JOIN
FAEBOOK GROUP

Join the Lahinch Reko Ring Facebook Group (the first EVER REKO group in Ireland) to see what produce is on offer. 

PLACe ORDER

Place orders by commenting on the facebook post what you would like to purchase

PICK UP

Meet at designated time and place to pay for and collect order

Lahinch: Wednesday 18:00 - 18:30

Ennis: Monday

18:30 - 19:00

What is reko?

Reko stands for 'Fair Consumption' and is a trade model originally created in Finland. Its popularity is growing and it's definitely something we couldn't miss out on!

In short, it is a Facebook-based pre-ordering system for local products.

 

Imagine being able to shop for fresh, local and ethical produce from the comfort of your own home without having to deal with the messy hustle and bustle of stores or markets, whilst supporting small-scale producers?

 

All of this is possible!  Simply join our Lahinch REKO Ring group or our ENNIS Reko Ring Group on Facebook and place your order by commenting on the producer’s post.

 

From here, you will be able to place and pick up orders weekly at our designated pick-up spot at a designated time.

JOIN
FAEBOOK GROUP

Join the Lahinch Reko Ring or Ennis Reko Facebook Group (the first EVER REKO group in Ireland) to see what produce is on offer. 

PLACe ORDER

Place orders by commenting on the facebook post what you would like to purchase

PICK UP

Meet at designated time and place to pay for and collect order

Lahinch: Wednesday 18:00 - 18:30

Ennis: Monday

18:30 - 19:00

What ArE the Benefits?

For consumers...

 

  • Not only is this convenient, but it makes different varieties of local, fresh produce more accessible and helps to take away from over-harvesting which can result in excessive waste and packaging.

  • This direct relationship with producers eliminates the middle men 

  • As a bonus, you will also get to meet the friendly faces behind the produce, and eliminate all middlemen that would otherwise be involved (and sadly benefit from the producer's hard work)

  • Not only will you nourish your body with fresh produce but you’re also supporting local families and farmers who are supporting the wellbeing of our planet

  • Learn about their transparent techniques as well as animal welfare.

  • Support locally produced food and community networks.

What ArE the Benefits?

For PRODUCERS...

  • Increases profitability of local producers by having direct and promised sales and by minimizing waste, packaging, delivery time and eliminating any middlemen (no commissions or hidden fees involved!).

  • Move away from trade rules; there is no need for papers/health and safety regulations of market.

  • Producers can set their own prices which demands transparency and healthy competition.

  • Save time! Traditional markets take up more time whereas REKO only takes about 1 hour each week to deliver and sell produce.

  • Opportunity to create a vibrant local food community and create lasting relationships with your community.

BECOME A

 

CONSUMER

  • Producers will post what they will be selling for the week such as eggs, milk and veg. Different producers will have different goods to offer.

  • Consumers can order the produce by commenting on the post, for example, “5 eggs and 4 bunches of carrots”, please specify quantity.

  • Once all of the produce for the week is claimed, the producer will edit their post to note if they are sold out for the week.

  • On Wednesdays, consumers will meet producers at the designated spot at the designated time to pay in cash and collect their goods.

  • The earlier you check the Facebook group, the better chance you have of ordering the specific items you want. You can place an order at any time during the week, up to midnight the night before the pick-up!

BECOME A PRODUCER

  • Post on our Lahinch REKO Ring or our Ennis REKO Facebook pages with the goods you are harvesting and selling for the week.

  • Please specify quantity and price and add 5-6 photos of them.
  • If all your goods have been claimed for the week, please edit your post to let consumers know that if you have sold out for that week.
  • Consumers can place orders up to an hour before the REKO meet up by commenting on your post.
  • Before your meetup, write down the orders from your comments and prepare the goods to bring to the designated meeting point
  • Your customers will come find you to collect their goods and pay you on the spot in cash!

 

THE GUIDELINES...

 

  • You must be transparent about the processes used to produce your product as well as animal welfare.

  • ONLY sell what you yourself have produced or what is produced as a direct by-product of your raw materials.  NO RE-SELLING

  • Please be reliable and only offer what will be readily available.

  • You must deliver your product in person, even if just for a small order. This will help to establish producer-consumer relationships.

  • Please reduce packing and use the least amount of plastic as possible.

 

 

REKO PICK UP

Monday

ENNIS

9 Lower Market St, Clonroad Beg

18:30 - 19:00 

Wednesday's

LAHINCH

Top Car Park (opposite school road)

18:00 - 18:30

For those who are interested in finding out more... Watch Thomas Snellman’s TED Talk on the REKO Model!

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