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Newsletter November 12, 2018

Video: Real Organic Project – Know Your Farmer – Radiance Dairy

Dear brothers and sisters,

Organic is constantly being eroded as factory farms displace the family farmers. Originally, organic agriculture was meant to build the long-term vitality of the soil. But not anymore. The organic seal does not protect you against vegetables and fruits grown in chemical soup. They call it “hydroponics”. Dave Chapman, a Vermont farmer ,who first sounded the alarm about hydroponics in organic says,”in five years virtually all supermarket certified organic tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers will be hydroponic.”

It is happening. Those “organic” berries and tomatoes that you find on store shelves in the midst of winter- where are they coming from? They are grown in vast greenhouse complexes in Mexico.

The family farmers with the Real Organic Project are creating a label verifying organic integrity. We urge you to visit their website and join them.

Let’s visit with Francis Thicke with Radiance Dairy in Fairfield, Iowa; he exemplifies the ideals of the Real Organic Project.

Let me close with the words of Thomas Jefferson:-
Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.

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Please accept our best wishes for your good health, prosperity and success,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

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Video:Do Mammographies Save Lives According To The Evidence? by Allan Cassels

Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies & Balls (V, GF)

by Sweetly Raw

Why I love this recipe:

It’s EASY to make!
You get 2 different treats out of ONE recipe
It’s vegan
It’s gluten free
There’s a paleo option for those who want it
The cookies freeze well
It’s a great use for pumpkin
It can be made in ONE BOWL

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup oat flour*
1/2 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup cooked pumpkin puree
1/4 – 1/3 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips OR pecans OR 1/4 cup cacao nibs

Stir all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Make sure the wet ingredients are room temperature and the coconut oil is warm. Add to the dry and stir it all together into dough. It will seem a bit wet but it will thicken up within a few minutes. Add the chocolate chips and stir well. Use a large ice cream scoop to portion the dough and release it onto a parchment paper lined tray. Press each one down gently to 1/4-12″ thick (my scoop makes 7 large cookies). Bake at 350F for 16 – 18 minutes or until golden and fragrant. The bottoms should especially be brown. They firm up once they’ve cooled. If your cookies are smaller make sure to bake for less time.

Store at room temperature in a sealed container for up to 5 days or freeze.

*I always make my own my grinding oats into flour in the blender.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Make the recipe above (with or without the chocolate chips) but place the dough into the fridge to chill and firm up for at least one hour. Roll into balls and then place in the freezer until you’re ready to dip them into chocolate.

If you want to dip them into chocolate:

Melt 1 cup dark chocolate of choice (chopped chocolate bar, chocolate chips, or raw chocolate) over low heat in a bowl set over a pot of hot water on the stove. Dip each ball and place on a parchment paper lined tray. Place into the fridge until it hardens, about 10-15 minutes.

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Alive, Organic Bonus Program – Organic Nuts and Free Shipping

New! Items For November

Macadamia Nut Butter – Alive & Organic

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





Macadamia Nuts Whole (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!

These include per 100 grams: 410 mg potassium, 200 mg phosphorus, 120 mg magnesium, and 64 mg calcium. Selenium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc are present in small amounts. Macadamias contain significant amounts of a broad range of vitamins including Vitamin E as tocopherols and tocotrienols, B1 (thiamine), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B2 (riboflavin), niacin and folate. They also contain phytosterols.


Brazil Nut Butter – Alive & Organic

Our rich and exotic Brazil nuts will amaze you with their power-packed nutrients. The Brazil nut is the most potent known food source of Selenium, an immensely beneficial mineral found in the soil. Eating only one to two Brazil nuts per day can provide all of the selenium one needs!

Brazil nuts grow in the rain forests of Amazonia and are gathered by native peoples there. The Brazil nut tree is enormous, reaching a height of 100 to 150 feet or more and can live a long life of 500 to 800 years! The trees grow very slowly, taking as long as 10 to 30 years before producing nuts. All Brazil nuts are wildcrafted as the tree can not be domesticated.




