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Steve's Real Food Ingredients & Sourcing

All of the building blocks that go into making Steve’s Real Food are sourced and purchased solely from companies as committed to quality as we are. Our farms have USDA status, they only sell human-grade quality meats, and are owned and operated within the United States. If you want an honest product, 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 source our ingredients from the following list of companies.  They welcome any questions you may have.

AGRI Beef | Idaho,  United States

AGRI Beefs’ all-natural, grass-fed BEEF is raised in the northwest. They take great pride in the quality of their products, sustainable practices, and humane handling of all their animals. Third-party experts inspect them annually for food safety and animal welfare. 

Beef

Well-rounded, highly-palatable protein loaded with B vitamins (B12, niacin), iron, zinc, phosphorus, and selenium.

Beef Heart

Rich in iron and zinc to help support heart health, immune system function & thyroid function. 

Beef Kidney

Beef kidney aids in maintaining healthy urinary function, immune function, and energy metabolism.

Beef Liver

Beef liver nutrient powerhouse offering 10x – 100x more essential vitamins and minerals than muscle meat.

Ground Beef Bone (rib)

A natural source of calcium and phosphorus, ground beef bone supports bone health and dental care, promoting strong teeth and jaws.

Draper Valley Farms Chickens | Washington, United States

Draper Valley Farms has been raising their poultry with no added antibiotics, no hormones, and no preservatives since 1935. Every humanely-raised chicken is vegetarian-fed, the way nature intended. They emphasize the importance of running a sustainable business and take extra effort to recycle and conserve water. 

Ground Chicken

Lean source of high-quality protein that supports muscle development and overall growth.

Chicken Gizzard

Chicken Gizzards are nutrient-rich source, offering high-quality protein, supporting digestive health with natural fiber, serves as a natural teeth cleaner, contributing to joint health due to connective tissues, and enhancing palatability as a flavorful addition.

Chicken Liver

Rich in iron, vitamin A, and B vitamins, chicken liver supports overall health and vitality in dogs and cats, promoting optimal organ function and immune health.

Chicken Neck

Chicken neck is rich in iron, vitamin A, and B vitamins, chicken liver supports overall health and vitality in dogs and cats, promoting optimal organ function and immune health.

Ground Chicken Bone

Rich in calcium and phosphorus, ground chicken bone supports bone health and dental care, promoting strong teeth and jaws.

 

Pittman Family Farms | California, United States

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, and 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. 

Ground Duck

Offering a flavorful protein source, ground duck adds variety to a pet’s diet and provides essential nutrients for overall well-being.

Turkey

A lean protein source, turkey supports muscle development and provides essential amino acids, contributing to a well-balanced diet for pets.

Turkey Heart

A nutrient-dense organ meat, turkey heart provides essential vitamins and minerals, supporting organ function and overall health in pets.

Turkey Liver

Rich in iron and B vitamins, turkey liver supports organ function, immune health, and adds a flavorful component to a pet’s diet.

Turkey Neck

Natural sources of calcium and phosphorus, turkey necks contribute to bone health and dental care, ensuring strong teeth and jaws.

Amaroo Hills | United States

Our emu comes from Amaroo Hills family farms in TN and NC. Amaroo Hills is an American Emu Association Certified Business Member and the facility is inspected by the USDA (like all Steve’s sources) to ensure the highest quality.

Emu Bone

Emu bone offers lean protein and essential nutrients, emu bone contributes to a balanced diet, supporting muscle development and overall health in pets.

Emu Liver

Packed with essential nutrients, emu liver supports organ function, and immune health; plus, provides a flavorful addition to a pet’s diet.

Ground Emu

A lean protein with essential nutrients, ground emu supports muscle development and overall health in dogs and cats.

Carlton Farms | Oregon, United States

Carlton Farms is a family-owned business since 1956 producing all-natural pork and beef products. Their commitment to quality means animals are raised without hormones or growth accelerants, ensuring a pure and ethical approach to farming. With USDA food inspectors and veterinary staff at their facility daily, you can rest assured we receive safe, wholesome, and high-quality meat.

Ground Pork

A flavorful protein source, ground pork provides essential nutrients for overall health, supporting the taste preferences of pets.

Ground Pork Bone

Rich in calcium and phosphorus, ground pork bone supports bone health and dental care, promoting strong teeth and jaws.

Pork Heart

A nutrient-dense organ meat, pork heart provides essential vitamins and minerals, supporting organ function and overall health in pets.

Pork Liver

Rich in iron and B vitamins, pork liver supports organ function, immune health, and adds a flavorful component to a pet’s diet.

Pacific Seafood | Oregon, United States

All vessels that harvest for Pacific Seafood using trawl methods are required to have turtle excluder devices to allow turtles to escape if they get caught in the nets. They are MSC Certified for wild-caught fish, ASC Certified for farmed fish, and level 3-4 Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). The fish are flash frozen at -40C to ensure parasites are eliminated and to lock in freshness.

