2015… where do we start?

As 2015 comes to a close, it calls for a time of reflection, and what a great year we’ve had here at field&flower. 2015 you were good to us! So here’s a quick round up of what we’ve been up to this year.

Awards

In June we were crowned with three new shiny Taste of the West Awards! We won two Silver for our sirloin steaks and topside roasting joint, and also a Highly Commended honour for our 2-bone rib of beef. So maybe it’s time to beef up your next box!

We’re also very proud to have been awarded runner up in this year’s Observer food Monthly Awards for the Best Independent Retailer 2015. A huge thank you to all of you that took the time to vote.

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 The arrival of our 2nd field&flower pup!

Arthur. The apple of our Rib-eye, the beef to our burger and the pig to our blanket. Since June we have been blessed with our second field&flower puppy, who has four small paws, loves cheerios and is considering taking up a modelling career. We are hoping that Molly, our first field&flower puppy, and Arthur will be able to meet very soon! Arthur has been overwhelmed by the loving response from our followers and is looking forward to his first traditional family Christmas in Clapham.

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The revamp of our cheese range

The revamp of our cheese range was a great success, and with the help of our very own cheese enthusiast Sophie Cooper, we have been able to offer you all a wealth of classic and unique cheeses straight from the West Country just in time for Christmas. A few of our new cheeses include the likes of Blacksticks blue, Tuxford and Tebbet Stilton and the show stopping Goddess. Unfortunately for us, the cheese had to be sampled, and with much persuasion, we so kindly obliged. You will find our cheese in three different handpicked one-off boxes, or by their lonesome in the farm shop.

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New boxes

We love being able to create one-off boxes as it allows for everyone to try a mixture of our products that they may not necessarily choose to put in their regular box or buy from the farm shop. This year we have added seven successful new boxes to our range…

The little cheese box £25

The big cheese box £38

The artisan cheese box £29

The little lean muscle mass box £36

The sharing steak box £68

The alternative steak box £44.65

The luxury steak box £62.50

… and will continue to keep adding to our range in the New Year!

HERD

I’m sure you have all HERD about, seen or read our new newspaper by now! HERD is the first edition of many delightful and informative bi-annual reads to come. We can’t thank our head of design, Lizzie Purchase, enough for all her hard work in producing such a great product that really represents everything we stand for as a brand. We really hope you all enjoyed reading about field&flower!


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Branded condiments

With the launch of our new cheese range, and Christmas being a time of giving, we thought what could be more fitting than introducing an abundance of delicious field&flower condiments to jazz up your cheeseboards, food cupboards and dining tables. We have a variety of different flavours from spicy tomato and camarelised onion to wild orange marmalade, which are sure to make the perfect companion to any wedge of cheese, cold meat or simply spread on bread

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 We’ve got our nets at the ready for 2016!

After the excitement of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we all love having something to look forward to. Due to the success of expanding our Cheese Range in November, we thought what could be better than introducing a school of new fish to the field&flower family. Unfortunately our lips will remain tightly sealed until January, but all we can say is watch this space and we can’t wait to see to see what 2016 brings!

 

 

The Turkey, The Breast & The Crown.

The Turkey, The Breast & The Crown.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… sort of. The stress of Christmas can cause rows, tears, and in 1997, I watched a member of my family launch the turkey across the kitchen (true story).

For some of us, we don’t even have Christmas dinner planned yet. There’s only 5 days to order your turkey from us, and we won’t lie, you’ve got a lot of choice.

On the field&flower website alone, we have 7 different turkeys… 7! They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so here’s a super quick guide to our turkeys this year.

The Whole Turkey

The whole turkey is the ultimate Christmas bird. However, it needs love, care and attention. We’ve got cooking guides and recipes so you get it spot on.

What is it? The whole bird. Giblets n’ all. The giblets are vacuum packed separately so you can make the perfect gravy

Who is it for? Everybody. The whole turkey is packed with a tender layer of fat so there’s no chance of having a dry turkey this year. It has wings, legs, both white and brown meat. Perfect to feed the whole family, plus plenty of extras for leftovers (we have recipes for those too).

Why is it great? It doesn’t get tastier than the whole turkey. This bird is the Christmas centrepiece and being naturally reared and 14 day hung makes them that much better.

What sizes does it come in?

  • A Small Turkey 4-5kg – serves 8-10

  • A Medium Turkey 5-6kg – serves 10-12

  • A Large Turkey 6-7kg – serves 14-16

  • An Extra Large Turkey 8kg+ – serves 16+

How’s it best served?

Take a knife, and dig in. Our favourite part is the turkey leg. It is incredibly tender and packed with flavour. Make sure you boil the bones for a perfect stock on Boxing Day!

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A whole free range Christmas Turkey

The Turkey Crown

We bet you’ve been wondering what the Turkey Crown actually is? It’s the whole turkey… just without the wings and the legs.

What is it? Most of the whole turkey… just no wings and no legs.

Who is it for? If you’re looking for an equally tasty, but easy Christmas, the crown is the turkey for you. It’s easy to carve and cooks in less time.

Why is it great? It has all the flavour of a whole turkey, and is a little easier to navigate. It’s perfect draped in slices of our streaky bacon.

What sizes does it come in?

  • A Turkey Crown – 3-4kg – serves 8-10

How’s it best served?

The great thing about the crown is if you can’t manage it all on Christmas day. Those slices will be perfect for your Boxing Day sandwich. Challenge a loved one to see who can get the most leftovers in one sandwich… I always win.

 

The Turkey Breast Roast

What is it? The breast of the turkey, boneless, and rolled.

Who is it for? A smaller Christmas, and for those who want to cook fan easy and tasty roast this Christmas

Why is it great? Cooks quickly and easy to carve

What sizes does it come in?

  • 1kg – serves 4-5

  • 2.5kg – serves 8-10

Eat within 5 days – suitable for freezing

How’s it best served?

Cram the plate with our pigs in blankets and drench in turkey gravy

Unfortunately this year, I’m not allowed to cook the turkey. I’m on gammon & cheese which are my areas of expertise. If you have any more questions about our Christmas Range, give us a call on 08456899007 or email us at hello@fieldandflower.co.uk

Thanks for reading,

Sophie