Brazil Nuts (Whole) – Alive & Wildcrafted

The Brazil nut grows in the rain forests of Amazonia and is gathered by native people. The Brazil nut tree is enormous, reaching a height of 100 to 150 feet or more. It can also live a long life of 500 to 800 years. (The trees grow very slowly, taking as long as 10 to 30 years before producing nuts.) All Brazil nuts are wildcrafted, the tree can not be domesticated.

Brazil nuts are rich and creamy, and similar in texture to coconut.




Jujubes – Alive, Organic Chinese Date Apples

Ziziphus jujuba Chinese date apples are here! Experience their refreshingly pleasant flavor. They’ve been cultivated in China for more than 4,000 years. Jujubes are red outside with a crispy texture, edible skin, and a sweet-tart flavor. Grown for you by Judith Redmond with Full Belly Farms, an outstanding family farmer here in California.

Jujuberries contain a wide array of nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, copper, niacin, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. They contain 20 times more vitamin C than any citrus fruit, strengthening the immune system and fighting infections, which may be why they’ve been used medicinally for millennia in many cultures, as a tea for sore throat, for example.


Black Cumin Seed – 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.




Hawaiian Native Forest Honey – Alive & Organic

Our Native Forest Honey is alive with beneficial enzymes and intact grains of pollen and propolis.. Its rich, slightly fruity taste and silk texture complement, but don’t overwhelm, other flavors and ingredients. Its taste reflects the bouquet of tropical blossoms whose nectar the bees collect as they forage in high-elevation forests and valleys. A sonata with high notes of floral and fruit.

Gathered by a family of two generations of beekeepers. They tell us: Both our philosophy about working with the bees, which we regard as a partnership, and our organic regulations ensure that we interject ourselves as little as possible into the daily activities of the bees and allow them to do what they do so superbly. Hawai’i’s lush and varied vegetation, available year-round, provides the variety and supply of pollens, nectars and propolis that are ideal for bee health.

Do not feed honey to infants under one year of age.


Featured November Sale – 20% Off

Cashew Butter 16oz – Organic

20% Off! $15.19 (was $18.99)
Sale extended through Monday November 26.
This Cashew Butter is sweet and creamy. It’s made from Organic Cashews and our raw Organic Almond Oil. It’s perfect with when paired with cucumbers, celery or even peppers. It’s also a great topping for fruits and desserts. What a delightful way to add some variety to your lunches!

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Pecan Butter – Alive & Organic

20% Off! $11.19 (was $13.99)
Sale extended through Monday November 26.
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.

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Walnut Butter – Alive & Organic

20% Off! $11.19 (was $13.99)
Sale extended through Monday November 26.
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.

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Ohi’a Lehua Blossom Hawaiian Honey

20% Off! $13.59 (was $16.99)
Sale extended through Monday November 26.
We invite you to plunge back to sun – filled days of times long past with the lilting, floral flavor of the essence of Ohi’a Lehua blossoms.

A white honey, delightfully thick and spreadable.

Mix with almond or cashew butter and spread on a slice of apple for an ecstatic experience.

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Black Sesame Tahini – Alive & Organic

20% Off! $11.19 (was $13.99)
Sale ends Monday November 26.
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”!

An excellent source of calcium.

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November 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).




Hemp Heart Butter – Alive & Organic

Hemp Heart Butter is one of nature’s richest sources of complete protein (35%) and Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (40%).

Hemp hearts offer a high concentration of omega 6 and omega 3 in a ration of about 3:1. This exceeds the ratio recommended by health authorities and compensates in part for omega-3 deficiencies in the rest of our diet.




We Welcome Investors

Demand for organic food is booming. Last year sales of organic products jumped 11% to more than $39 billion. Also, the number of US organic farmers and processors has grown by 250% since 2002, when the natural organic program began. Indeed, organic food production has more than tripled since that time.

Thanks to your kind support, we too are growing. We wish to hire more teamworkers and to purchase tools and equipment. We are seeking long term, stable capital. If taking a strategic position in the organic food industry appeals to you, let’s talk!

Jesse Schwartz, PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

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