About Ground Up Cafe

locallly grown people, locally grown food

Ground Up was started by born-and-raised Gabriolan's Becky and Jen along with their partners Alex and Bram. Between us we have over 60 years of highly varied food service experience.

Our team works very hard to source as much as we can from Gabriola Island producers. This includes meat, eggs, veggies and locally roasted coffee. Using fresh, local ingredients is very important to us not just for the quality of ingredients but also for strengthening our local economy and building a strong island community.

We love the strong working relationship that we have built with local farms and producers and nothing makes us prouder than seeing happy people eating great local food.

Meet Your Farmers

Gabriola is abundant in beautiful farms that we are so lucky and pleased to support. Some of the farms we are currently sourcing from include:

Good Earth Farm

Sora Farm

Somerset Farm

Hidden Pond Permaculture Farm

Watercliff Permaculture Farm

Just Another Weed Patch

*in photo: Graham Bradley from Good Earth Farm/Gabriola Food Hub drops off produce to Chef Alex*

Meet Your Farmers