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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...
Team Crop Drop Farm
28 Feb 2017
On Monday we visited Sarah Green's farm in Essex, right near the coast in Tillingham. It was the perfect day for a visit – bright, breezy and unexpectedly warm for February. At this time of year farms generally don't look that impressive, they're not full of lush ripe plants like they are in the...
 
01 Feb 2017
We usually avoid commenting on politics but, like most of you, we here at Crop Drop have been watching with horror as the Trump presidency unfolds. I feel moved to speak up now because our food system is at stake more than ever before. Leaving the EU will make us even more dependent on trade with...
25 Jan 2017
While the courgette crisis last week may have seemed like a big fuss (at least to us locavores), it's just the tip of the iceberg of supply issues ahead. We're usually pretty upbeat about the challenges we face as a small social enterprise working against the dominant neoliberal food system. We...
wood green hopping
18 Jan 2017
Wood Green Hopping is a not-for-profit community hop growing project based in Haringey and it's open for new members. The project’s aim is to get people gardening and socialising by making a local beer. Members each grow one or two plants in their gardens or allotments of an English dwarf...
11 Jan 2017
Last week I went to The Oxford Real Farming Conference with quite a large London contingent comprising of Growing Communities and Sustain staff. The conference brought together about 750 delegates - farmers, academics, activists, lawyers, politicians and associated...
Audacious Veg organic urban agriculture
04 Jan 2017
The treasure at the end of this rainbow is Audacious Veg, an urban farm in Hainault, NE London 2016 was a tough year by many measures and a lot of us are beginning 2017 with a combination of relief and foreboding. But while there's a lot of cause for concern there's also a lot to feel...
28 Dec 2016
Last week Laura and I went to Forty Hall Farm to plan what crops they'll be growing for us for the year ahead. Forty Hall is a manor house estate just 7 miles away in Enfield which has a productive organic market garden and vinyard. Beth has been head grower at Forty Hall for five years now and...

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