A quiet field at harvest time

There is nothing like standing in a grown wheat field.  The wind rustles the fiewheat-meat-farmer-2016ld as it waves glistening in the sun on a late summer day.  Just before the harvest a hush comes to the land and fortifies the plants with their last breath of fresh air.  We buy our grains from farmers who know the gifts of our blessed wheat and their place in our history as foodmakers.  Our wheat is grown in Alberta, Canada by folks like Jim, pictured here.

We love wheat. The heart of our products is our quality wheat flours.

Following the traditional art of making seitan, we start with a wheat flour that is rich in protein and, after being mixed with our fats and spices, is steamed to create a meaty bite that truly satisfies. We know our foods are nourishing you, as well as the farmers that grow our grains and produce.  Incorporating other grains like barley, pulses like lentils and fresh vegetables is another way we know Field Roast products show you our values.

These whole sources of food from quality growers give our grain meats their unique and bold flavors. Brought to us by trusted partners in foodmaking, we take pride in our ingredients, as we do in our foods. Conscious sourcing is another example of what we call Foodmaker Pride.

Food Makers Guide to the Veg Grill

Weekend plans include iron and fire?  We love Field Roast on a grill and fired ours up the other day in our parking lot!  It was a grey day in Seattle, but that is certainly no reason to be deterred!  We served up all these on buns with some fresh veggies.  Chips on the side, and the break room full of FR folks was happy!

Here is our starter level tips list:

  1. Heat the grill up before you load it up.  You’ll get a nice sear on the surface and the caramelized crispy bits taste awesome.
  2. Use a grill basket or foil to cook veggies or smaller items like onions or potatoes.
  3. Don’t mention your BBQ will be vegan, and see what happens.  Serve up kabobs, grilled fruit like watermelon, peaches and pineapple, and don’t forget Field Roast FieldBurgers with Chao Slices, Sausages, and Frankfurters.
  4. Use a steam tray for the Frankfurters if you are going to have them on the grill for a while, then hit them on the grill to order.  They will be plump, juicy, and delicious.
  5. Keep the condiments simple.  Food bar style condiments are fun, but a lot of work.  If you really want a ton of toppings, consider a BBQ topping potluck so your guests can have fun sharing their favorite condiments!

So now it’s your turn.  We want to hear from you!!  What are your hacks and favorite grill tips?  If you come up with something that knocks our socks off, we will send you a prize pack for you to have another BBQ!

Post your Memorial Day grill on Instagram or Facebook with your tip, tag us @fieldroast and #vegangrills and enter to win a fantastic Field Roast grilling kit!  It will arrive just in time for your Independence Day shenanigans.  Have a great holiday weekend!

Field Roast Awarded Company of the Year

VegNews COY TrophyVegNews Magazine has named Field Roast the 2015 Company of the Year in it’s recent December Issue – Thank you to everyone who voted during the 2015 Veggie Awards, and thank you to everyone at VegNews! This occasion allows us to pause and reflect, not only on the great products we’re able to create but on our growth as a company and family.

Although we’ve been doing what we do since 1997, this year has been an eventful one. In 2015, Field Roast became recognized as the first true vegan meat and cheese brand. October marked the one year anniversary of Chao Slices. We settled into our beautiful new building in South Seattle and had room for many wonderful people to join our family. We welcomed two new babies, celebrated over 90 birthdays, and sadly grieved the first loss of our friend and long-time employee. Together, we not only create products but experience life.

Products & People First.

Field Roast is a product-driven company. It started with the idea of making a better quality, accessible vegetarian product. Almost 20 years later, we are still creating products that challenge the old assumptions that only certain people eat vegan food.

We are food makers first; everything else comes second. We don’t sacrifice the values our company was built on, because they created our food, our community and our growth. Our people stay true to the belief that there is dignity in making food.

Our Values:

  1. We value simplicity and authenticity, in our products and in our actions.
  2. We value the experience of working in an environment that respects our diverse roles in society and within our company.
  3. We value the right to live in peace and to express our individual principles (as long as they don’t cause harm to others.)
  4. We value our relationships with each other; our environment, our community, our employees, our customers, our vendors, and our shareholders.

The Field Roast family is grateful to be recognized for all the hard work and commitment given to the growing consciousness of vegan food. We will remain “Company of the Year” as the years fly by and hope you continue this journey with us!

– The Folks at Field Roast

 

NEW Gourmet Vegan Roasts this Holiday!

