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plastic bag pollution
22 Nov 2017
Plastics – the latest scandal of humanity (or one of them at least). If you're buying your groceries through a veg box scheme then typically you'll be using 80% less plastic than if you bought all your fresh produce plastic wrapped in a supermarket. We try to keep plastic poly bags to a mimumum but...
pink fir apples
18 Oct 2017
We get an ever changing variety of potatoes from our farmers and usually these are lesser-known potatoes that are not very widely grown on a commercial scale. This week Crop Droppers will be getting a speciality potato called pink fir apples. Pink fir apples are a heritage potato - they're...
seed swap
17 Oct 2017
Sunday 22nd October 1 - 4pm Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, Wolves Lane, N22 5JD We are so pleased to have Sustainable Haringey join us at Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre for their annual Seed Swap. It's a community get together so join us from 1pm to 4pm to meet your fellow growers,...
11 Oct 2017
Avocados don't appear in our veg bags very often because of their dubious ethical credentials. But we've managed to source some organic ones from Spain this week so they're making an appearance in the Standard veg bags tomorrow. So what's the problem? The global avocado craze that's developed...
storage of foods
29 Aug 2017
Food waste really upsets us here at crop drop and so we wanted to share some top tips on storage, cos lets face it sometimes we are super sociable and just don't have time to cook all of our produce.. Make your freezer your friend Ice cube trays are a great way to freeze small quantities of...
Laura from London grown tomato pruning
19 Aug 2017
At this time in August produce from our local farmers is prolific and it's my job to place the orders from them every week for our veg bag customers. This can be complicated when we work with six different farms all with huge gluts of the same things at the moment - sweetcorn, tomatoes, courgettes...
Hughes organic tomatoes
09 Aug 2017
This should be peak picnic season but it feels like summer's been thoroughly thwarted. We're not letting the lack of warmth and sunshine dampen our spirits (too much) but it does mean that some crops are two to three weeks behind, which is why it's taken so long for the tomato season to fully kick...
London Grown glasshouse Wolves Lane
02 Aug 2017
We love this time of year for the amazing volume of vegetables coming from our London growers. This year Forty Hall Farm has put more land into production providing you with even more of their excellent quality Enfield crops. And our new partnership with London Grown at our new site, Wolves Lane is...
04 Apr 2017
We're pleased to announce that Crop Drop has joined a consortium of community food enterprises and educators to take over the running of Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, a 2-acre former plant nursery in Wood Green. This is an exciting new opportunity for us to expand our local food offer to the...
Sarah Green's Organics potato planting
29 Mar 2017
Today we're trying to not think about Brexit and instead focus on what is certain in this crazy place we call home - spring vegetables! Spring is finally here and doesn't it feel great? I hope you're loving the sudden glut of purple sprouting broccoli - I've been trying to get hold of it for the...

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