field&flower are concerned with creating a sustainable food system, thinking consciously about where our meat & fish comes from, and treating our farmers fairly.

James Mansfield is the Co-Founder and is hugely passionate about the brand’s traceability, he explains how he’s connecting the farm to your front door and why it’s not just about great-tasting meat...

F: Can you tell us about field&flower?

JM. field&flower was founded on Home Farm in 2011 by myself and James flower (a fifth-generation beef farmer). Since those very early days on Home Farm, we have focused on supporting small-scale farmers, fishermen and artisan producers who prioritise animal-welfare and sustainability. We now deliver thousands of free-range meat and sustainable fish boxes across the UK each week but it wasn’t always that way. In 2011 we hand built our own premises, a friend taught us to butcher and we delivered orders in our cars. James and I pressed every burger and cut every steak for the first 3 years.


F. What made you decide to start the business together, and help people in going from field to fridge sustainably?

JM. James Flower and I met at agricultural college on our first day. We knew the high-quality beef being reared on James Flower’s family farm was being lost in the food chain, and we wanted to change this. Delivering our grass-fed beef directly to people’s homes was not just about convenience, it was about reconnecting our customers with small-scale British farmers. This led us to loaning a beef animal from James’s dad which yielded 30 beef boxes and we sold it to our friends and family. We found that particularly people living in cities didn’t have access to the farm gate. We created that connection between the farm and the front door for thousands of people. We even had people turning up at the farm unannounced saying they wanted to learn more.


F. What are your top tips for purchasing meat and fish in today's world? And can you explain what “sustainable and ethical meat” means to you?

JM. Focusing on quality is field&flower’s philosophy. When you buy meat and fish you have two choices (put very simply). Choose the lowest possible cost and the cut is unlikely to have been reared slowly, sustainably or with good animal welfare practices. Choose a cut with trusted provenance and you’ll get exactly what you pay for. A higher-quality cut of meat or fish that not only tastes better, it does better too, by supporting animal welfare and sustainable farming practices that are symbiotic with the natural environment.
Sustainability is an overused word. However, it carries real meaning when we look at farming. Farmers often consider themselves guardians of the countryside. They want to leave the pastures and soils in a better shape than it was handed them. Investing in British farming and the meat they produce means as a nation we’re investing back into our pastures and soils for future generations – that is true sustainability. Ethical meat means to consider whether it’s free-range or organic, high-welfare, from extensive systems that allow traditional breeds time to grow slowly. We do this very well in the UK. Asking questions on sustainability and the ethics behind meat is very important as access to cheaper imports becomes a real threat to British farming.


F. You often choose Falcon enamelware for your recipes. What’s your favourite product and what do you use it for?

JM. Yes, I’ve been using Falcon enamelware for many years now. The products are so distinct, durable and well-designed. A personal favourite of mine are the pie dishes. They’re great for oven cooking and serving sides in, I’ve even used them as a dog bowl for my Jack Russell, Arthur.


F. What will you be cooking from field&flower for Easter this year?

JM. We’ve recently launched some very exciting new products for Easter, so I’ll definitely be enjoying one of those. I think my personal favourite is our new Rack of Lamb, which you can buy as a set of two. If you interlock the two racks together you get something called a “lamb guard of honour” it makes a very eye-catching centrepiece and tastes delicious with a herb crust. Other cuts I’ll be ordering will include our hot smoked trout, pork breakfast patties and a sharing sirloin.


F. How have you been keeping during this time? Do you have any tips for small business owners?

JM. We’ve been fortunate and have grown to three times the size during the pandemic so that has kept everyone at field&flower busy. Running a business is a lot of hard work but made particularly difficult during a pandemic. The first thing I’d say is to look after yourself as it’s very hard to look after other people (and a business) otherwise. Ensure you spend time away from emails and Whatsapp at set times of the day. Eat well and exercise – nothing groundbreaking but doing the basics makes a big difference for me. The pandemic will bring change as we come out the other side of it so look for the opportunities.

To receive £10 off any order with field&flower use the code FALCON10. Make use of this special offer for ordering your ingredients in time for Easter next week. Their Easter shop is closing for orders on the 29th March.

T&Cs: Apply the code FALCON10 to your basket on the field&flower website to receive £10 off any order. Code is single-use and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends Midnight Monday 26th April 2021. Minimum order spend £39.50.

field&flower’s Homemade Sausage Rolls with Caramelised Onion Chutney



  • 400g field&flower sausage meat
  • 375g ready roll puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp caramelised onion chutney
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • Pinch of crushed black pepper
  • Pinch of za'atar


Preheat the oven to 200C.

Remove the pastry from the fridge 20 minutes before making to soften it a little.

Lightly flour a work surface and roll the pastry into a large rectangle, about as thick as a 1 pound coin. Cut the pastry into two even rectangles and then place them both onto a lined baking tray.

Spread 1 tbsp of the caramelised onion chutney down the centre of each pastry rectangle. Roll your sausage meat into two thick sausage shapes and lay this on top of the chutney, making sure to spread evenly and all the way to the ends. Spoon the remaining chutney on top of the sausage meat. For each rectangle, egg wash the edges of the pastry and then fold the pastry over the top of the meat to form a seal. Using a fork, press down on the pastry edges to create a further seal. Egg wash the outside of the pastry and sprinkle it with crushed black pepper and za’atar, then bake for 30-40 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.


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