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Newsletter September 5, 2017:

Video: Olivia and Darro Grieco – Masters of the World Historic Berkeley Olive Grove – 1913

Dear brothers and sisters,

It is our delight to introduce you to Olivia and Darro Grieco, Masters of the World Historic Berkeley Olive Grove 1913. They bring you our California Heritage Olive Oil. It has very high levels of oleocanthal, oleacein, and oleuropein aglycon. These are all natural biophenols with proven anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective and neuroprotective activity.

As you are enjoying the video, we hope you’ll come to understand why we say that our secret ingredient is self-conscious spirit.

With so much appreciation and respect,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Extra Bonus for September – Medjool Dates

For orders over $100, we are offering a bonus of one pound of Medjool Dates. This is in addition to our Alive Bonus Program of Heritage Olive Oil and dates.

Rejoice with your Medjool Dates. A treasure created by California family farmers. Just right for hiking, backpacking and school lunches!


Recipe: Best of Italy Pizza

by Master Live Food Chef Kelly of Raw Gourmet La Vie

We urge you to visit her magnificent website

Buckwheat Groats Ingredients:
2 cup Red Mill organic whole grain buckwheat

Note: 1 cup of buckwheat groats will expand into 2 1/3 cups after they have sprouted.
Take the cup of buckwheat and place it in a strainer. Rinse it with filtered water. Place them into a mixing bowl. Fill the bowl with filtered water and let soak for 15 to 20 minutes maximum. Pour them back into the strainer and rinse again until the water runs clear. Set the strainer inside a measuring cup. Place them on the counter and cover them with a cheese cloth. Rinse the buckwheat in strainer with filtered water 3 to 4 times a day for 24 hours. If you live in a colder climate, it may take up to 48 hours for them to sprout. Make sure to keep rinsing 3 to 4 times a day them until they sprout. As soon as you see the sprouts coming out the ends, they are finished sprouting. Place the buckwheat on a dehydrator tray with a teflex sheet. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 6 to 8 hours. Place the dehydrated buckwheat into a dry Vitamix container and grind the buckwheat to flour.

Crust Ingredients:
1 cup oat flour
1 ½ cups buckwheat flour
1 cup blanched, soaked, and dehydrated almonds (ground to fine pieces)
¾ cup whole psyllium husks
1 cup dried tomatoes (Living Tree Community Foods)
1 cup filtered water
1 cup California Heritage Olive Oil (Living Tree Community Foods)
¼ cup Almond butter (Living Tree Community Foods)
¼ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. lemon juice
½ cup chopped basil
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (Living Tree Community Foods)
1 tsp. smoked paprika
½ cup filtered water

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Featured Item: 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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Alive Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Medjool Dates for the Month of September

New! Items For September

Lake Baikal Siberian Pine Nuts – Wildcrafted, Alive & Organic

Siberian pine nuts are quite different from the pine nuts you find in stores. They are wildcrafted in a pristine wilderness, the Siberian taiga. This is the most extensive virgin forest in the world. They are high in protein. We invite you to taste the primordial.






Boreal Dulse Flake Energizing Mix – It’s Back!

Starting with Dulse from the pristine waters of Iceland, we’re added pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and black sesame meal. We suggest sprinkling it on everything you eat.





Pistachio Pesto – Alive & Organic – It’s Back!

All the ingredients came together for your happiness: alive pistachios grown by family farmers in the rich, alluvial soil of California’s great Central Valley, sun-dried black olives and sun-dried tomatoes, sesame, apple cider vinegar, aromatic spices (cayenne, garlic, cumin, curry powder) and herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary) and sea salt, all blended with Living Tree Alive Olive Oil- unfiltered, unheated, UNPRESSED.





Sunflower Oil – Alive & Organic

Unheated, unfiltered, cold pressed from American grown sunflower seeds. One of the primary reasons for the growing popularity of sunflower oil is its impressive fatty acid content, which includes palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. Fatty acids are extremely important in maintaining health.





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!





Hawaiian Macadamia Blossom Honey – Alive & Unfiltered – 24 oz jar

It is our delight to offer this Hawaiian treasure gathered from macadamia blossoms. Profoundly rich, thick and satisfying.

To some inspired tastes, its flavor is redolent of macadamia nuts. Gathered by family farmers deeply committed to sustainable and regenerative agriculture in a pristine, remote locale on the Big Island of Hawaii.





Large Medjool Dates (California) – Sundried & Organic

Magnificent, large Medjool dates. Pack them along when traveling or hiking. Its easy to remove the pits and use for a wealth of culinary applications. Great addition to school lunches. What a wonderful gift idea! A farming family in southern California grows these majestic dates. You’ll be pleased with their quality.




Mango Cheeks – The New Crop Has Arrived!

Just the thing for hiking and camping. Very sweet, moist and chewy.




September 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!)

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!





Walnut Butter – Alive & Organic

We make our Organic Walnut Butter by slicing raw walnuts into a luxurious spread then seasoning it with a little Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Try this delicious Walnut Butter on apple slices or carrot sticks, with a few raisins or a little honey drizzled on top.





Macadamia Butter – Alive & Organic

Our Organic Macadamia Butter has a rich, milky flavor that will delight your tastebuds.




White Kiawe Blossom Hawaiian Honey – Alive and Organic

Our rare, certified organic Kiawe Blossom Honey is gathered from an isolated Kiawe forest on the island of Hawaii. The deep tap roots of the Kiawe trees have reached an underground aquifer of fresh water that flows down from the volcanoes. This forest is in a desert and no other vegetation has tapped the aquifer, allowing the bees to collect Kiawe nectar of exceptional purity and quality.




We Invite You to Consider an Internship

Brothers and sisters!

We invite you to join us in learning sales, marketing, production and product development. Help carry our message of alive and organic throughout the world. Learn to make nut butters, oils and chocolates. Consider this an opening and portal for those considering a career in the organic food industry. Moreover, you’ll be in Berkeley, home to the world’s greatest university. 22 Noble Prize winners have taught here.

Internships are for 12 weeks. For details send us an email at

Here are Marinas, Morris and Jerry, our glorious interns of last semester.

Sick Cows/Sick People

(Cornicopia News) Almost all of the beef available in supermarkets across the country comes from sick cows that pose a significant risk to human health. The Cornucopia Institute, a national food and farm policy research group, has just released a video educating consumers on where their burger meat comes from. The informative, short video, Sick Cows/Sick People-The Grassfed Antidote, shows just how unhealthy typical beef production is and what consumers can do to find excellent meat for their Labor Day barbeques.

“Most beef cattle in the U.S. are morbidly obese and likely suffer from diabetes and fatty livers,” said Mark A. Kastel, Cornucopia’s senior farm policy analyst. “Very few would survive to old age if not sent to slaughter.”

Like people, a cow’s diet and environment strongly influences its health. The conventional U.S. beef production system depends on a network of farmers and ranchers who raise cattle on grain, with access to pasture, for the initial portion of their lives. But the final “finishing” months of a beef animal’s life is invariably spent wading through manure and mud on massive, crowded, grass-free feedlots, where thousands of other animals are fattened on GMO corn-based feed.

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