Somerset meat box company sells into Spa

Somerset meat company field&flower has launched a premium range into Walsthamstow’s ‘Village Stores’ Spar.

The company rears and butchers its own traditional breed cattle n Home Farm in North Somerset and sources free range pork, lamb and chicken from neighbouring farms. It has built up a reputation with a monthly meat box scheme and is now looking to expand into food shops and delis.

James Mansfield, who founded the company with James Flower, said: “At field&flower we offer a variety of free range, high welfare, premium grass fed Somerset meat all year round.  We are proud to sell our meat at the ‘Village Stores’ in Walthamstow - they have an excellent shop championing small producers and that’s what we’re all about.

“We offer guaranteed sustainable provenance, and ensure that all meat has been well hung and traditionally hand-butchered.  We are looking to find more like minded shop owners and increase our listings across the UK. We have a wide selection of cuts available for retail from meatballs and burgers to pork belly, lamb chops, free-range chicken and woodpigeon breasts.”

Walthamstow’s ‘Village Stores’ Spar, which is run by three brothers and champions artisan produce, won the accolade of best shop in the country at the Convenience Retailing Awards in 2011.

Co-owner James Brundle, said: “field&flower fit perfectly with what we are trying to achieve. Customer experience is paramount to us and being able to offer this premium meat is excellent.  Just because you live in urban London doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have access to top quality produce.”

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