The Seasoned Spoon is a non-profit, vegetarian, cooperative café located in Champlain College at Trent University. The café is committed to serving locally, and whenever possible, organically sourced food at affordable prices. Our food sourcing principles prioritize the cultivation of meaningful relationships with local producers to support a sustainable regional agricultural system. We are proud of our strong community linkages with local producers, businesses, and community organizations. The Spoon cooperative has over 500 members, consisting of Trent students, staff, and local community members.
As well as serving delicious seasonal food, a central part of our mandate as a not-for-profit community-based organization is to offer educational opportunities to the campus and broader Peterborough community. This is realized primarily through paid and volunteer work positions, reskilling workshops, panel discussions, community meals, and student research projects coordinated in partnership with the Trent Community Research Centre. We endeavour to act as a space on campus where members can increase their awareness of food issues and be inspired to action. In partnership with the Trent Vegetable Gardens, we aspire to demonstrate a sustainable field-to-table campus food system.