Newsletter - April 21, 2021

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Dear brothers and sisters,

This is to you who have chosen life in the food you eat:- The world desperately needs your awareness of aliveness. It seems to us that you are being called upon as never before. We are at a point in history without precedent. 

US debt is now 135% of GDP. The US is now the largest debtor nation in world history.

Last month, the Feds collected some $267 billion in tax receipts. But they spent $927 billion – a new record. And a record monthly deficit of $660 billion!

How are they going to cover it? Print more money! There is no way for them to stop.

Prices have started to rise aggressively as a result of the increased money supply -just look at the prices of organic fruits and vegetables.

Brothers and sisters, growing the food we eat is no longer an option.It is a necessity. Every backyard, every front yard, an heirloom fruit orchard, every vacant lot, a community garden.You planted some 20 million Victory Gardens during WW2. You can do it again.

With your hands in living earth you will lead us through.You will exemplify Thomas Jefferson’s vision, “Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous….” 

You will fulfill Abraham Lincoln’s prophesy of “a new birth of freedom”.

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Plant a Tree Video Contest

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I invite you to plant a tree the Spring. What better way to exemplify the certainty that come what may,  you will see us through.

Why not make it an historic apple tree, say, Thomas Jefferson's Esopus Spitzenburg or George Washington Newtown Pippen?

Maybe a fine, old English variety like Cox's Orange Pippin or Ashmead’s Kernal? What about a plum  or a peach or maybe even a walnut tree?

We will award a gift certificate of $250 for the most alive and organic video. Contest ends April 28th.

Send a link to your video to us at

Check below for a tree planting video to inspire you.

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Video: Exercise Lowers Your Risk Of Depression, Anxiety And Other Psychological Disorders By Pam Popper

Opportunities at Living Tree Community Foods

Bookkeeper - We are seeking a bookkeeper.  Someone with at least 3-5 years experience.  Extensive QuickBooks experience is a must. Preferably with a college degree in business or accounting.

Sales Manager - We are seeking a sales manager; ideally with 3-5 years of experience in the food industry. Perfect for someone in empathy with alive, organic foods.

Internship - If you are contemplating a career in the organic food industry, why not begin with an internship. Work side by side with us in sales and marketing. We also offer hands-on experience in making nut butters, oils and chocolates.

For more information, write to us and send a resume to

Recipe: How to Make Amazing Hummus at Home

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This homemade hummus is incredibly creamy, smooth, and fluffy and packed with a rich, nutty, and lemony flavor. Plus, you'll learn all the tips and tricks for making incredible hummus at home so you'll never want to buy store-bought hummus again!


  • 8 ounces (227g) dried chickpeas*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, divided
  • A generous ¾ cup (175-195g) good-quality tahini
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped**
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, plus more to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 6 to 10 tablespoons ice water

Fried Garlic-Lemon Topping (Optional)

  • cup good-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 large garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 4 to 6 strips of lemon zest about 2 inches long
  • Flaky sea salt or kosher salt

Other Topping Options***

  • 1 handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Paprika, sumac, or Aleppo pepper flakes

New! Items For April

Tibetan Black Barley - Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Raw Organic Tibetan Black Barley is provided by Oregon Grain & Bean, with this crop grown on an organic farm in Idaho. Tibetan Black Barley, with its bran intact, retains its firm, plump texture during cooking, making it perfect in soups, stuffings and stews. It’s also great when mixed with other grains due to its somewhat chewy, contrasting texture.

Pineapple Rings – Organic

New crop! Beautiful slices. What wonderful fruit salads you’ll make!

As a symbol of hospitality, the pineapple has a cultural association with the idea of—welcome—and has been used traditionally as a gift when meeting someone new in cultures all over the world.

Pineapple also has many health benefits and is loaded with calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C, and is rich in manganese, a trace mineral the body uses to build bone and connective tissues.

Macadamia Nuts Whole (Hawaiian) – Alive & Organic

We are delighted to say that our Hawaiian macadamia nuts are back. Quality and flavor are superb.

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

Buckwheat Groats - Alive & Organic

Buckwheat Groats are buckwheat seeds that have been hulled. Subtly flavored when raw, buckwheat develops an earthly, nutty taste when roasted, long used as a tasty cereal-type grain called kasha.

This gluten-free grain can be substituted for wheat, oats, rye or barley. You may also grind it into a flour to use in buckwheat pancakes or combine with wheat flour to use in baked goods.

April 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 and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic pumpkin seeds grown by American family farmers. We make it by slicing raw pumpkin seeds into a luxurious spread, adding organic pumpkin seed oil and then seasoning it with a little Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Very nourishing and energizing. A balanced source of good protein. Try it on fruit slices and on flax crackers.

Cashew Butter - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cashew Butter is created in Berkeley, California from organic cashews and our raw organic Almond Oil. It is produced slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture. It’s perfect 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!

Coconut Butter - Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Coconut Butter is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw coconuts. We make it slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture. Try it on fruit slices. Goes so well with sliced dates, figs and raisins. Savor its fragrance and rich texture.

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