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Buying for the box scheme: Brexit, COVID and the wet wet winter
18 Jan 2021
Sourcing produce for the veg bags has been a bit tricky so far this January. It's a combination of Brexit, covid and weather.  After a year of drought and deluge, many of the farms that supply us have had reduced yields as a result. The current wet weather is making it hard for farmers to get...
Veganuary
15 Jan 2021
  We’re halfway through Veganuary, the annual opportunity for anyone vegan-curious to try out a plant-based diet in a supported way. While not all Crop Drop staff, volunteers and customers are vegan, Crop Drop is a plant-based business, with an obvious appeal to anyone following a plant-...
Preparing Brussels sprouts
22 Dec 2020
With the last-minute announcement of tier 4 restrictions in London, Christmas is going to look very different this year for many of us. But while we might not be able to have the Christmas we wanted, one thing we can still enjoy is the simple joy of preparing and eating some delicious festive food...
christmas message 2020
14 Dec 2020
Thanks to everyone for being part of the scheme for what has been the most extraordinary year for everyone. It's hard to write a Christmas message without mentioning the other C word. I'm sure everyone is so tired of it by now, and looking forward to a time where we can enjoy the simple...
A field on Sarah Green's Organics farm
04 Dec 2020
  Did you know that one of the earth’s most precious resources is often overlooked, even though it’s right under our noses (and feet!)?  December 5th is World Soil Day - the perfect opportunity to talk about the crucial role soil plays in everything from food production to clean...
17 Nov 2020
A promising trend in recent years is to move away from the traditional consumerism of Christmas and avoid fast fashion, plastic, and material objects in general. Instead, gifting guides recommend meaningful Christmas gifts - food, consumables, experiences, subscriptions, and other things that may...
Seasonal Recipes To Enjoy This Autumn
16 Oct 2020
Autumn is traditionally a time of plenty for our farmers and a real treat for foodies. As the weather cools we’re looking forward to warming soups, hearty stews and terribly indulgent desserts. Over the next couple of months our organic veg bags will be filled with flavoursome orchard fruits such...
tomatoes in glasshouse
09 Sep 2020
At Crop Drop, we’re proud to support a number of small scale organic farmers via our local veg box scheme. So we’re excited to mark the arrival of Organic September, the UK-based Soil Association campaign, by delving into the benefits of this nature-friendly, regenerative approach. It’s become...
fresh produce kitchen
17 Aug 2020
Food waste has reached mammoth proportions in the UK, where households chuck around 6.6m tonnes of food, of which more than half is perfectly edible. At Crop Drop, we’ve partnered with the Felix Project to help tackle food waste at industry level. The Covid Meal project has been transforming...
seedling food growing
08 Jul 2020
As an organic vegetable delivery scheme, our work is inextricably tied to the land. While we have alway been careful to work with small scale farmers who practice regenerative agriculture, there are still issues surrounding who owns the land and who’s excluded or exploited by it. If we look at the...

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