Common Ground Co-Operative

Lemon & Allspice Cookery

“Lemon & Allspice Cookery (L&A) is a Toronto based wholesale bakery and food catering service that specializes in business meetings, community gatherings and special events. L&A also sell their products at several retail outlets in Toronto.

Established in 1998, L&A is based in a commercial kitchen where adults with developmental disabilities work co-operatively together. The menu features handmade freshly baked cookies, squares and a wide selection of sandwiches and salads. They also offer fruit, vegetable and cheese trays as well as juice and water.”

The Coffee Sheds

“The Coffee Sheds are business partnerships of people with developmental disabilities who, with the help of Common Ground Co-operative, are using the skills and talents they have to create employment for themselves.

Each Coffee Shed sells confectionery items, delicious baked goods, freshly brewed coffee and sandwiches and salads which are prepared daily.Our coffee is organically grown fair trade coffee, without pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers using methods that support the worker and the environment. Workers growing the coffee are paid a fair price for their produce.”