We wear many nametags -

business owners, organic growers, homesteaders, but most importantly, we are a family.

We've aligned our business practices to fit our life and are proud to say we walk the talk - something our customers really love.

We are a family of five living on Cortes Island on the west coast of Canada. In addition to running Gathering Place Trading, we are also organic growers and homesteaders on 22 acres of land. We share this land with three other families in a small community and grow most of our food.

As our children have grown so has our business!

We’ve added spices, salt, dried fruit, and olives to our list of imports – over 70 tonnes per year in total.

Our three home-schooled kids have always been actively involved in the family business, helping us make decisions and travelling with us to get to know our farmers in other parts of the world. We love working together on our little piece of island, planting, harvesting, preserving, and eating the food we grow.