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Newsletter June 18, 2017:

Video: Hydroponic Fruits and Vegetables are Deficient

Dear brothers and sisters,

In these times that cry out for regeneration and renewal, it is tragic that the organic label is being conferred upon fruits and vegetables grown hydroponically.

Hydroponics is not sustainable.It is an affront to any concept of ecology.It is symptomatic of an agricultural that has become heavily mechanized and estranged from life.

The organic label offers assurance against pesticides, chemical fertilizers and GMO’s. It’s of no help as to whether a fruit or vegetable has been grown in the soil or in chemical soup.

We present here a video in which we discuss these issues. We dare say that this is vital to every American and we urge you to share it with family and friends.

With best wishes for vibrant good health to you and family,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Recipe: Sprouted Lentil “Rye” Crisps

by Master Live Food Chef Barbara Kessler of Rawfully Tempting

I truly adore these light, crisp crackers with a nut or seed pate or humus. Growing up Jewish in “Joisey,” I was raised on, and loved a really good Jewish Rye. The ground fennel seeds in this recipe work their magic, providing a tone so very reminiscent of this bread….and now…no gluten or processed junk to worry about.

Lentils and buckwheat are easy to sprout in a Mason jar, using sprouting lids. Click HERE for directions on sprouting buckwheat. Lentils take a bit longer, but don’t need to be dehydrated.

I suggest sprouting and dehydrating buckwheat in advance, and storing in freezer. Now its available whenever you need it. It makes a wonderful flour for cookies, breads, pizza, etc. Please feel free to comment or question below. I love to hear from you!

1 cup sprouted lentils (tails just forming – about 2 days sprouting)
1/4 cup sprouted/dehydrated buckwheat (or 1/2 cup newly sprouted, not dehydrated)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, optional
1/4 cup almond flour
2T ground flax
2T apple cider vinegar
1T coconut aminos or Nama shoyu
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon maple syrup (or other sweetener) as desired
2T sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
1/4 cup sun-dried tomato soak water (add additional water as needed)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon (or more) turmeric powder
dash cayenne, optional
salt, to taste

In food processor, mix ingredients. Use spatula to scrape sides of bowl and mix well.

Spread mixture onto non-stick dehydrator tray, using offset spatula. (Dip spatula in water periodically for easy spreading)

Sprinkle with black or blonde sesame seeds and ground fennel seeds. (or use poppy, minced onion, ground garlic, etc).

Dehydrate at 125 degrees F for one hour. Continue to dehydrate at 110 degrees F for 2-3 hours.

Flip crackers over onto another sheet, peeling off non-stick sheet. Sprinkle with more garnish.

Score into cracker squares and continue to dehydrate until dry and crunchy. (up to 24 hours depending on preference, weather and humidity).

Featured Item: Alive & Organic Almond Butter 16oz On Sale In June!!!

A $22.99 Value – Yours for $19.99!!!

And remember if you buy three jars or more you get an additional 10% discount.

We began making almond butter over 25 years ago. Over the years, we have developed a proprietary process: we make the almond butter slowly, over several days. We slice the almonds and never grind them, which exposes the nut to the least heat possible to keep the flavors and properties of the raw nut intact. We make it frequently, in small batches, so it’s fresh and alive.

We invite you to open a jar and spread our almond butter on a slice of apple. Experience its texture, savor its aroma and taste its whole-bodied flavor.

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We Are Seeking an Alive, Organic Sales Manager

We are seeking a person of spirit: wholehearted and enthusiastic. Someone with first hand experience in sales and marketing of alive, organic and kosher food.

At Living Tree Community Foods we manufacture organic nut butters, oils and chocolates.

We are an ethical business and treat our colleagues and clients with kindness and respect. We have been established for over 38 years. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our work

Our office is located in lively north Berkeley.

Alive Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Large Medjool Dates for the Month of May

Heritage Olive Oil has a polyphenol (antioxidant) content of 404 parts per million compared to 222ppm for most other olive oils.

New! Items For June

Chocolate Coconut Barque – Alive & Organic

We invite you to set sail for the expanses as you take a taste of our sublime Organic Chocolate Coconut Barque. Alive, organic coconut embraces the very best alive, organic chocolate in this exceptional treat. We have added organic vanilla powder and coconut sugar to bring out the rich and delicate flavor of our alive cacao. Crispy organic quinoa puffs ensure a slight and satisfying crackle and crunch with each bite! Take a deep breathe, open a pack of Living Tree’s Chocolate Coconut Barque, and relish in the surprising and delightful taste and texture of this unique dessert.




Quinoa Crisp Brazil Nut Bliss Chocolate Bar – Organic

We celebrate the joy of being alive, with Quinoa Crisp, a chocolate with a Brazil Nut Butter center. Our Alive, Organic Brazil Nut Butter is made from Brazil Nuts gathered in the pristine forests of Amazonia. Below that is a layer of alive, organic caramel created from maple sugar, dates, pecans, cacao, maple syrup and honey. Then follows a layer of puffed quinoa.




