Why We’re Celebrating National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Here at The Honest Kitchen, we tend to get excited about ingredients that taste great.

We’re talking about both ourselves and to our pets—and we love ingredients that pack a nutritious punch even more. So, we are celebrating National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month in full force this June.

In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that we pay homage to fruits and veggies all year long—after all, we incorporate a true cornucopia of produce in our dog and cat foods, and for good reason.

We do our best to include a variety of fruits and vegetables to maximize the vitamins and nutrients in your pet’s diet to keep them happy and healthy. We prepare our food items deliberately to ensure these nutrients aren’t stripped away in the final product. After all, we want your pet to get as much as the good stuff as possible.

We also happen to think fruits and vegetables taste great, and we think your pet will agree with us. Here are just a few ways that we at The Honest Kitchen like to celebrate fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and Vegetables: Good for Us, Good for Pets

It’s not rocket science: we all know that it is beneficial to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in our own diets, and the fruits and veg we include in all of our products are 100% human grade. If they’re good enough for you and us, they’re good enough for our pets.

You’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to try to eat fruits and vegetables of every color of the rainbow to pump up the variety of vitamins and nutrients in your diet. If you peek at our ingredient lists, you’ll notice we like to include a range of fruits and veggies. For instance, our Whole Grain Beef Recipe includes potatoes, carrots, apples, parsley, cranberries, and spinach—now wouldn’t that make an incredible salad?


The Real Deal

We take pride in only including the best ingredients in our recipes. You won’t find any additives or preservatives, and we just say no to GMO ingredients—the fruits and vegetables in our products are the real deal.

We offer organic when we can, too. For example, our Grain Free Fruit & Veggie Base Mix includes organic coconut and organic kelp, along with a host of other fruits and vegetables (sweet potatoes, peas, cabbage, apples, bananas, spinach, pumpkin, celery… are you hungry yet?)

Right to the Source

Do you know where the carrot on your plate came from? We know exactly where every single fruit and vegetable in each and every one of our products came from—actually, it’s a pretty big deal to us.

All of The Honest Kitchen’s recipes are made right here in the USA, and we’re also picky about where we source our ingredients from. From harvesting to screening, from cleaning to delivery, we make sure that our fruits and vegetables (among other ingredients) maintain human-edible status right from the get-go.

We take our time to find the best suppliers for our recipes, and every year, each supplier signs our “Human Grade Guarantee” and “Statement of Quality and Integrity”.

We Keep It Real

We want our food to be palatable to your pet, which is why we do our darndest to maintain the gorgeous colors and appetizing aromas naturally found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Our processing methods are minimal and designed to keep as many nutrients as possible in our final product. We want your pets to maximize the benefits gained from our tasty ingredients.

Yep, we think fruits and vegetables deserve to be celebrated all month long—and beyond.

vegetable pour over

Our Superfood Pour Overs are a perfect way to celebrate the vegetables in National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.

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Our Pumpkin Pour Overs are a perfect way to celebrate the fruits in National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.

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