Check out the project page! Loes is currently in contact with loads more farmers and growers to also include in the project. It takes some time because Loes visits all the participants multiple times throughout the year. But a patient mind, can get pretty far!