Pacific Cod

Cod can provide a high-quality source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential nutrients that contribute to overall health and a shiny coat.

Pollock

A lean fish protein, pollock provides essential nutrients for overall health, supporting muscle development in dogs and cats.

Rockfish

A lean fish protein, rockfish provides essential nutrients for overall health, supporting muscle development in dogs and cats.

Salmon

A rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, salmon supports cardiovascular health and provides essential nutrients for overall well-being.

Salmon Oil

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon oil supports skin and coat health, aids in inflammation reduction, and contributes to overall well-being in pets.

Flying Bee Ranch | Oregon, USA

Local, Raw Honey hails from Flying Bee Ranch. They produce Oregon’s finest raw honey thanks to the hard work of over 500 colonies of bees. They are committed to high-quality honey and sustainable beekeeping practices.

Raw Honey

Beneficial as it is a nutrient-dense organ meat, rich in essential vitamins such as B12, iron, and zinc, which contribute to overall vitality, energy production, and a healthy immune system. Additionally, the natural taurine content in lamb heart supports cardiovascular health, making it a valuable addition to a well-balanced diet for pets.

Zaca Pet | New Zealand Waters
Greenshell Mussel Powder (also termed Green Lipped Mussel) are harvested in New Zealand’s pristine Marlborough Sound, and is produced by using food-grade, cleaned mussel meat without shell. The meat is then CO2 Extracted, resulting in a low-moisture fine powder we use for mixing in pet food. The freeze-dried, extracted Green-Lipped Mussel Powder is imported under a veterinary health certificate for Pet Feed.

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel

A natural source of omega-3 fatty acids and glucosamine, green-lipped mussel supports joint health and reduces inflammation in pets.

Sourced from Harlow Hills | Oregon, USA

HARLOW HILLS FARM 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.

Raw Goat Milk

 A natural source of calcium and probiotics, raw goat milk supports bone health, digestion, and overall gut health in dogs and cats.

Trouw Nutrition | United States

Trouw Nutrition USA is a pioneering force with a 90-year history in animal nutrition innovation. Their commitment to excellence is reflected in the highest-quality solutions backed by stellar quality assurance, and Plant & Lab Certifications, including HACCP, RUPP, FAMI-QS, APHIS, SQF, (ISO)/IEC 17025:2017, and Organic Handler that attest to their unwavering dedication to safety, sustainability, and precision in premix analysis. 

Flaxseed

A rich sourc of omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed supports cardiovascular health and contributes to a healthy, shiny coat in dogs and cats.

Inulin

Inulin is derived from chicory root. A prebiotic fiber that supports digestive health by promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria to aid in overall digestion in pets.

Taurine

An essential amino acid, taurine supports cardiovascular health and overall well-being, especially in cats. It’s a powder derived from seaweed.

High Quality Organics, United States

With a legacy spanning over 20 years, High Quality Organics has solidified its position as a leader in the organic herb industry. Their unique strength lies in overseeing every aspect of the supply chain, from sourcing organic seeds to distribution, ensuring an unmatched level of quality and consistency. Committed to sustainability, they employ eco-friendly practices across all operations. Beyond providing premium organic herbs, they actively engage in philanthropy, contributing to several charities. 

Fenugreek

Known for its digestive benefits, fenugreek can help soothe the stomach, reduce inflammation, and enhance the overall flavor profile of pet food.

Sesame Seeds

Offering essential minerals and healthy fats, sesame seeds contribute to the overall nutritional profile of pet food, promoting overall health.

Superior Farms | California, United States

Superior Farms is founded on a -good for animals-good for the earth-good for you- principles to raising lamb. The lamb graze on wild grass and are treated humanely on a small family farm in California. They share our passion for sustainability and maintain state-of-the-art facilities run on solar and wind power. 

Ground Lamb

Providing a rich protein source, ground lamb supports muscle development and adds variety to a pet’s diet for well-rounded nutrition. Highly-digestible, novel protein great for picky/sensitive pets.

Lamb Heart

Beneficial as it is a nutrient-dense organ meat, rich in essential vitamins such as B12, iron, and zinc, which contribute to overall vitality, energy production, and a healthy immune system. Additionally, the natural taurine content in lamb heart supports cardiovascular health, making it a valuable addition to a well-balanced diet for pets.

Bunker Foods | Argentina

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

Chia Seed

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

Nutiva | Southeast Asia

Our organic coconut oil comes from Nutiva. All these ingredients are carefully sourced to ensure safety and nutritional quality, keeping your pet’s health optimal.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is packed with healthy fats, coconut oil promotes a shiny coat, aids digestion, and may have anti-inflammatory properties, providing overall wellness for pets.

