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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

 

Seasonal Veg
16 Apr 2020
Our routines have been turned upside down in recent weeks and see many of us finding solace in food. Not everyone though. Incomprehensible to many, some see food as just a fuel and not something to get particularly excited about. Whatever your relationship is with food it can be difficult to...
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...
rhubarb harvest sarah greens organics
01 Apr 2020
Seasonal veg schemes give you the experience of eating in tune with nature - this can be a challenge at first but it can also really keep your cooking interesting and varied as the produce changes through the seasons. We've had veg scheme customers tell us how their veg subsciption has...
Beth Stewart organic grower
22 Mar 2020
Meet Beth Stewart, our new grower at Wolves Lane Centre, the community food growing hub where we're based. Beth will be growing organic veg for the box scheme and we're so stoked to be working with them. Beth has many years experience growing for box schemes and working with volunteers and on much...
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...
wolveslane festive market
02 Dec 2019
Join us for some festive cheer on Sunday 8th December. We'll be selling fresh seasonal produce and there will be plently of stalls with local crafts and hand made gifts. Explore the tropical palmhouse, enjoy some delicious food and find out how you can get involved in this comunity food hub that...
frosty january king cabbage
07 Nov 2019
We'll be closed for Christmas and New Year and our farmers will be getting a well deserved break. So here's all you need to know about our delivery sates of the festive season Last delivery of 2019: 19th December  No deliveries Thurs 26 Dec or 2 Jan First delivery of 2020: ...
supper club dishes
17 Aug 2019
We're hosting our second supper club this September as part of Urban Food Fortnight - a celebration of the fabulous produce being grown, made, cooked and saved on our doorstep. Our first one last year was such a success that we've decided to make it an annual thing. Join us for vegetarian...
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...
Wild COuntry Organics Adrian Izzard
30 Apr 2019
We've been wanting to source produce from Wild Country Organics for a while but until the Better Food Shed (a new not-for-profit wholesaler that connects small scale organic growers with London's small veg box schemes) was set up, he was only selling to the Growing Communities box scheme. Now the...

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