Open Farm Grain Free

Country of originUnited States
Available fromPet Circle

“Ethics” is not on the mandate for many pet food manufacturers, but it is for Open Farm. They use 100% traceable ingredients sourced from family farms, using antibiotic and growth hormone free meats, and non-GMO fruits and veggies.

If we aren’t already on to a winner, it also packs a high protein percentage (30%) and a decent amount of fat (14%) which assures us a lower-carbohydrate diet than most.

They offer full disclosure on every ingredient in your specific bag. Simply go to their website and type in the bag number and voila, they’ll tell you exactly what’s in the bag and where it came from! Fantastic transparency!

Let’s delve in a little deeper to the Homestead Chicken & Turkey formula…

The first three ingredients are meat and fish (turkey, chicken, and whitefish meal). Being hormone-free is excellent, and there aren’t any rendered meats in the product – just natural stuff.

We have to account for the first seven ingredients being prominent, and these include a combination of potato, chickpeas, lentils, and peas. A mixture is good, and despite being veggies/legumes they are decent ingredients.

Throughout we find some excellent inclusions. They’ve added coconut oil and salmon oil which are far more beneficial than cheaper alternatives. Superfood alfalfa, flaxseed for skin, coat, and overall well-being. Cinnamon to help regulate blood sugar, and anti-carcinogenic turmeric. To top it off the food is artificially preserved with rosemary extract.

This stacks up against the best, so highly recommended.

Ingredients

Humanely Raised Turkey, Humanely Raised Chicken, Ocean Whitefish Meal, Russet Potatoes, Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas), Green Lentils, Field Peas, Coconut Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Ocean Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato, Apples, Pumpkin, Natural Flavour, Flaxseed, Sun Cured Alfalfa, Carrots, Chicory Root, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Zinc Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, selenium, Yeast, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Dicalcium Phosphate.

9.3 Total Score
Fantastic, ethical, with ingredient transparency!

PROS
  • High protein
  • Quality, ethical ingredients
  • Hormone free meats
  • Non-GMO
  • Ingredient tracing
User Rating: 3.11 (28 votes)