SOURCING
The Seasoned Spoon’s fare is sourced, wherever possible, from food grown and processed in our bio-region. We strive to source from certified organic, 'transitionally organic' or ecological farms, and to pay those farmers fairly. 
 
One of our most important producers and partners is the Trent Vegetable Gardens.  The Trent Vegetable Gardens is a volunteer driven levy group at Trent University. They manage two ecological garden sites, a community garden and offer a variety of educational and experiential learning opportunities including workshops, student research projects and volunteer programming. 
 
The Trent Gardens are a space where students and community members can reconnect to the source of their food, get engaged in food system issues and gain hands-on experience in vegetable cultivation. Our partnership with the gardens completes a field to table campus food system at Trent University. This closed-loop food system is a working demonstration of a sustainable food system model and provides not just campus-grown foods to students and community members, but also opportunities for learning and growth all the way from seed to fork. 
 
The majority of food which is not available locally, such a rice or lentils for example, is ordered from the Ontario Natural Food Co-op and is certified organic. This is true down to our spices and oils. We truly follow our food sourcing principles and policy to the best of our ability and we believe the amount of locally and organically sourced food we offer is extremely unique in this industry. 

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