Fri, 4 June 2021
Back in March of 2017, I had today's guest on the show for the very first time. In episode #267, Ric Brewer, appeared and told us all about his snail farming, processing, and marketing business that he had started in the Seattle area of Washington State. Over the past four years, Ric has evolved in his business. He has also seen his business devastated by Covid 19 as all of his restaurant customers were forced to close their doors.
Those challenges did not stop Ric from pursuing his passion and continuing to raise snails, however. And, during the past four years, he has started consulting with other people who would like to start a snail farming enterprise. There is a lot to enjoy in this interview. I think the highlight for me is learning about the unintended opportunity that Ric found himself with as a consultant. As he will explain in the interview the snail business is very complicated due to governmental regulations, the infrastructure needed to raise them, and regulations on distribution methods. However, after figuring that all out, he has become one of the foremost experts in the U.S. on how to navigate the waters of this business. And thus, another opportunity appeared!