Every year we all stop to think of sets of goals and ambitions for the year ahead and we are all guilty of not sticking to them. This year let’s make some New Year resolutions with a difference, small changes that will make a big difference to ourselves and the world around us.

1. COOK SOMETHING

Try a new ingredient you may not be familiar with and help sustainable, seasonal British farms. Pick up a new vegetable or speak to one of our butchers about a different cut 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. Explore our sustainability page and the Agricology website for a wealth of information on sustainability and organic farming.

3. PLANT SOMETHING

A tree, some flowers, your own salads. Grow something new to enhance your environment and enjoy.

4. KEEP SOMETHING

Buy well, once – whether clothes, kitchenware, toys or utensils. Avoid the disposable culture; buy and care to last. We give a 50p discount on hot drinks and food to go items at Daylesford when you bring a reusable cup or salad box, so you’ll be saving money too!

5. Reject something

Plastic water bottles, carrier bags or poor welfare meat. Consider the environment when shopping.

6. Volunteer

Spend a few hours once a month/ week volunteering. 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 jars in our homeware department which are perfect for this.