Voedselcollectief Utrecht

WHAT is VOKO UTRECHT?

WORKING TOGETHER

We cooperate with local farmers and buy their products at a fair and reasonable price for both the producer and the consumer.

TRANSPARENCY

We want it to be clear for everybody where the food comes from and how it was produced.

QUALITY

Our products are healthy and fresh, they are made as environmentally friendly as possible and with a minimum of waste in the process.

A food collective?

We are a group of about 70 people from Utrecht joined as a food collective (VOKO). VOKO Utrecht wants to bring fresh, (mostly) organic and locally grown food to the city at a reasonable price. We’d love for anyone who is interested to join us! We are a volunteer-run collective, which means that each member takes up responsibility. As member of VOKO you can contribute in many ways. Just a little effort can be enough to keep the good food coming. VOKO is divided into different working groups for you to choose from and become active in. Below is a brief outline of our method.

How it works!

Introduction
At the start of your membership you need to join an introduction which will give you a more detailed impression of us and get all your questions answered. For signing up to an introduction, please send an e-mail to info@vokoutrecht.nl.

Ordering procedure
Every two weeks members of VOKO can order food online, based upon availability. Our suppliers register the amount of products they have in stock. In our webshop you can choose which products you want by which amount. Payment method is iDEAL. You can submit an order from Sunday to Tuesday and come pick it up on Wednesday, from 6 p.m. at Café Averechts.

How we do it
VOKO Utrecht is a not-for-profit organization consisting of five working groups. Members can contribute to them in one way or another. There is a group for administration, distribution, IT, suppliers contact and promotional activities. The food transport is being done by car, according to a driver schedule. Members invest approximately 2 to 4 hours of their free time per month into a task for VOKO.

Thanks to our collective effort we can bypass distribution centres and retailers and still offer quality produce at affordable prices.

Benefits VOKO

A frequently asked question is that there are all sorts of organic food boxes on the market, so what is the difference ? Well it is always good to have options. So here is a quick overview of the benefits of VOKO:

  • – Feel-good food: nothing beats fresh, seasonal food from soil to plate
  • – Central pick-up point: Café Averechts, Lijsterstraat 49, Utrecht
  • – Like-minded people: share your guilty pleasures and help VOKO grow
  • – Fair price: attractive for farmers, affordable for consumers
  • – Sustainable supply: less transport and up to no packaging is required
  • – Choice: there is much to choose from and you decide what you need

Want to join hands?

Do you want to join VOKO or collaborate with us for your own project? Let us know! Send an e-mail to: info@vokoutrecht.nl.

Want to learn more about our suppliers? Check out their websites: