WELCOME TO THE SEASONED SPOON CAFE
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 and supports 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 400 members, most of whom are staff and students of Trent University. Membership in the café is both a form of support for the cooperative and a structure to enable collective action that promotes small-scale production and helps to revitalize our regional agricultural system.
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.
The Seasoned Spoon is located in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough ON). We recognize that this is the traditional territory and ongoing treaty lands of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg including the First Nations of Alderville, Hiawatha, Scugog Island, and Curve Lake. As we work to grow a regional food system that is sustainable, inclusive, and just, we also endeavour to learn about the impacts of settler colonialism on these lands and work toward cooperation with Indigenous Peoples. We offer our gratitude to the First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about Mother Earth and All Our Relations. We strive to honour the principles of respect, reciprocity, relationality, responsibility, and restoration as we carry out our purpose as an organization.