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News and information about Crop Drop, as well as direct food growing and trade, sustainability, and community issues in Haringey and beyond

 

Organic veg box gift subscription
03 Dec 2021
This Christmas, why not keep it local and treat the foodies in your life to some locally sourced food and drink gifts from small businesses in Haringey? Apart from avoiding supply chain issues, it's a great way to support your local community while reducing Christmas gifting related waste. Much...
"english apple" organic
15 Nov 2021
You may have noticed that some of the apples and pears recently have had black marks or blemishes on them. This is partly down to our policy of not rejecting food on cosmetic grounds, but it has more to do with supporting our apple growers through the worst year they have ever had. Oakwood Farm...
Elisa Tricon nutritionist
10 Nov 2021
Local nutritionist, Elisa Tricon, is collaborating with Crop Drop to offer a free recipe booklet each week, crafted around the veg bag contents for that week. If you'd like to receive a series of easy to follow, nutritionally balanced recipes relating to precisely what your veg bag has to offer...
World Vegan Day 2021
01 Nov 2021
Happy World Vegan Day! Originating right here in the UK in 1994 to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the UK's Vegan Society. Nowdays it's celebrated world wide and is a good opportunity not only to celebrate being vegan if you already are one, but also to try out some vegan food if you're a...
Crop Drop turns eight!
20 Oct 2021
It's been eight years since we set out on a mission to bring sustainably grown, organic fruit and veggies to the people of Haringey, and what a journey it's been!  Firstly, a huge thank you to you, our Crop Droppers, from the 45 of you who have stuck with us since year 1 to those of...
veg pack
04 Oct 2021
The supply chain disruption and fuel shortages started to have an impact on us last week as our supplier, Better Food Shed, struggled to get our deliveries to us in time. While the majority of our farmers deliver to the Shed directly using smaller vans, a few farms use hauliers to get their produce...
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...
Notes from the Wolves Lane glasshouse
02 Aug 2021
By Beth Stewart, our Box Scheme Grower It's an exciting time of year for us at the Crop Drop Wolves Lane glasshouse. The fruits of our labour of the last 6 months are finally coming to fruition. In the last few weeks our tomatoes, cucumbers and french beans have all hit peak production. We'll be...
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...

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