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.

Right From the Beginning, We've Made a Point of Knowing Our Farmers

Read about our sourcing partners and the stories behind our products here.

Our Sustainable Sea Salt is the Purest in the World!

Learn about what sets our sea salt apart and add some to your cart today!

Our Turmeric is Always the Current Year's Harvest and is Extremely Fresh

Turmeric lends its distinctive flavour to colour to curries, soups, tea, golden milk, rice and smoothies.

Our Organic Rosemary is Grown On Our Home Soil of Cortes Island, BC

Enjoy it in roasted vegetables, tomato sauce, stews, and foccacia.

About Gathering Place Trading

We are a family-owned business founded on beautiful Cortes Island, BC in 2003. From only one product, we’ve expanded to nearly one hundred, including a whole line of Canadian-grown herbs. Always certified organic, always non-GMO, always sustainably produced, always direct from our farmers to you.

We think you’ll connect with our values and we know you’ll love our offerings!

Explore Our Products

We only bring in foods that we want to feed our family.

And that you’ll want to feed yours.

Meet the Founders of Gathering Place Trading

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.

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.

Some Kind Words

Organic Cinnamon Powder

Excellent quality. I buy 500g at a time and it's just the best flavour from start to finish (we use cinnamon daily). The smell is divine! Excellent product, excellent customer service. Thanks for such a great product.

—Amie R.,

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Chai Rooibos

Truly delicious. I usually buy the larger quantity to share with my two adult daughters who love it as much as I do. Also bought various spices such as thyme, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom. They smell and taste fresher than any other commercial brands.

—Chantal B.

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Curry Blend

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.

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