This new concept coming to Durham lets you shop straight from the farmer, baker or grower

Durham’s first REKO circle is launching in May

Apr 09, 2020 by Jillian Follert, Clarington This Week

DURHAM — From spring through fall, you can find local farmer Michael Longarini selling his vegetables at the Clarington Farmers’ Market.

But soon, he and other producers will have a new way to get their goods into the hands of customers when Durham’s first REKO network launches in May.

The concept is still new to Canada — and perfectly timed, as the COVID-19 pandemic makes customers hesitant to venture into grocery stores.

The idea is simple. Producers advertise their goods in a Facebook group and customers pre-order what they want online. Read more…