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storage of foods
29 Aug 2017
Food waste really upsets us here at crop drop and so we wanted to share some top tips on storage, cos lets face it sometimes we are super sociable and just don't have time to cook all of our produce.. Make your freezer your friend Ice cube trays are a great way to freeze small quantities of...
Laura from London grown tomato pruning
19 Aug 2017
At this time in August produce from our local farmers is prolific and it's my job to place the orders from them every week for our veg bag customers. This can be complicated when we work with six different farms all with huge gluts of the same things at the moment - sweetcorn, tomatoes, courgettes...
Hughes organic tomatoes
09 Aug 2017
This should be peak picnic season but it feels like summer's been thoroughly thwarted. We're not letting the lack of warmth and sunshine dampen our spirits (too much) but it does mean that some crops are two to three weeks behind, which is why it's taken so long for the tomato season to fully kick...
London Grown glasshouse Wolves Lane
02 Aug 2017
We love this time of year for the amazing volume of vegetables coming from our London growers. This year Forty Hall Farm has put more land into production providing you with even more of their excellent quality Enfield crops. And our new partnership with London Grown at our new site, Wolves Lane is...
04 Apr 2017
We're pleased to announce that Crop Drop has joined a consortium of community food enterprises and educators to take over the running of Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, a 2-acre former plant nursery in Wood Green. This is an exciting new opportunity for us to expand our local food offer to the...
Sarah Green's Organics potato planting
29 Mar 2017
Today we're trying to not think about Brexit and instead focus on what is certain in this crazy place we call home - spring vegetables! Spring is finally here and doesn't it feel great? I hope you're loving the sudden glut of purple sprouting broccoli - I've been trying to get hold of it for the...
Team Crop Drop Farm
28 Feb 2017
On Monday we visited Sarah Green's farm in Essex, right near the coast in Tillingham. It was the perfect day for a visit – bright, breezy and unexpectedly warm for February. At this time of year farms generally don't look that impressive, they're not full of lush ripe plants like they are in the...
 
01 Feb 2017
We usually avoid commenting on politics but, like most of you, we here at Crop Drop have been watching with horror as the Trump presidency unfolds. I feel moved to speak up now because our food system is at stake more than ever before. Leaving the EU will make us even more dependent on trade with...
25 Jan 2017
While the courgette crisis last week may have seemed like a big fuss (at least to us locavores), it's just the tip of the iceberg of supply issues ahead. We're usually pretty upbeat about the challenges we face as a small social enterprise working against the dominant neoliberal food system. We...
wood green hopping
18 Jan 2017
Wood Green Hopping is a not-for-profit community hop growing project based in Haringey and it's open for new members. The project’s aim is to get people gardening and socialising by making a local beer. Members each grow one or two plants in their gardens or allotments of an English dwarf...

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