Coronavirus Update

Last updated: 9th Sept 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:


Middle Lane Market

The shop will be extending opening hours from w/c 13th Sept as follows:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm


Hornsey Vale Community Centre 

At the beginning of the pandemic we split the delivery days for this drop point over Wednesdays and Thursdays. From 28th July 2021, we will be condensing the deliveries back down to one drop, and so ALL fruit & veg bags are available for collection from Wednesdays. 

All fruit & veg bags are now available for collection between the following hours:

Wednesday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm


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.