Sustainable Food Resolutions: What Are Yours?

This is the time of year when many of us think more deeply about our food choices and perhaps resolve to grow our own food, to buy sustainably raised ingredients, or to support conscientious food producers. To help, we've assembled some resources for conscientious cooks… Emma recently shared that she intends to integrate more vegetarian dishes into her meals, while Anjali posted about a decision to give up cheap chicken. One of my own local food resolutions this year involved joining the Silver Lake Farms CSA. Until now I haven't joined a CSA because I love farmers' market shopping, but I decided to make the leap because this one is based in my very own neighborhood. I'm excited to pick up my first box next week!

Do you have any sustainable food resolutions this year?

Here are a few resources that may help, and let us know if there are other topics you'd like to see covered at The Kitchn this year!

Meat, eggs, and dairy
Eat Humane: Food Guides for Meat, Eggs, and Dairy
Green Guide's Beef Label Decoder
New Trick: How to Track Your Chicken Back to the Farm
Good Beef: How to Find Local Meat
Meat CSA's in the San Francisco Bay Area
On Why I Pay $7.50 for a Dozen Eggs

Seafood
National Smart Seafood Guide 2010
Community Supported Fishery: A CSA For Fish!

Local produce (and more)
The Farmers' Market: Helpful Hints and Etiquette Tips
From Alabama To Wyoming: Farm Stands In All 50 States
Good Question: Choosing a CSA

Organic produce
Conscientious Cook: What Should You Buy Organic?
Conscientious Cook: Understanding Organic Labeling

Fair trade
October: National Fair Trade Month
Fair Trade: Honey
Fair Trade: Sugar
Fair Trade: Vanilla
Wine: All About Fair Trade Wine

Growing your own food
On Growing Food
Ledge Veg: Window Box Gardening
How to Start a Green Roof Garden

Reducing food waste
American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom
Tips and Tricks: How to Avoid Wasting Food
10 Tips to Help Reduce Food Waste

Related: No Cheap Chicken: A New Year's Food Resolution

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Emily Ho is a Los Angeles-based writer, recipe developer, and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. She is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and Food Swap Network. Learn more at Roots & Marvel

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