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Newsletter September 11, 2017:

Video: America! It’s Raining Almonds!

Dear brothers and sisters,

We invite you to watch almonds falling from the sky! The almond harvest is in full swing! Imagine! 84% of the world’s almonds are grown right here in California. Despite the headlines in the newspapers, let us celebrate vivacity! Amidst the gathering darkness, let us give praise and thanks.

With best wishes for good health, prosperity and success to you and family,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Essay Contest – Darwin’s Doubts

Dear brothers and sisters,

The hypothesis advanced by Darwin that life evolves by chance from earlier forms and that survival is conditioned by the struggle for existence is being increasingly challenged. It seems that the fossil evidence does not support his view. Indeed Darwin, a man of utmost integrity, expressed his doubts. A lot is at stake here; go on to any campus and ask the first person you see as to how they conceptualize the origin of life and differentiation into species and they will answer “Darwin”. The concept that we have evolved by chance from a monkey, an ape or some such thing leads to a particularly bleak outlook, barren of spirit where the only reality is the accretion of things. Indeed such a view reflects the moral and spiritual lunarscape of the times in which we live.

Here are some leading and well reasoned videos; we invite you to review them. Make your reply into a video. We will award the most alive and organic essayist with a gift certificate for purchasing $150 of our foods. The contest ends October 4th.

Please send me a link to your video. Thank you.
With appreciation,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

The Great Debate

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: Crunchy Cashew Brittle

by Master Live Food Chef Barbara Kessler of Rawfully Tempting

We urge you to visit her magnificent website

Oh, the memories this stirs on my head of that crunchy, sweet, nutty Brittle. Prepare in advance, store in freezer, and use as a decadent topping for cookies, cakes, ice cream, and other Living desserts! The flavor and texture will delight all!

• 1/2 c cashews
• 1/2 c buckwheat, sprouted and dehydrated (link to directions for sprouting
• 1 c dark maple syrup
• 1t vanilla extract (4 drops Medicine Flower vanilla)
1t kucuma powder
• Optional and amazing – 4drops Medicine Flower butterscotch of caramel extract
• Pinch Himalayan salt

Finely chop nuts in grinder or smash
Finely chop buckwheat in grinder
Transfer ingredients to bowl
Add remaining ingredients and mix well, being sure all ingredients are combined.

Spread mixture on non-stick dehydrated tray and dehydrate at 110 degrees F for 6 hours …flip and dehydrate until brittle. Up to 48 hours. Depending on humidity this can take awhile, but it’s worth the wait.
Remove from dehydrator and smash into small or large slivers. This is excellent in raw chocolate!

To retain freshness, store in freezer. Enjoy!!!

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!





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.

Eating almonds found to accelerate the body’s mechanism for eliminating high cholesterol

(Natural News) Balancing cholesterol levels may be as easy as eating a third of a cup of almonds each day. A new study published in Journal of Nutrition confirmed the potent effect the nut had on body cholesterol levels. It was found the almonds worked in two ways: the first is enhancing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol — otherwise known as “good” cholesterol — and improving the mechanism in which the body removes low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which has been proven to increase the risk of cardiovascular disorders.

Researchers from the Penn State compared HDL levels among participants who ate 43 grams (that’s roughly 1/3 cup) of almonds with those who ate a banana muffin instead. Those on the almond diet had improved HDL levels and cholesterol functionality. Authors say that this new study builds on existing research that shows the cholesterol-lowering effects of almonds.

Penny Kris-Etherton, a professor of nutrition at the school and one of the authors of the study, said on Science Daily, “there’s a lot of research out there that shows a diet that includes almonds lowers low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. But not as much was known about how almonds affect HDL cholesterol, which is considered good cholesterol and helps lower your risk of heart disease.”

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