Crop Drop News

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...
urban growing wolves lane basil harvest
01 Jul 2021
It's an exciting time to be working in the glasshouse at Wolves Lane. The flowers are popping, the first of the summer veg is forming and it's lovely to spot some natural predators and pollinators doing their thing. The food we grow for the veg scheme is organically produced. This means...
organic salad seedlings wolves lane
01 Jun 2021
It's June, the sun is finally shining and we're anticipating the end of the hungry gap and the influx of new season UK crops. We're still having to import some produce from Europe as we await the local new season produce. This may take a little longer than usual due to the really dry April we...
organic crop rotation crimson clover
31 May 2021
“The wet weather has been great for our grass clover fertility building leys. This is a picture of crimson clover (In flower) mixed with vetch and rye grass. This part of the field was our courgette patch last year. The grass clover got sown in September and it’s now knee high!” This process,...
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...

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