A larger piece of the sales pie for the producer
REKO’s main principles are…
- No retail sales
- Keeping things as local as possible
- Ethical production, preferably organic
- Operations that are open and transparent, with the producer obliged to provide information on production
The network moderator has the right to set other criteria for selection of producers for the REKO network.
How do I join a REKO network?
You can find active REKO networks here.
Contact the moderator if you are interested in joining.
Products must not be advertised before the moderator has approved them. The moderator is entitled to remove a notice from any producer who has not been accepted to the group (even if orders for the products have been made).
Guidelines for REKO operators
The REKO guidelines include information on the food-related legislative requirements that must be taken into account in the sale of products via a REKO network. With REKO-network-specific descriptions (or guidelines prepared by the network moderator), you can read more detailed information on the network’s practices and procedures.
The REKO guidelines (information on the food-related legislative requirements)
REKO for a moderator
Are you interested in setting up a REKO network in your area? It’s easy to get started.
You can read more on page 4 of the brochure (in Finnish).
How can I set up a REKO group on Facebook?
Each of the Facebook group has a moderator, who establishes the group and accepts new producers and consumers to it.
It is good to have more than one moderator for each group (ideally, three people, who may be either producers or consumers).
A REKO network may be started by anyone. The name of the network should include the word ‘REKO’. Each group’s description includes information on the principles of operation for the group.
The network moderator has the right to determine other criteria to be used in selection of producers for the REKO network. Information and instructions for REKO producers have been compiled above, in ‘For Reko producers’.