REKO is a Finnish trade model, created by Thomas Snellman, meaning fair consumption. The model has had remarkable success in Europe and is rapidly expanding.
The aim of a REKO network is to create a direct relationship between customers and small scale producers. The ultimate goal is to have a market of fresh, healthy, local produce while also supporting small scale producers to create a viable enterprise and sustain their ethical sustainable production values.
In a REKO network, several local food producers advertise goods in a common Facebook group. Customers pre-order goods via the Facebook group. Ordered goods are delivered to customers at a set time in a fixed location. It is absolutely free for both customers and producers to participate in the REKO group.
REKO-Networks are an online (facebook-based) platform that allow direct sales from producers to customers.
It is a great opportunity to buy local goods easily, without the intervention of a middle-man. It is a way to support and encourage local self-sufficiency and strengthen the community around their food and their local producers.
Here, you have the opportunity to buy directly from the producers and ask what you want to know about what you’re buying.
The goal is to have a sale every week, but it might vary through the year depending on the seasons and holidays.
The facebook page only shows posts about the next sale, all previous posts are erased for more clarity.
Producers posts about what they have, and consumers comment with the quantity they want to order. The producer will confirm the order. The order is binding and all goods must be picked up at the agreed time.
– The page does not allow discussions or posts from customers, but only ads from producers. We have to be restrictive to keep the focus on sales.
– Customers must avoid asking questions in the comment section, but are welcome to contact the producer directly.
All organisation of a REKO Network is volunteer based. Those who initiate and manage a REKO Network do not receive any compensation. The better organised a network is, the better the revenue will be so it makes sense to ensure a strong administrative team
Interested in starting a Reko Network in your area? Anyone with a passion or interest in local food can admin/start a Reko Network.
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Are you a producer interested in selling through a REKO Network in your area? Please send a private message to the admin of the group you are interested to join to receive a producer application form.
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