An inside look at the Midlands REKO Rings by Midlands Mosaic
Supermarkets are marvellous as providing anonymity.
The pre-cut stir fry pack bears little resemblance to an actual cabbage (let alone gives any hint of the bees that pollinated the flower), and it is very hard to imagine a lamb chop attached to a little sheep. If customers got to meet the people who produced their food and ask questions about animal welfare, growing methods and staff relationships, I believe most people would change their eating habits.
REKO is a Finnish term meaning ‘Fair Consumption’. REKO brings producers and consumers together, creating local networks, and supporting small scale local producers. Since November 2018, three REKO Rings have begun in the Midlands – all powered by volunteers. The first outside of Europe.
Small producers, who are doing farming right for the planet, the animals in their care and their community, often struggle to find markets for their produce.
They don’t have the…
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