Community & Global Issues

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...
seedling food growing
08 Jul 2020
As an organic vegetable delivery scheme, our work is inextricably tied to the land. While we have alway been careful to work with small scale farmers who practice regenerative agriculture, there are still issues surrounding who owns the land and who’s excluded or exploited by it. If we look at the...
crop drop veg packing team
01 Jul 2020
We're delighted to announce that we have been accepted as a fully fledged Better Food Trader. The BFT supports ethical businesses who are motivated to change the current food system. Born out of the Growing Communities Start-up programme, which supported us to create Crop Drop in the first place,...
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...

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