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moroccan blood orange salad recipe
12 Jan 2018
It's true that winter veg is very rooty - but that doesn't mean it's all hearty stews and soups. You can make light, refreshing and filling salads by pairing roast roots with winter fruits. The aromatic parsnip, the floral celeriac, the sturdy carrot can be lifted with the zing of orange or little...
food banquet crop drop
12 Jan 2018
Michael Pollan's famous advice for a good diet; Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. is so basic it can seem a bit patronizing but what if it could be that simple? At Crop Drop, almost all of us, staff and volunteers, were on some kind of diet last week – hormone cleanse, sugar-free,...
Crop Drop Christmas team organic veg box Haringey
22 Dec 2017
Thank you for another year of making sustainable food happen in Haringey. To all our customers, drop point hosts and loving supporters cheering us on from the sidelines, we're eternally grateful for your support. Whether local organic food is a way of life for you or you're just open and...
plastic bag pollution
22 Nov 2017
Plastics – the latest scandal of humanity (or one of them at least). If you're buying your groceries through a veg box scheme then typically you'll be using 80% less plastic than if you bought all your fresh produce plastic wrapped in a supermarket. We try to keep plastic poly bags to a mimumum but...
pink fir apples
18 Oct 2017
We get an ever changing variety of potatoes from our farmers and usually these are lesser-known potatoes that are not very widely grown on a commercial scale. This week Crop Droppers will be getting a speciality potato called pink fir apples. Pink fir apples are a heritage potato - they're...
seed swap
17 Oct 2017
Sunday 22nd October 1 - 4pm Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, Wolves Lane, N22 5JD We are so pleased to have Sustainable Haringey join us at Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre for their annual Seed Swap. It's a community get together so join us from 1pm to 4pm to meet your fellow growers,...
11 Oct 2017
Avocados don't appear in our veg bags very often because of their dubious ethical credentials. But we've managed to source some organic ones from Spain this week so they're making an appearance in the Standard veg bags tomorrow. So what's the problem? The global avocado craze that's developed...
storage of foods
29 Aug 2017
Food waste really upsets us here at crop drop and so we wanted to share some top tips on storage, cos lets face it sometimes we are super sociable and just don't have time to cook all of our produce.. Make your freezer your friend Ice cube trays are a great way to freeze small quantities of...
Laura from London grown tomato pruning
19 Aug 2017
At this time in August produce from our local farmers is prolific and it's my job to place the orders from them every week for our veg bag customers. This can be complicated when we work with six different farms all with huge gluts of the same things at the moment - sweetcorn, tomatoes, courgettes...
Hughes organic tomatoes
09 Aug 2017
This should be peak picnic season but it feels like summer's been thoroughly thwarted. We're not letting the lack of warmth and sunshine dampen our spirits (too much) but it does mean that some crops are two to three weeks behind, which is why it's taken so long for the tomato season to fully kick...

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