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Newsletter February 5, 2017:

Video: Now is the Time to Plant a Tree!

Dear brothers and sisters,

Now is the time to plant a tree. We suggest you make it a historic apple tree. Imagine planting an Esopus Spitzenberg, Thomas Jefferson’s favorite or a Pink Pearl – an apple with glistening pink flesh. Intrigue your friends with a Winter Banana with splashes of red against a yellowish-white background or a Cox’s Orange Pippin – a venerable English variety.

It’s bare-root time – the trees are dormant and are readily shipped.

We give below a video by the experts at Raintree Nursery in Morton, Washington. They guide you step by step. How soul-satisfying it is to plant a tree deeply rooted in American history that will yield bountiful harvests for decades to come. To cheer you on, we also include a video with tree planting music.

With every tree you plant you are casting a vote for aliveness. Each tree is a beacon amidst the gathering darkness. You are bringing closer the “new birth of freedom” that Abraham Lincoln prophesied. Detroit shall yet be a garden for the human spirit. Hoboken – an edible schoolyard. Rejoice then, brothers and sisters, in the wonder of what America can be.

With appreciation and respect,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Recipe: Homemade KIND Bars

by Master Live Food Chef Dani of Clean & Delicious

Who doesn’t love a DIY copycat recipe?

There’s just something so fun and rewarding about making something from scratch that you would normally buy at the store.

These simple nut and seed bars are an exact replica of the ‘oh-so-popular’ KIND bar and a must try for anyone who loves the feeling of ‘homemade’.

I was inspired by TheYummyLife to make these bars. She has a great step-by-step photo demonstration that I found really helpful (and she shares other flavors as well). So if you are a visual learner, like myself, be sure to use her photos and my video to help you make this recipe a success.

A few tips about this recipe:

Be sure your nuts are toasted. If you buy raw nuts, you can toast the at 350 in the oven for about 8-10 minutes.
You will need a candy thermometer, I like this one.
Once the syrup boils, it will cook for another 6-8 minutes or so before it reaches the desired temperature. Just stay with it so it doesn’t burn.
Spray your mixing bowl with some cooking spray before adding the nuts. I did not do this in the video but have done it since and it makes stirring and transferring a lot easier.
This recipe is pretty easy but you do want to work quickly and efficiently once the syrup is ready to go. I find it very helpful to have everything else set up and ready to go ahead off time.

I hope you get to give this a try! They are really delicious and super fun to make.

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Featured Sale: Pecan Butter – Alive & Organic

We are putting our Pecan Butter on sale for the month of February!

It is now $11.99 – down from $13.99!

Our pecans are grown on a family farm in Texas and blended with a little Pink Himalayan Salt. Try our Organic Pecan Butter straight on fresh crunchy vegetables. It’s also delicious mixed with your favorite soup or finely shredded cabbage, zucchini and carrots. Use one tablespoon per serving.

Our sesame seeds are mechanically hulled.

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Alive, Organic Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Medjool Dates

Give Winter Drear a California Date Gift Pack

Contains the following treasures:-

Medjool Dates – 1lb
Halawi Dates – 1lb
Deglet Noor Dates – 1lb
Honey Dates – 1lb

In a flip top box, packed in natural hardwood strands. 100% biodegradable, clean, non-allergic and dust-free.

Retail Cost: $41.96 – Yours for: $37.99

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New! Items For February

Honey Dates – Alive & Organic

Grown by family farmers in Southern California.
Honey Dates are a very unique date that is grown from seed as opposed to being clonally propagated from cuttings as are most dates. This means that each Honey Date is unique. Different trees produce variations that are smooth, light, moist and melt in your mouth. Always delicious but never exactly the same.





Deglet Noor Dates – Organic and Machine Pitted

These organic Deglet Noor Dates are a golden-amber color with a translucent skin. A semi-dry date with a delicate flavor. Deglet Noor means “Date of Light.”
These machine pitted dates are great for cooking, baking or salads, and excellent when stuffed with cream cheese. They ship well and keep well. Great for traveling and backpacking – and school lunches too!





February Victory Garden Sale

10% off this month’s featured items (Remember, if you buy 3 or more of any Living Tree manufactured product, you get an additional 10% off!)

Milk of Paradise – Cashew & Macadamia Butter

We have combined creamy cashews and buttery macadamias to make you ecstatic. We’ve added a touch of our Call of the Wild Honey and a pinch of Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Try it on a slice of apple!
The macadamia nuts are gathered by family farmers deeply committed to sustainable and regenerative agriculture in a locale, isolated and remote, on the Big Island of Hawaii.





Olio Nuovo Olive Oil – Alive, Organic & Dry Farmed

Olive oil aficionados! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for all year!
Olio nuovo is here! The first expression of the olive harvest!The first pressing! The ultra-green first bottling of the new crop! Skimmed from the vat before the sediment has settled, olio nuovo has a creamy texture and heightened notes of fruit, grass and pepper.





Pecan Butter – Alive & Organic

Our pecans are grown on a family farm in Texas and blended with a little Pink Himalayan Salt. Try our Organic Pecan Butter straight on fresh crunchy vegetables. It’s also delicious mixed with your favorite soup or finely shredded cabbage, zucchini and carrots. Use one tablespoon per serving.





Coconut Butter – Alive & Organic

Our alive coconut butter is created from alive coconut. Savor its fragrance. Ponder its texture.





Black Cumin Seed Oil – Alive & Organic

Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa) is a powerful medicinal plant and the oil is a concentrated essence.The healing properties of the seeds have been regarded as a cure-all down through the ages. They have been found in Egyptian tombs.

The seeds contain over 100 chemical compounds, including oleic acid, linolenic acid, protein, Vitamin B, calcium, zinc, and iron. They have been used to heal upset stomachs, colds, infections, and fatigue, boost immunity, and help with other ailments.





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We manufacture alive, organic nut butters, oils and chocolates in Berkeley, California. We support family farmers. We have been established for 38 years.

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