Crop Drop News

Vegetable Cake
08 Feb 2021
If you're eating seasonally and supporting local farmers, you may notice that winter produce in the UK can depend quite heavily on root veg and brassicas. Every week we provide recommendations for recipes for our produce, but rarely include desserts. So, we've collated some delicious recipes for...
Buying for the box scheme: Brexit, COVID and the wet wet winter
18 Jan 2021
Sourcing produce for the veg bags has been a bit tricky so far this January. It's a combination of Brexit, covid and weather.  After a year of drought and deluge, many of the farms that supply us have had reduced yields as a result. The current wet weather is making it hard for farmers to get...
christmas message 2020
14 Dec 2020
Thanks to everyone for being part of the scheme for what has been the most extraordinary year for everyone. It's hard to write a Christmas message without mentioning the other C word. I'm sure everyone is so tired of it by now, and looking forward to a time where we can enjoy the simple...
Seasonal Recipes To Enjoy This Autumn
16 Oct 2020
Autumn is traditionally a time of plenty for our farmers and a real treat for foodies. As the weather cools we’re looking forward to warming soups, hearty stews and terribly indulgent desserts. Over the next couple of months our organic veg bags will be filled with flavoursome orchard fruits such...
tomatoes in glasshouse
09 Sep 2020
At Crop Drop, we’re proud to support a number of small scale organic farmers via our local veg box scheme. So we’re excited to mark the arrival of Organic September, the UK-based Soil Association campaign, by delving into the benefits of this nature-friendly, regenerative approach. It’s become...
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...
seedlings at Ripple Farm
27 May 2020
You may have noticed that there's a lot of European produce in the bags at the moment. Or that the potatoes are sprouting eyes rather quickly. Or maybe the bags feel a bit lighter at the moment. Well, my friends, that's eating seasonally in the spring! This is the trickiest time of year for...
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,...
ottolenghi seasonal greens
09 Apr 2020
We're very lucky to be able to supply our veg scheme customers with organic produce grown at our site in Wood Green. Since Corona Virus hit, we're finding in the food industry that many farmers who would have been wholesaling to restaurants are having to find alternnitive markets for their crops...

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