Ingredient Sourcing

All of the building blocks that go into making Steve’s Real Foods are sourced and purchased solely from companies that are as committed to quality as we are. Our farms have USDA status, they only sell human-grade quality meats, and they are owned and operated within the United States.

If you want an honest product, you need to start with an honest company.  Steve's Real Food believes in full disclosure, and we want to educate our customers, not just sell to them. Our target market is the customer who thoroughly researches before buying. The more thorough a pet-parent is, the more likely they are to purchase our product.

We buy our ingredients from the following list of companies.  They welcome any questions you may have.

RAW FROZEN AND FREEZE DRY DIETS

beef

BARTELS BEEF

Our all natural, grass-fed BEEF is raised in Eugene, OR. The Bartels family takes great pride in not only the quality of their products but in their sustainable practices and the humane handling of all their animals. They are inspected annually for food safety and animal welfare by third party experts and are obtaining Level II Food Safety and Food Quality certification.

chicken

DRAPER VALLEY FARMS CHICKEN

Draper Valley Farms has been raising their POULTRY with no added antibiotics, hormones, or preservatives since 1935. Every humanely raised chicken is vegetarian fed, the way nature intended it. As with most Northwest Companies, they emphasize the importance of running a sustainable plant and take extra effort to recycle and conserve water.

pork

FALLS BRAND PORK

Falls Brand is operated by a small farming community of Hutterite Farmers who hold all things common in Montana. Their humanely-raised pork hails from in Twin Falls, Idaho, by the Independent Meat Company, founded in 1904 and family owned for five generations.  They only work with humanely raised, sustainable, family-owned farms like Falls Brand, and encourage diversified and sustainable farms.

Duck

MAPLE LEAF FARMS DUCK

The Tucker family sets the direction for the company, based on its values of commitment to family, community involvement, and, of course, quality DUCK. All their sustainable programs are based on systems that are ethically grounded, scientifically verified and economically viable. They have consolidated their live production supply chain, reduced energy and water use, and improved their irrigation water.

produce

NORPAC PRODUCE

Owned by more than 240 Willamette Valley farmers, Norpac is recognized as one of the largest PRODUCE processors in Oregon. All their fruits and veggies are packaged in one of five state-of-the-art facilities within four hours of harvest. They focus sustainability efforts on the conservation of water and soil resources, the preservation and recycling of nutrients, and the enhancement of their local wildlife habitat.

Milk

HARLOW HILLS FARM - GOAT MILK

Kristina Harlow and her husband bought an old dairy farm when they decided to trade in their corporate life for a country lifestyle. Their 80-acre farm contains a vineyard as well as a commercial goat dairy.  Their primary focus is on sustainable farming and holistic animal care. The definition of a small family owned farm, the Harlows have embraced the beauty of living from the earth in a sustainable, conscientious way.

Turkey

PITMAN FAMILY FARMS - TURKEY

Family owned, our turkey farmers have been raising poultry since 1954.  They have been certified by the Non-GMO Project, and their turkeys are Free-range, vegetarian, hormone and antibiotic free.  Raised in California, you can purchase Mary's turkeys (named after the family matriarch)  in Whole Foods and select grocery stores around the country - particularly around the holidays.

Coconut-Oil

TROUW NUTRITION - SUPPLEMENTS

Steve’s Real Food seeks out the highest quality supplements, from our organic coconut oil that comes from Nutiva, to our kelp that is manually harvested and solar dried. All these ingredients are carefully sourced to ensure safety and nutritional quality, which keeps your pet’s level of health optimal.

ENHANCE PRODUCTS

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CBD Oil - We source our oils from both the Netherlands and locally in Colorado. The oil comes from fully traceable hemp from seed to shell and uses chemical free CO2 extraction. All hemp oil goes through 3rd party lab testing for potency, pesticides, and heavy metals.

Hemp-Protein

Hemp Protein comes from Hemp Oil Canada who hemp protein is produced by the mechanical milling of hemp defatted hemp seed leaving us with a powder that is 43% or 50% protein content powder. It is allergen-free, GMO-free and free from estrogen mimickers.

Cocnut-Flour

Coconut Flour - The organic coconut flour is from Green Bulk in California.

Cranberry

Cranberry – Our cranberries come from the Terra Beata farms in Nova Scotia Canada. The cranberries are not pressed or juiced prior to drying and there is no additives or preservatives such as fibers, sulfates or oils.

tumeric

Tumeric is sourced from India by Elements LLC. It is tested for contaminants such as heavy metals, led, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and pesticides.

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Yucca is sourced from Trouw Nutrition who gets it from the stem of the plant that has not been pressed or de-juiced. It provides saponin activity, as well as resveratrol, a natural antioxidant. It contains no preservative or carries.

Pineapple

Bromelain comes from Enzeco out of New York. This food grade proteolytic enzyme is derived mostly from the lower portion of a mature pineapple plant stems.

Spiralina

Spirulina – Also comes from Trouw nutrition who sources it from multiple vendors with the county of origin as the US, India, and Turkey. It is tested and clear of preservatives, pesticides or radiation.

chia

Chia is sourced from Bunker Foods who gets the product from Argentina. They are quality certified by SGS and Kosher by KLBD. The non-GMO seeds are not irradiated or pressure pasteurized.

Parsley

Parsley/Cilantro comes from Silva who sources the ingredients from the IsrelIsraelmany, Hungary, Holand or Poland. The parsley and cilantro are field fresh, washed, trimmed and dried. They are tested for pesticides and are GMO-free.

Dandelion

Dandelion comes from Trouw and has Germany as the country of origin. The ingredient comes entirely from the leaves of the plant and is not pressed or juiced.

milk-thistle

Milk Thistle is sourced from High Quality Organics who certifies that it is GMO-free. They partner with hundreds of family farms in over 40 countries. The milk thistle comes from either Croatia, Germany or Morocco.