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Barkwheats Dog Biscuits

Barkwheats Dog Biscuits Barkwheats Dog Biscuits
P.O. Box 194
Stockton Springs ME 04981
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Contact Person: Chris Roberts
Phone: (207) 449-1214

We founded Barkwheats in late 2007 with the inspiration of our two black lab mixes, Baxter & Sabine, their grain-free nutritional needs and the desire to support small-scale, organic agriculture in our home state of Maine. We wanted a wholesome dog biscuit that actually helped treat some common problems that dog parents deal with, like bad breath, gas, and anxiety. We created a grain-free biscuit because that’s the way dogs are meant to eat, choosing buckwheat since it is easily grown in Maine. Our buckwheat flour is milled by us on a buckwheat-only mill and we produce the biscuits in a dedicated gluten-free bakery, which means that you can feel confident that there will be no cross-contamination with any grains in Barkwheats. We chose other ingredients that are easily produced in Maine and have great nutritional value, such as parsley, sea vegetables, pumpkin, blueberries, sage, chamomile, lavender & honey. Learn about the health benefits of each ingredient by clicking here or watch our video to learn why buckwheat is not a wheat. In order to support small-scale agriculture in Maine, we purchase ingredients directly from family farmers. We put a lot of stock in knowing where each ingredient comes from and who is responsible for producing it. We were first inspired to create a ginger biscuit since it helped to alleviate car anxiety in our dog, Sabine, but since ginger cannot be grown in Maine, we began working with a small group of farmers in Belize to grow it for Barkwheats. We visited Belize in April 2009, so that we could also shake hands with our ginger farmers like we can with our local Maine farmers! Our "Ginger & Parsley" biscuit is now officially the first pet product on the market to carry the Fair Trade Certified™ label, meaning the dollars you spend on this biscuit help provide a living wage to the farmers in Belize! Learn about many of the farmers harvesting our ingredients by clicking here. Our biscuits are one step away from the soil in which the ingredients were grown, giving you the peace of mind in knowing your dog's safety is thought of every step of the way. Healthy ingredients direct from the farm. We really appreciate your business and thank you for visiting!

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Date added: 5.3.2011  
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