Welcome to Gathering Place Trading.

We're a family-run company that prides itself on doing things differently. In fact, we take standard business practices and stand them on their head.

In a world where companies are racing to be the fastest, we still ship by sea freight. In an industry where our competitors don’t know where their products come from, we know all our farmers by name. And in an era where everybody wants to pay less, we will gladly pay more if it supports a Canadian farmer.


Fair Trade Partners


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Dried Fruit

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Baking Supply

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Sea Salt & Pepper

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We only bring in foods that we want to feed our family. And that you’ll want to feed yours.

Try our organic, fairly-traded products

We don’t want to be like everyone else.

And we have a sneaking suspicion you might not want to either. Glad you found us.

About Us

Our company is founded on values that create a more sustainable world for all.

Read more about who you support when you buy from us.

Direct Sourcing & Fair Treatment
of Farmers & Employees


Direct Sourcing

Care & Sustainability



Giving Back
to the Community


Giving Back


Amazing teas (hello, rooibos chai!), spices, and salts - especially the one with kelp. Great company with awesome values and better products.

Darcy S.

Thanks so much for your lovely tea, friendly service & your contributions to our earth.


Dear Harvey’s – Thank you for sharing with us the treasures of distant lands & people. Our bodies are nourished by your love & spice.


Thank you Lovena and family. You have renewed my faith in humanity! Your kindness and trust of others is wonderful – and I hope I can also spread good in the world. Your products are so good and your support for global farmers is outstanding.


Thank you for providing such a high quality product and contributing to our family’s well being. You can expect a refill order.


Thank you very much. I appreciate your products and your company principles.


Thanks so much for your great service. Your rooibos tea is the best.

Rob & Christine

I LOVE this supplier-got hooked when we met them during a market on Quadra Island about 8 years ago. Best Rooibos tea anywhere!! Highly recommend products (I’ve tried all the teas) - customer service is excellent. Thanks and keep up great work!


The best Rooibos Chai I have ever tried. Thanks guys, keep up the great work!!

Michael M.

Love your Antarctic salt with kelp. Want to try other things too.

Becky D.

Best spices I've ever used. Love the teas. Salt grinders are awesome.

Deanna C.