Farmer Fred

The Plant-Based Cyclist Interviews Farmer Fred - Health Rebels

The Plant-Based Cyclist Interviews Farmer Fred - Health Rebels

Plant-Smart Living's Farmer Fred Detwiler was interviewed by the Plant-Based Cyclist for episode #4 of his YouTube series Health Rebels. This is a great little series worth checking out if you want some plant-based lifestyle success stories that are different than just what you read in fragments through other media outlets. 

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat the Leaves of Your Broccoli Plants

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat the Leaves of Your Broccoli Plants

Broccoli is an often ignored vegetable that is an excellent source of “whole” nutrients. Belonging to the cabbage family, its flowering head (also referred to as the florets or crown) is typically the part consumed as a part of our diet. While the crown is certainly tasty, did you know there is still a lot of benefit to be acquired by eating the rest of the broccoli plant? It’s possible you may not have even known that broccoli grows leaves, comparable to collard greens in many respects. The vegetables you buy at a local supermarket are generally stripped down to what is most easily sellable. With so many leafy greens already available (Romaine lettuce, kale, collard greens, and spinach just to name a few obvious ones), one can assume that broccoli leaves are often left off the shelf because of what we expect from broccoli in the store: that being just a short stalk and the flowering head. Today, I would like to dispel the notion that the rest of the broccoli plant can’t be consumed, and highly advise that you look to include this in your diet, and growing broccoli in your garden if you have the chance too!

Why We Created Plant-Smart Living - A Creation Story

Why We Created Plant-Smart Living - A Creation Story

The story of Plant-Smart Living and Farmer Fred helps to solidify why PSL is important in a world where many excited plant-based, vegans are popping up online. The problem with so many voices is that it can be difficult to differentiate between them all. Our story allows us to have some unique selling points, and engage with our unique and diverse audience which we have found to range quite significantly in age, gender, ethnicity, and current diets (among other things).