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discovery apples
28 Mar 2018
You may have noticed a lack of apples in the fruit bags over the last few weeks. This is because there's currently a global apple shortage. The UK apples usually see us through all the way until May but not this year. Due to the frost last April a lot of fruit was lost – the UK apple harvest was...
seedlings in spring
22 Mar 2018
The spring equinox yesterday marked the beginning of a new season. We've put the snow behind us (hopefully) and are starting to enjoy more sunshine and warmer(ish) days. But no sooner than we don our shorts and start sparking up the BBQ, the grey clouds will likely roll in and hailstones pelt down...
abi adams movement yoga retreat
06 Mar 2018
Before Rachel started Crop Drop she was a plant-based chef.  This year she's returning to the kitchen to share her delicious dishes and absolute love of good food with you.  This spring she's teaming up with Abi Adams, mind and movement coach, to create a retreat that combines nutrition...
moroccan blood orange salad recipe
12 Jan 2018
It's true that winter veg is very rooty - but that doesn't mean it's all hearty stews and soups. You can make light, refreshing and filling salads by pairing roast roots with winter fruits. The aromatic parsnip, the floral celeriac, the sturdy carrot can be lifted with the zing of orange or little...
food banquet crop drop
12 Jan 2018
Michael Pollan's famous advice for a good diet; Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. is so basic it can seem a bit patronizing but what if it could be that simple? At Crop Drop, almost all of us, staff and volunteers, were on some kind of diet last week – hormone cleanse, sugar-free,...
Crop Drop Christmas team organic veg box Haringey
22 Dec 2017
Thank you for another year of making sustainable food happen in Haringey. To all our customers, drop point hosts and loving supporters cheering us on from the sidelines, we're eternally grateful for your support. Whether local organic food is a way of life for you or you're just open and...
plastic bag pollution
22 Nov 2017
Plastics – the latest scandal of humanity (or one of them at least). If you're buying your groceries through a veg box scheme then typically you'll be using 80% less plastic than if you bought all your fresh produce plastic wrapped in a supermarket. We try to keep plastic poly bags to a mimumum but...
pink fir apples
18 Oct 2017
We get an ever changing variety of potatoes from our farmers and usually these are lesser-known potatoes that are not very widely grown on a commercial scale. This week Crop Droppers will be getting a speciality potato called pink fir apples. Pink fir apples are a heritage potato - they're...
seed swap
17 Oct 2017
Sunday 22nd October 1 - 4pm Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, Wolves Lane, N22 5JD We are so pleased to have Sustainable Haringey join us at Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre for their annual Seed Swap. It's a community get together so join us from 1pm to 4pm to meet your fellow growers,...
11 Oct 2017
Avocados don't appear in our veg bags very often because of their dubious ethical credentials. But we've managed to source some organic ones from Spain this week so they're making an appearance in the Standard veg bags tomorrow. So what's the problem? The global avocado craze that's developed...

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