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News and information about direct trade, sustainable food for (and by) locavores

 

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...
crop drop veg packing team
01 Jul 2020
We're delighted to announce that we have been accepted as a fully fledged Better Food Trader. The BFT supports ethical businesses who are motivated to change the current food system. Born out of the Growing Communities Start-up programme, which supported us to create Crop Drop in the first place,...
covid meal project at Wolves Lane
01 Jun 2020
The COVID Meal Project at Wolves Lane Centre is going from strength to strength. We have a fantastic team of volunteers who are producing more and more meals each week - last week they sent out 150 boxes of food. And our Crop Drop community has been so generous. We've rasied £382 through...
seedlings at Ripple Farm
27 May 2020
You may have noticed that there's a lot of European produce in the bags at the moment. Or that the potatoes are sprouting eyes rather quickly. Or maybe the bags feel a bit lighter at the moment. Well, my friends, that's eating seasonally in the spring! This is the trickiest time of year for...
boxing up free meals
30 Apr 2020
Crop Drop is collaboring with the Wolves Lane Centre to start a COVID Meal Project and we're raising funds for it! We're cooking up nutritious meals and donating them to a local partners who are distributing the food to people that need it the most. As this pandemic and lock down persists,...
Seasonal Veg
16 Apr 2020
Our routines have been turned upside down in recent weeks and see many of us finding solace in food. Not everyone though. Incomprehensible to many, some see food as just a fuel and not something to get particularly excited about. Whatever your relationship is with food it can be difficult to...
ottolenghi seasonal greens
09 Apr 2020
We're very lucky to be able to supply our veg scheme customers with organic produce grown at our site in Wood Green. Since Corona Virus hit, we're finding in the food industry that many farmers who would have been wholesaling to restaurants are having to find alternnitive markets for their crops...
rhubarb harvest sarah greens organics
01 Apr 2020
Seasonal veg schemes give you the experience of eating in tune with nature - this can be a challenge at first but it can also really keep your cooking interesting and varied as the produce changes through the seasons. We've had veg scheme customers tell us how their veg subsciption has...

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