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Resolve to Have a Happier, Healthier, More Sustainable 2015


The end of an old year and start of a new is traditionally a time for reflections on the past and planning for the future. With that in mind, many of us make resolutions with the intention of improving our own lives and the lives of those around us. There are a lot of classic resolutions that people make year after year – to eat better, to be more earth-friendly and sustainable, to exercise more, to spend more time with our families. The problem is that those very broad, very big resolutions can be difficult to keep. Making a major lifestyle change is overwhelming, and it’s hard to know where to start. Here are some simple steps you can take to help you keep your resolutions this year.

If you want to eat better AND live more sustainably…

Accokeek Foundation member and market supporter shops organic produce at the Ecosystem Farm Market.

Accokeek Foundation member and market supporter shops organic produce at the Ecosystem Farm Market.


Shop at your local farmers market or join a CSA. There are so many reasons to buy your produce locally – fresh seasonal vegetables taste better and are more nutritious. You can talk to the farmers that grew your food – find out how they grew it, where they grew it, what methods were involved in the production. Your money goes to support a local business, your reducing your carbon footprint, and you might be able to get some great cooking tips, directly from the farmer, as a bonus! Use Local Harvest to find a market or CSA near you. (Don’t forget our On-Farm Market, where we sell produce from our organic, sustainable on-site Ecosystem Farm!)

Young chickens will spend the winter in the greenhouses at the Ecosystem Farm.