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GV to Glasshouse gourmet snails

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GV to Glasshouse gourmet snails

Time: February 1, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
Location: GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS
Street: 2102 OLD GYMPIE RD,
City/Town: GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS, QLD, AUSTRALIA 4518.
Website or Map: http://www.glasshousegourmets…
Phone: +61 754 930 890 / +61 408 755 859
Event Type: guided, garden, visit
Organized By: Valerie
Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2014

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Event Description

Queensland's first and only commercial snail farm.

Established in November 2008.

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After several years of research and study, we choose the Glass House Mountains region for both climat and altitude to start our heliculture business and believe that we have the best grain fed product of its kind in Australia.

We are located in the fertile Glass House Mountains 2102 Old Gympie Road Glass House Mountains 4518.
We grow and supply to the food industry quality grain feed live snails (Helix Aspersa).
We are offering an unique opportunity for visitors to experience farming with a difference.
We give a guided tour of the Snail farm and the different concepts of growing snails in captivity. Visitors have the opportunity to wander around our tropical gardens, feed the fish in the dam and generally enjoy the quiet relaxed atmosphere of Snails Pace Retreat. When all are ready, we will serve Devonshire tea or coffee on our verandah.

Looking forward to your company.
Regards,
Mary, Cliff

Allow 1 hour for the tour.

There is an entry fee for this event.

$5 Tour only, no morning tea. 

$7 tour with morning tea

$15 Tour with Snail tasting and morning tea. (please confirm in RSVP if you wish to do the tasting)

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Comment by Lissa on February 1, 2014 at 6:50

We'll sort it out when we get there :)

Comment by Valerie on January 31, 2014 at 10:05

Hi Lissa, I remembered ;-) Morning tea will be a pavlova. Not sure about the snails though. I did mention that 2 of us were celiac and one dairy free to them.

Comment by Lissa on January 31, 2014 at 5:06

I also require gluten free food. Should have reminded you earlier, sorry. I may have to taste my snails without the sauce if not GF.

Should be very interesting! Thank you for organising this Val.

Comment by Susanne on January 30, 2014 at 10:20
Thank-you Valerie, see you there.
Comment by Valerie on January 30, 2014 at 10:20

The snail tasting includes 1 snail in herb butter and one in mushroom sauce. You can buy live snails at the farm.

Comment by Valerie on January 30, 2014 at 10:08

Ok All Booked Yohoo!

8 adults (Lissa, 2*Elaines, 3*Susanne and 2*Val) +3 kids.

Here is the plan:

10am morning tea  (Pavlova with separate cream) and snail tasting, then tour. 

We are the only group on that day.

If you have not RSVP and wish to join us you will need to call them direct and add yourself to Valerie's group. 

Comment by Susanne on January 30, 2014 at 9:42
There will be three of us for Saturdays adventure. I would like to have a snail taste test, Liz and Cheryl will tour but not taste test snails.
We three will have the morning tea after the tour.

I just rang them to enquire as Liz can only have food that is completely dairy and gluten free, (pavlova and fruit will be fine) and they will only consider making a pavlova once they have our numbers for morning tea as our group is the only one.

Cheryl and I have no specific dietary requirements.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 28, 2014 at 8:11

This is the extent of the reply received about booking and paying a deposit: "

Hi, no deposit is required but affirm booking is..................….Cliff"
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 27, 2014 at 19:13

Valerie may we leave the bookings entirely to you? I want to taste, Elaine my partner does not although she is coming to the tour.

Comment by Valerie on January 27, 2014 at 17:51
Let me know if you are up for the tasting and I will give him a call asap. Email is a bit slow.

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