Gathering Place Trading Ltd is a family business founded on Cortes Island in 2003 and currently located in Campbell River on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. We source certified organic spices, Canadian grown herbs, vanilla, and sea salt directly from family or cooperative farms around the world. Our whole line of seasonings is incredibly fresh, tasty, fully traceable, always organic, non-GMO, and never contain anything artificial.
We travel to family farms and cooperatives around the world to ensure every ingredient we source meets the highest standards of organic and sustainable farming practices. Our sources also exemplify fair trade principles such as gender equity, fair pay, and no labor exploitation, and we establish long-term direct trading relationships with these exceptional partners. This is the pillar on which our business was founded. We give back 1% of sales to the communities where our food comes from and also donate to protect the oceans and their inhabitants on the pristine west coast of Canada.
In addition to running Gathering Place Trading (GPT), we are also organic growers and homesteaders on 22 acres of land. Our Rosemary and Bay Leaf are grown on our homestead.