Breakfast in Berkeley – Almond Blueberry Muesli

Awaken to the snap, crackle and pop of quinoa puffs, the luxuriance of blueberry and the delight of alive cacao! Rouse your creative energies! We invite you to celebrate vitality! Start your day organically with quinoa, almonds, chocolate, Medjool dates, sundried raisins, cranberries, blueberries, flaxseeds, and chocolate blended with Kona Gold Wilelaiki Blossom Honey.




Mango Cheeks – The New Crop Has Just Arrived

They are dried in an evaporative cooling system and the pulp temperature never exceeds 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Moist and Chewy. Very sweet.




Quinoa Puffs – For Your Breakfast Delight!

Just the thing to wean kids (and adults) from sugary breakfast cereals. Just add almond mild for a magnificent treat. You’ll delight family and friends with this stepping stone on the way toward raw. Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete foodstuff. This means it takes less quinoa protein to meet one’s needs than wheat protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron.




Flax Seed Flour – Alive, Organic and Grown by American Farmers

High in Fiber, but Low in Carbs. One of the most extraordinary benefits of flax seeds is that they contain high levels of mucilage gum content. Mucilage is a gel-forming fiber that is water soluble and has incredible benefits on the intestinal tract. The mucilage can keep food in the stomach from emptying too quickly into the small intestine which can increase nutrient absorption.




Macadamia Butter – Alive & Organic

Yes! Brothers and sisters! Alive, Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Butter is back! Our Organic Macadamia Butter has a rich, milky flavor that will delight your tastebuds. Created from Alive, Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts.




Macadamaia Nuts (Hawaiian) – Alive & Organic

Macadamia nuts contain a significant level of protein, comprising essential and non-essential amino acids. Our macadamias are crisp, fresh and alive!




Olive Oil Flavored with Crimson Oranges – Alive, Organic & Dry Farmed

This olive oil offers new, unexpected nuances of flavor that will excite and enhance the palate. The olives and the oranges are co-milled; that is, they are crushed at the same time. A single oil is extracted from the combination. Most flavored olive oils are infused – this or that extract is added. Co-milling results in a product very different from infusing.

Goes well with salads, fish and vegetable dishes.

Excellent for baking and desserts. Ecstatic on vanilla ice cream and with chocolatey flavors.



Olive Oil Flavored with Lisbon Lemons – Alive, Organic & Dry Farmed

This olive oil offers new, unexpected nuances of flavor that will excite and enhance the palate. The olives and the lemons are co-milled; that is, they are crushed at the same time. A single oil is extracted from the combination. Most flavored olive oils are infused – this or that extract is added. Co-milling results in a product very different from infusing.

Goes well with salads, fish and vegetable dishes.

Excellent for baking and desserts. Ecstatic on vanilla ice cream and with chocolatey flavors.



June 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!)


Pumpkin Seed Butter – Alive & Organic

A delightful pumpkin seed spread made from American pumpkin seeds. Very nourishing and energizing. A balanced source of good protein. High in zinc, a mineral that aids the healing process. Delicious, nutritious, nutty-flavored pumpkin seeds have diuretic properties; diuretics clearly help reduce heart attacks and strokes, an American Journal of Cardiology study says (Wall St.Journal,1/4/05,p.1).




Sunflower Butter – Alive & Organic

For your delight we have slowly sliced organic sunflower seeds into a butter that goes well on apple slices as well as celery and carrot sticks. Try adding chopped raisins and dates too–what hor d’oevres you’ll make!
Sunflowers dance in the sun; perhaps our newest creation will bring some of that gladness to your table.





Black Sesame Tahini – Alive & Organic

Our Organic Raw Black Sesame Tahini is a glorious, shining black. Made from organic UNHULLED black sesame seeds.The taste is profoundly sesame – robust and enlivening. This is our original creation (others have since tried to copy it). We presented it to the organic food industry at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California in March 2003. People were delighted, they called it “caviar”!




How to Live To Be 100

(Mercola) At a time when half the population in the U.S. is struggling with chronic illness and life expectancy is on the decline, the idea of living to 100 may seem like a pipedream to most. Yet, in many other areas, life expectancy is actually rising, and centenarians are far more commonplace than you might imagine.

In 2015, there were 679 people at or over the age of 100 living in Wales. Sardinia, which boasts the highest number of centenarians anywhere in the world, has 6 centenarians for every 3,000 people. That is literally 10 times more than in the U.S., where the ratio is 1 centenarian per 5,000.1

While you’d think most centenarians — people who have lived a century or longer — would advocate a certain diet, their longevity secrets typically center around social and emotional factors, such as expressing love, nurturing strong family and social ties, and being involved in your community. Centenarians also overwhelmingly cite stress as the most important thing to manage.

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