Community & Global Issues

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...
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,...
Sarah Green's Sheep
01 Mar 2020
We always strive to source as much from small farms as nearby as possible and we monitor this closely throughout the year.  Our financial year ran from August 2018 to July 2019, so at the end of each year we look at the data and see how we're doing on our principles of local sourcing and...
harvesting spinach at Ripple Farm
20 May 2019
A great article came out this week in the Sustainable Food Trust: Why we need small farms Small farms, once the beating heart of the British countryside, are disappearing. A third of UK farms under 50 hectares have been lost between 2005 and 2015. In stark contrast, the number of farms above 100...
salad bags
30 Apr 2019
Why we use them and what we're doing to reduce them Plastic remains a very tricky topic for us because we're caught between two very serious issues - food waste and plastic waste. When it comes to food, waste is more significant than packaging in terms of climate change (according to WRAP food...
crop drop staff and farmers
08 Jan 2019
It's that time of year for reflection and setting intentions for the year ahead. I find it's a great practice to review what was achieved, what didn't go to plan and get clear about things you want to do better in the coming year. And also don't forget to acknowledge what went right as well and...
discovery apples
28 Mar 2018
You may have noticed a lack of apples in the fruit bags over the last few weeks. This is because there's currently a global apple shortage. The UK apples usually see us through all the way until May but not this year. Due to the frost last April a lot of fruit was lost – the UK apple harvest was...
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...
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...
 
01 Feb 2017
We usually avoid commenting on politics but, like most of you, we here at Crop Drop have been watching with horror as the Trump presidency unfolds. I feel moved to speak up now because our food system is at stake more than ever before. Leaving the EU will make us even more dependent on trade with...

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