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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 January 27, 2014 at 17:03

This is the response I had from Cliff about a week ago:

Hi, tasting must be confirmed prior to arrival. You are correct regards prices............................ Cliff

 
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 27, 2014 at 10:49

Heard back from Cliff about the tour and morning tea. It is $7 including m/t. However he did not address the question of pre-booking so I've asked that again. Will publish response.

Comment by Lissa on January 22, 2014 at 5:37

Thanks Valerie. I'd imagine he would be happy with cash paid on the day by individuals. Our car load might aim to get there before 10am for morning tea as it would be more like lunch time having it after the tour.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 21, 2014 at 23:21

Oh. The way it read (has this entry been edited? I remember something different) The $5 entry fee included Devonshire tea. Right OK then, but what if someone wants the tour and morning tea but no snail tasting?

Comment by Valerie on January 21, 2014 at 22:26

They seem to have school and senior tours so I am guessing the access is reasonably easy. For more details contact them direct.

Comment by Valerie on January 21, 2014 at 22:18

Just to clarify, I think we are aiming for 10.45 tour, then morning tea and tasting. The snail tasting is $15 and includes the tour and morning tea. The $5 tour does not include morning tea.

Comment by Susanne on January 21, 2014 at 11:17
Entree and dessert, Snails and pavlova, how could anyone resist ;)
Lissa, I'd consider carpooling. Will ask a friend if they want to come first then will get back to you.
Valerie, thanks and book me in for the tour and taste. Do you need the money now?
Comment by Valerie on January 21, 2014 at 9:29

It takes about an hour to drive there. I think we'll do the snail tasting, may have some lunch and make it a family day in the glasshouse mountains.

Comment by Valerie on January 21, 2014 at 9:27

Just got email from Cliff to say that snail tasting is available for $15 including tour. You will need to confirm if you want to taste the snails in advance.

They can make pavlova for morning tea.

Comment by Lissa on January 21, 2014 at 5:16

I'm up for the snail tasting on the day Valerie. Anyone want to carpool?

Can I take the 10.45 start time as the tour time? Are we getting there in time for morning tea at 10am? Do they do gluten free?

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