TASCO | North Atlantic Waters

 

Tasco uses a distinguished strain of brown kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) known for the density of its nutrients. Our kelp is hand-harvested from the North Atlantic to help with the sustainability of kelp communities, and to protects the quality and purity of the product.

Kelp

Provides essential minerals, including iodine, to support thyroid function and overall health.

BiovaPlex | United States

The eggshell membrane comes in liquid form from BiovaPlex It’s NASC-certified, which indicates manufacturer commitment to meeting specific quality standards in the production of animal health supplements and pet products. The certification process involves a thorough review of the company’s quality control processes, adherence to labeling standards, and compliance with specific criteria for safety and transparency.

Eggshell Membrane

The eggshell membrane is a natural source of calcium, the eggshell membrane supports bone health and muscle function, providing essential nutrients for overall well-being.

Natural Food NW | Washington, United States

Natural Food NW has been proudly providing naturally wholesome eggs for over 60 years. Thier commitment to environmental sustainability, humane animal care, and community stewardship guides every decision they make.

Eggs

Eggs contain high-quality protein for muscle development, a rich array of essential nutrients, support for healthy skin and coat, improved digestion for sensitive stomachs, enhanced eye health with lutein and zeaxanthin, supports joint health due to glucosamine, and reinforcement of the immune system with selenium and vitamin A.

Maple Leaf Farms | Indiana, United States

The Tucker family at Maple Leaf Farms sets the direction for the company, based on their values of commitment to family, community involvement, and of course, quality duck. All of 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 system. 

Ground Duck

Offering a flavorful protein source, ground duck adds variety to a pet’s diet and provides essential nutrients for overall well-being.

 

Gussy’s Gut | United States

Gussy’s Gut selects ingredients from grass-fed, organic, biodynamic, and regenerative farmers, with organic being the non-negotiable baseline. They never allow pesticides or herbicides, including the salt used in the fermentation process. This salt is extracted from an ancient seabed in Utah, USA, untouched by modern pollutants, ensuring its purity and imbuing it with an array of trace minerals for unparalleled nutritional benefits.

Cauliflower

Providing essential vitamins and fiber, organic cauliflower contributes to overall health and digestion in dogs and cats.

Chamomile

Known for its calming properties, organic chamomile can help soothe anxiety and digestive discomfort, promoting relaxation in dogs and cats.

Collard Greens

A nutrient-dense green, organic collard greens contribute to overall health, providing vitamins and minerals essential for dogs and cats.

Fennel

Known for its digestive benefits, organic fennel can help soothe the stomach, reduce inflammation, and enhance the overall flavor profile of pet food.

Ginger

With anti-inflammatory properties, organic ginger can aid digestion and soothe gastrointestinal discomfort, promoting overall wellness in pets.

Green Apple

Offering natural sweetness and vitamins, organic green apple provides a tasty and nutritious addition to a pet’s diet, supporting overall health.

Peppermint

Known for its digestive benefits, organic peppermint can help soothe the stomach, reduce inflammation, and enhance the overall flavor profile of pet food.

Slippery Elm Bark

Known for its soothing properties, slippery elm bark can help alleviate digestive issues and inflammation, providing relief for gastrointestinal discomfort in dogs and cats.

Charlie’s Produce | Oregon, United States

Charlie’s Produce is a distinguished name in the world of fresh and quality produce proudly grown in the bountiful landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. As a dedicated grower and distributor, Charlie’s Produce is committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence. Their mission is a steadfast focus on supporting local growers, championing the vibrancy of regional agriculture, and fostering sustainability in every facet of operations. Charlie’s Produce stands as a beacon of quality and a testament to the rich agricultural tapestry of the Pacific Northwest.

 Apples


Apples provide dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that help contribute to digestive health and overall nutrition.

Broccoli

Broccoli provides sources of dietary fiber and essential vitamins, aiding in digestion and promoting healthy coats.

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe offers hydration, fiber, and essential vitamins.

Carrots

Carrots provides fiber and is rich in essential nutrients such as beta-carotene, which can be converted into vitamin A to support vision and immune health.

Celery

Celery is a low-calorie vegetable rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, contributing to digestive health.

Kale

Packed with vitamins and fiber, kale contributes to overall health and digestion, providing essential nutrients for dogs and cats.

Romaine Lettuce

A leafy green with vitamins and fiber, romaine lettuce contributes to overall health and digestion in dogs and cats.

Spinach

Packed with vitamins and fiber, spinach contributes to overall health and digestion, providing essential nutrients for dogs and cats.

Watermelon

A hydrating and refreshing fruit, watermelon offers a sweet treat for pets and contains vitamins A and C, promoting hydration and contributing to overall well-being in dogs and cats.