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News and information about Crop Drop, as well as direct food growing and trade, sustainability, and community issues in Haringey and beyond

 

Beth at Wolves Lane demonstrating sustainable gastronomy
18 Jun 2021
Today is Sustainable Gastronomy day, created by the UN to highlight the importance of sustainable food systems that take into account where the ingredients come from, how food is grown and how everything is transported from farm to plate. Sustainability means growing, transporting, and preparing...
organic salad seedlings wolves lane
01 Jun 2021
It's June, the sun is finally shining and we're anticipating the end of the hungry gap and the influx of new season UK crops. We're still having to import some produce from Europe as we await the local new season produce. This may take a little longer than usual due to the really dry April we...
organic crop rotation crimson clover
31 May 2021
“The wet weather has been great for our grass clover fertility building leys. This is a picture of crimson clover (In flower) mixed with vetch and rye grass. This part of the field was our courgette patch last year. The grass clover got sown in September and it’s now knee high!” This process,...
National Vegetarian Week
11 May 2021
It’s National Vegetarian Week when everyone is encouraged to go veggie for a week and nominate some friends to join the challenge. This year, the focus is on going veggie for the environment, as a vegetarian (or plant-based) diet generally has a lower environmental impact in terms of emissions,...
Eat fresh healthy food
04 May 2021
It's official: getting your fruit and veg from an organic veg box scheme is great value both financially and in terms of social and environmental impact.  Last week saw the release of a new report, showing that buying organic food from veg box schemes like Crop Drop generates an over £...
27 Apr 2021
After what seems like an unreasonably slow, long winter, we’re ready for warmer, sunnier weather and spending more time outdoors. Spring is the season of green leaves, flowers and shoots, and we’re so excited to see things begin to grow and take shape on our Wolves Lane site. While we wait for...
22 Mar 2021
March is Women’s History Month. This year we've had a stark reminder of the amount of work that needs to be done before women are able to feel safe, even when doing something as trivial as walking home. Crop Drop is a woman owned and led business and most of our staff and volunteers are women...
Grower Metske Bore Place
22 Mar 2021
Amongst our core principles is our commitment to small farmers, which is part of our ultimate goal of supporting the development of a healthy, fair and resilient food system. We source most of our produce through The Better Food Shed, an organic, not-for-profit, wholesale buying...
Hungry Gap, Brexit & Covid
03 Mar 2021
You may have noticed that there's some European produce in the bags at the moment. That's because we've reached the Hungry Gap and it's come early this year. Usually this is between late March to May. The Hungry Gap is the scarcest time of the year for British farmers as the winter crops are...
Fairtrade Fortnight
26 Feb 2021
We’re now in the first week of Fairtrade Fortnight,  an annual event inviting us to consider the people who grow the food we eat and support fair living and working conditions for all. When we think of “fair trade” we usually associate it with the developing world. This makes sense, because...

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