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


Shop Now


Shop Now

Dried Fruit

Shop Now

Sea Salt & Pepper

Shop Now


Shop Now


Shop Now


Shop Now

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.

I really appreciate the heart of your company, and your products are bar none the best fresh spices I've ever used.

Amie R.

Love your products. I met you at the sa!t spring Christmas show. So happy I have found you.

Terri R.

Just a quick note to let you know that your curry blend (the hot variety) is the *absolute *best curry we have every had! Alas, I only have 1 more pack so will have to make sure I get down to Lifestyles Market before we run out. I also purchased cumin and coriander, which I haven't tried yet, but I'm sure they are great.

Barbara I.

Everything arrived a day early and we couldn't be more excited! We had to rip open the chai spice right away just to take a smell. Heavenly!
Thanks for the hand written note and for providing such top grade, awesome, ethical products.

Alison B.

Yebo is my new morning daily tea! Love the flavour with a little vanilla syrup.


In the past I was not a big Rooibos fan. Not until I tried your’s – definitely a wonderful difference.
I now use your Rooibos in 7 of my blends – everyone that tries it loves it! And is definitely a favorite for all ages. I always recommend people buy your Rooibos as it is definitely one of the most flavourful of all the ones I have tried!

Darsana Tea

Love the flavour of this tea [Honeybush] as it reminds me of orange pekoe without having the black tea.


Powerful, seductive and lingering vanilla smell everywhere in my home since I made the ‘Kamut shortbread with Hazelnuts’ two days ago. Used half of the quantity mentioned in the recipe! Next week, looking forward to using your onion and garlic powders for the sourdough rosemary crackers.

Suat T.The best vanilla I have used!

I've been enjoying your spices and herbs for a few years now. There hasn't been a product I've tried that I wasn't impressed by. The taste and quality of ingredients really stands out. It must be in part from where and who you source the ingredients. Perhaps there's a little more love put into growing and acquiring them and that makes the difference, because I've been using organic spices and herbs for many years and there's something special about Gathering Place products I haven't really found in other companies.