By locally sourcing all of our farm fresh ingredients, we ensure the highest quality for all of our recipes. Merrick purchases produce and real meat from American farmers and ranchers throughout all four seasons of the year. With fewer distributors, handlers and warehouses, our ingredients are fresher because they are immediately used. This is the standard to which we hold ourselves. As a result, Merrick recipes don’t contain any ingredients from China. Because your pet deserves food that is locally sourced.