As Fall settles in and November grows near, the thought of holiday food is on the mind. We’ve been busy gathering new ingredients and stuffing our facility with delicious food to send out. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we want to tell you about the new gourmet roasts we’ve created for you!

Field Roast has been making stuffed vegetarian roasts for over 12 years and recently put a lot of heart into expanding these options. Knowing that the food preferences of those surrounding a Thanksgiving table vary greatly, we want to make stuffed roasts that are decadent and deliciously appealing to anyone. Gone are the days of fake turkeys and “substitutes” – these roasts raise the bar for vegan options.

One more thing. Food brings friends and family together no matter the occasion, so we’ve decided to offer our entire line of stuffed roasts year-round!

New! Smokey Forager’s Roast with Pineapple Mustard Glaze

Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, we’ve gathered foraged chanterelle mushrooms and wild huckleberries. These special ingredients accent a traditional bread and wild rice stuffing wrapped in a rich smokey tomato grain meat seasoned with our own special blend of spices. Brush with Pineapple Mustard Glaze to add a sweet and savory finish. We are very proud to offer you the most decadent vegan roast to enjoy with loved ones this season.
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New! Celebration Roast with Traditional Bread Stuffing
and Porcini Mushroom Gravy

Delightfully seasoned with rubbed sage, garlic and lemon juice, this evolution of our classic Celebration Roast features a traditional bread stuffing made with fresh onions, celery, cranberries and butternut squash. As a special accompaniment to the roast, we offer you the perfect portion of our Porcini Mushroom Gravy. Simmered on the stovetop, the gravy combines the dark, rich, earthy flavor of porcini mushrooms with diced shiitakes to create the ultimate vegan gravy. Isn’t everything better with gravy?

 

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Hazelnut Cranberry Roast en Croute

Once made exclusively for the holidays, our customers would wait year-round for the Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute! It is the perfect centerpiece and most sophisticated comfort food. This vegetarian roast holds a lot of flavor! Rich, hazelnut-infused grain meat stuffed with Field Roast sausages, crystallized ginger, cranberries and apples – all wrapped in a savory puff pastry.

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Classic Celebration Roast 

This stuffed Celebration Roast was introduced in 2003 and continues to be a classic favorite. We start with a rich and savory sausage-style stuffing made from Field Roast grain meat, butternut squash, mushrooms and Granny Smith apples seasoned with a blend of rosemary, thyme and sage. We then surround the stuffing with our most luxuriant grain meat seasoned with rubbed sage, garlic and lemon juice. As a centerpiece, appetizer or sliced in a sandwich, our Celebration Roast is great for any occasion.

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We hope you have the chance to try all of our gourmet stuffed roasts this year. Please ask your store when they’ll have them in stock! Share your feedback with us below or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Canada, say “Chao”!

After much patience from our Canadian fans, we are happy to announce that our first shipment of Chao Slices is ready to head North and should start to hit Canadian stores in October! If you would like to know when & where, please ask your local store or use our store locator as a guide for who to ask.

 

Chao in Canada

 

We cannot wait for you to try our line of coconut-based vegan cheeses, seasoned with fermented tofu called ‘Chao’ by the Vietnamese.  Each slice is rich & creamy with bold flavors and perfect texture. Try them in a hot or cold sandwich, melted on your favorite burger or many other favorite dishes…that is, if you don’t eat them all right out of the package first!

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Creamy Original Chao Slices are rich & creamy and compliment a variety of dishes. Tomato Cayenne Chao Slices are sharp & spicy, made with a hint of tomato and complimented by bell peppers and cayenne. Coconut Herb Chao Slices are sweet & savory, offer a satisfying coconut taste seasoned with oregano and cracked black pepper.

 

Plant Foods Council LogoThank you Canada, for being patient as we try and work through Canadian regulations this past year. We understand that you are waiting on many of our other products, and the answer is: we’re working on it! In the meantime, please enjoy Field Roast Sausages and Chao Slices. Also, we hope you support the Plant Foods Council by becoming a member as we continue to advocate for updated CFIA regulations for all vegan/vegetarian manufacturers.

 

 

See what everyone else is saying about Chao Slices:

Field Roast’s Chao Slices are a Game-Changer, ChooseVeg.com

The Best Vegan Cheese You’ll Ever Have, MiamiNewTimes.com

Vegan Cheese Blind Taste Test, So you’re dating a vegan

Vegan Cheese Is Better Than Ever…Try These 11 Brands, ChooseVeg.com

Kathy’s Big Vegan Cheese Guide, HappyHealthyLife.com