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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

 

Crop Drop turns eight!
20 Oct 2021
It's been eight years since we set out on a mission to bring sustainably grown, organic fruit and veggies to the people of Haringey, and what a journey it's been!  Firstly, a huge thank you to you, our Crop Droppers, from the 45 of you who have stuck with us since year 1 to those of...
veg pack
04 Oct 2021
The supply chain disruption and fuel shortages started to have an impact on us last week as our supplier, Better Food Shed, struggled to get our deliveries to us in time. While the majority of our farmers deliver to the Shed directly using smaller vans, a few farms use hauliers to get their produce...
Kohlrabi leaf and courgette pasta
06 Sep 2021
  This week is Zero Waste Week, an annual campaign aiming to encourage us to reduce the amount of waste we produce. According to WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), around 9.5 million tonnes of food and drink go to waste in the UK every year, 70% of which could be avoided. UK...
Notes from the Wolves Lane glasshouse
02 Aug 2021
By Beth Stewart, our Box Scheme Grower It's an exciting time of year for us at the Crop Drop Wolves Lane glasshouse. The fruits of our labour of the last 6 months are finally coming to fruition. In the last few weeks our tomatoes, cucumbers and french beans have all hit peak production. We'll be...
Crop Drop's reusable weekly veg bags
28 Jul 2021
  This month is Plastic Free July, highlighting the need to reduce plastic use in general and specifically single-use plastic. Here at Crop Drop we’re very conscious about our use of plastic and are doing everything we can to minimise it, while reusing and recycling the plastic items we do...
urban growing wolves lane basil harvest
01 Jul 2021
It's an exciting time to be working in the glasshouse at Wolves Lane. The flowers are popping, the first of the summer veg is forming and it's lovely to spot some natural predators and pollinators doing their thing. The food we grow for the veg scheme is organically produced. This means...
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,...

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