Gathering Place cloves are hand harvested by our Farmers’ Cooperative in Southern India where they grow around the periphery of the multi-tiered food forests. Cloves are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree. The buds are picked by hand when they are pink and dried until they turn brown in colour. Gathering Place cloves are harvested in the current year and shipped direct to us. They are aromatic, with a warm, sweet flavour and can be added to any of your favourite baking recipes.