Corona Virus Update
Last updated: 11th Oct 2020
Most of our drop points are currently open and have spaces available.
If you'd like to be added to the waiting list for a closed drop point email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - closed to the public but collection available
The pub will be temporarily closed during lockdown but veg bags may be collected during the following times. All customers have been emailed with the relevant info.
Pick up times:
The collection times are now one hour later than usual, pick up from 3pm on Thursdays onwards.
Blue House Yard
The collection times are now two hours later than usual, pick up from 4pm on Thursdays onwards
Middle Lane Market
They are serving through the door Weds - Friday, and in store shopping on Saturday and Sunday.
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: www.middlelanemarket.com
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.
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 email@example.com 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.