A vegetarian grain meat made from grains, vegetables and seasonings. We fused Asian and European heritage by combining the culinary tradition of seitan and the tradition of charcuterie-making, to create Field Roast.
The word “meat” traditionally means “solid food” (Webster’s dictionary, Oxford dictionary). You may have heard of “nut meats” to describe the edible portion of a nut. Part of our brand mission is to redefine the word meat similar to how the word “milk” was redefined in the 1990’s. Milk used to mean from a cow…now we have soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, etc. Soy meats, wheat meats, grain meats, animal meats!
We are not, though our heart is there; we would have to raise prices considerably to use all organic sources (if we went organic our sausages would be at least $9.99). We do use fresh produce and the most local source possible for all of our spices and wheat flours. We use Organic Wheat Flour and Organic Wheat Flakes.
Every region and retailer is different, we do our very best to update this store locator with the best information we have, but please call ahead if you are making a special trip to find Field Roast products.
Our retail packs of grain meats can be kept frozen for up to one year. Once thawed they are good for about 65 days (2 months). Many stores are responsible for adding a “use by” date once they are stocked. If you purchase them in the refrigerated section of your grocery store (most common) you may extend their freshness by refreezing them until you are ready to use them.
Chao Slices must be kept refrigerated, never frozen. Each package is provided with a “use by” date.
Field Roast Sausages don’t have any casings in a traditional sense. The high protein of wheat is strong enough to keep the sausage together. We link our sausage grind and dough into a food-grade, BPA-free plastic barrier casing that we import from Europe. This is what you see when you are looking at our retail sausage pack. This is not edible and must be removed.
We source our palm oil from Daabon, a family-owned company based in north Colombia along the Caribbean coast. They’ve been in business since 1915 and are now in the third generation of ownership. Their palm oil is expeller-pressed (made without chemical solvents), organic and sustainable. We use palm oil because of its delicious flavor and mouth-feel AND it is the most efficient oil in regards to the energy input versus energy output–the most oil for the least energy.
Daabon is committed to sustainable practices through water, waste and methane management and the preservation of biodiversity. (Orangutans do not live in South America so they are not affected by the palm oil production, but animals native to Colombia including monkeys, iguanas and birds are protected). They are in alliance with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the leading activist organization that has been most critical of palm oil agriculture. Daabon is a founding member of the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), which promotes innovation and improvements in palm oil production on a range of environmental, social and supply chain issues. POIG is supported by well-known environmental NGOs like Greenpeace, World Wildlife Foundation and RAN.