Coronavirus Update

Last updated: 8th April 2021


Most of our drop points are currently open and have spaces available.

Check our drop point page for info or email if you have any questions.

If you'd like to be added to the waiting list for a closed drop point email


Drop Points

We’re working hard to ensure any disruption is minimal, and that collection arrangements enable social distancing. Some of our Drop Points have changed their opening hours. The most recent changes are:


Beehive Pub - Reopening

The pub will be opening its doors again due to lifting of  COVID restrictions, from 12th April 2021. Crop Drop customers may collect at the following times. All Beehive customers have been emailed the relevant information.

Pick up times from Thursday 15th April onwards:

Thursdays: 3pm - late
Fridays - Sundays: 12pm - late


Middle Lane Market 

They are serving through the door Weds - Friday, and in store shopping on Saturday and Sunday.

Collection times:

Thursdays: 2pm - 7pm

Friday & Saturday - 10am - 7pm

Sunday: 10am - 5pm

They are offering Click & Collect - if anyone wants to add anything from their shop to their veg bag, they just need to do so by the day before, through their webshop here:


Hornsey Vale Community Centre 

The gates will be open during the following hours:

Weds 3 - 7pm: Collection for Standard and Standard no potatoes bags (plus fruit) only

Thurs 1pm - 7pm: all the rest of the bags available to collect

Friday 8am - 7pm: all the rest of the bags available to collect


Our drop points in cafes are closed for the time being, but we will revisit this in the future.


Collection times

We’ll keep you informed if pick-up times change. Please check our Drop Point page for up to date collection information.


Could you help your neighbours?

We would like to offer any customers who are ill or in isolation because of COVID-19 a way to still receive their bags without risking their health. We hope to connect you with other Crop Droppers in your area that might be able to drop your bags off for you. If you're on Facebook, join our facebook group where you can start organising among yourselves. We do not advise any unnecessary interactions, but simply placing a bag of veg at a front gate, door or garden for a housebound person to collect later. Again, please use the guidelines set forth by the health services and your best judgment before contacting us.

If you're not on facebook then get in touch with us on and we'll do our best to get our produce to you or connect you with your fellow Crop Droppers.


Staying safe and healthy

We're stepping up our hygiene practices with increased sanitising and hand-washing for all staff and volunteers, as well as asking anyone exhibiting symptoms to stay home.

Official guidance currently states: “Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety.” We also remind you to thoroughly wash your fruit and veg when you get it home.


Keeping you fed

As long as there's still food growing and farmers delivering, we will keep running the box scheme. Growing and sharing food through community networks is more vital than ever and we want you to still be able to eat the most nutritious food in town!

Your Crop Drop team is small, but hard working and committed to the communities it serves. Due to increased workload we may not be able to respond to you immediately but we will make sure you receive all the info you need of any changes that affect you.