Community & Global Issues

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...
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...
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...
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,...
Eat fresh healthy food
04 May 2021
It's official: getting your fruit and veg from an organic veg box scheme is great value both financially and in terms of social and environmental impact.  Last week saw the release of a new report, showing that buying organic food from veg box schemes like Crop Drop generates an over £...
22 Mar 2021
March is Women’s History Month. This year we've had a stark reminder of the amount of work that needs to be done before women are able to feel safe, even when doing something as trivial as walking home. Crop Drop is a woman owned and led business and most of our staff and volunteers are women...
Fairtrade Fortnight
26 Feb 2021
We’re now in the first week of Fairtrade Fortnight,  an annual event inviting us to consider the people who grow the food we eat and support fair living and working conditions for all. When we think of “fair trade” we usually associate it with the developing world. This makes sense, because...
Veganuary
15 Jan 2021
  We’re halfway through Veganuary, the annual opportunity for anyone vegan-curious to try out a plant-based diet in a supported way. While not all Crop Drop staff, volunteers and customers are vegan, Crop Drop is a plant-based business, with an obvious appeal to anyone following a plant-...
A field on Sarah Green's Organics farm
04 Dec 2020
  Did you know that one of the earth’s most precious resources is often overlooked, even though it’s right under our noses (and feet!)?  December 5th is World Soil Day - the perfect opportunity to talk about the crucial role soil plays in everything from food production to clean...
17 Nov 2020
A promising trend in recent years is to move away from the traditional consumerism of Christmas and avoid fast fashion, plastic, and material objects in general. Instead, gifting guides recommend meaningful Christmas gifts - food, consumables, experiences, subscriptions, and other things that may...

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