Crop Drop News

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 £...
27 Apr 2021
After what seems like an unreasonably slow, long winter, we’re ready for warmer, sunnier weather and spending more time outdoors. Spring is the season of green leaves, flowers and shoots, and we’re so excited to see things begin to grow and take shape on our Wolves Lane site. While we wait for...
Grower Metske Bore Place
22 Mar 2021
Amongst our core principles is our commitment to small farmers, which is part of our ultimate goal of supporting the development of a healthy, fair and resilient food system. We source most of our produce through The Better Food Shed, an organic, not-for-profit, wholesale buying...
Hungry Gap, Brexit & Covid
03 Mar 2021
You may have noticed that there's some European produce in the bags at the moment. That's because we've reached the Hungry Gap and it's come early this year. Usually this is between late March to May. The Hungry Gap is the scarcest time of the year for British farmers as the winter crops are...
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,...

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