Price Changes And Emergency Food Fund Appeal
After much deliberation, we have made the tough decision to put our prices up this year. This will allow us to maintain the quality and quantity of the produce you’re receiving, support more farmers locally and ensure the long-term resilience of our local veg scheme.
Crop Drop hasn’t had a price change since 2017, but in that time our running costs have soared. We’ve absorbed these costs for as long as possible but we’re now at a point where a price rise is unavoidable. We want to ensure we can continue to source the best local organic produce for you and fill the bags with a decent amount. That’s becoming harder and harder, as the price of produce has increased, in some instances, up to 43% in the last 5 years. As a small independent business with no investors, the only way to continue to source the best quality for you while paying our farmers fairly and increasing our London-grown produce offering is to put our prices up a bit.
How much are the prices going up?
From 1st April we will be raising the prices by roughly 10%. Depending on what size bag you get, this will mean an additional 75p to £1.50 per bag.
Small Veg £8.40 to £9.20
Small Veg No Pots £9.45 to £10.20
Standard Veg £13.30 to £14.50
Standard No Pots £14.70 to £15.50
Large Veg £15.50 to £17.00
Large Veg No Pots £17.00 to £18.50
Small Fruit £5.50 to £6.00
We know if this is a challenging time for many so, in tandem with the price rise, we’re introducing three measures we hope will make it easier for those in need in our community.
A 20% low-income discount
An Emergency Food Fund Appeal
A new partnership with Tempo Time credits
Introducing a low-income discount
Who can claim the low-income discount?
We want organic, ethically-grown produce to be available to everyone. But we also recognise that everyone's financial situation is different. If you feel that you can’t manage our new prices, our 20% discount is there to make things a little easier.
How to claim the low-income discount
If you’re an existing customer, all you have to do is email us to request this and we’ll add the discount to your account.
If you haven’t joined yet, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a discount code that you can use to set up your subscription.
We won't ask you to privde any proof of income or benefits. We trust that if you say you need it, you do!
Emergency Food Fund Appeal
Our community is made up of generous souls who are committed to improving food access in our borough. Since April 2020 Crop Droppers have raised more than £14,000 for the Wolves Lane meal project. Through these donations, we were able to feed thousands of vulnerable people throughout the pandemic and also employ the lovely Ella, who grew organic veg specifically for the meal project. But we know there are many families who are still falling through the cracks. So the Emergency Food Fund will stay open to donations.
What is the Emergency Food Fund?
The Emergency Food Fund is a £2 donation Crop Droppers can add on to their veg bag subscription. If you’re in a position where you can afford a little more, then we’d really appreciate it if you could chip in to the Emergency Food Fund. It will enable us to support local food poverty initiatives and a percentage will be used to help out your fellow Crop Droppers to claim the low-income discount. We will make sure the money is well spent!
How do I contribute to the fund?
If you’re not already donating to the Emergency Food Fund you can do so by emailing email@example.com and we can add the donation to your order. You can donate £2 on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Or more if you like!
Tempo time credits
You can now exchange your time credits for a veg bag. Volunteers across Haringey who are earning time credits through giving their time to local causes, can now spend their time credits with us and receive free fruit and veg bags. Find out more info about this here.
We can’t thank you enough for being part of the Crop Drop community and continuing to support a food system that puts farmers, people and planet first. If you have any questions or concerns about this price rise please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org