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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

 

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...
Beetroot and pomegranate
09 Feb 2021
  Seeing as a fancy Valentine’s Day restaurant dinner is out of the question this year, we get to choose between ordering a takeaway or cooking up our own feast. In this post, we’ve collected some fun vegetarian and vegan Valentine’s Day recipe ideas you can make with things that are...
Vegetable Cake
08 Feb 2021
If you're eating seasonally and supporting local farmers, you may notice that winter produce in the UK can depend quite heavily on root veg and brassicas. Every week we provide recommendations for recipes for our produce, but rarely include desserts. So, we've collated some delicious recipes for...
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...

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