Gathering Place Trading is a BC family business founded on Cortes Island in 2003. Owners and founders Lovena and Ryan Harvey have made it their mission to source the freshest organic spices and herbs from around the world. They carefully select the farmers and suppliers to partner with, favouring family farms and co-operatives who share their values: stewardship of the Earth, sustainable farming practices, fair trade and equal pay, and a commitment to high quality. Gathering Place values the relationships they have built with their partners and gives back 1% of total sales to grassroots projects in the communities where their products come from.