we are hopeful for a happy, healthy year ahead

But with the future still holding uncertainty, let’s be kind to ourselves with small, achievable New Year resolutions that will make a real difference to ourselves and the world around us.

1. COOK SOMETHING

Help sustainable, local British farms by expanding your cooking repertoire. Experiment with a new recipe, try an unfamiliar seasonal vegetable or speak to one of our butchers about underrated cuts of meat; the lesser eaten parts often have much more flavour.

2. READ SOMETHING

Research a topic you’re interested in but could learn more about. The latest issue of Seed magazine celebrates the sanctuary of the outdoors and is a wealth of inspiring writing, beautiful photography and practical ideas for a sustainable, consciously lived life.

3. PLANT SOMETHING

A tree, some flowers, your own salads. Grow something new to enhance your environment and enjoy. Explore our garden range for essential gardening tools, seeds and equipment.

4. KEEP SOMETHING

Buy well, once – whether clothes, kitchenware, toys or utensils. Avoid the disposable culture; seek out good quality possessions, give them care and they will last a lifetime.

5. Reject something

This sounds negative but deciding to eschew single-use plastic water bottles, carrier bags or poor welfare meat is often simple to achieve and really will make a difference.

6. Volunteer

Daylesford works closely alongside The Felix Project which always needs volunteers, or find a cause you believe in and get involved.

7. MAKE SOMETHING

Make your own preserves from leftover fruit and vegetables to save money and stop food waste. We sell a selection of storage containers in our homeware department which are perfect for this.