Newsletter - April 7, 2021

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Imagine community orchards everywhere.  Imagine friends and neighbors working together to care for the trees. Imagine  public parks becoming permaculture orchards featuring heirloom and historic fruit trees. Imagine growing Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple Esopus Spitzenburg or George Washington’s Newtown Pippin. Also there could be treasures like Cox’s Orange Pippin, Ashmead’s Kernal and Egremont Russet. Their flavors are beyond compare with those found in stores. In addition to apples there could be plums, peaches and pears.

Imagine every park, a permaculture orchard, every schoolyard, an edible schoolyard.During the last war there were 20 million Victory Gardens. They produced 40% of the vegetables that were consumed.

You can do it! You have reached the point where you can do anything. If you can conceive of it you can do it. We stand in awe of what you can accomplish.

Let’s go forward with rebirth, renewal, re-generation and build here a garden for the human spirit.

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

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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: Almond Flour Pancakes

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These Almond Flour Pancakes are my favorite gluten-free recipe! They are low-carb, keto-friendly, and easy to make with just 5 main ingredients.


  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (use sugar-free syrup for keto)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or any other liquid oil)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons almond milk or water (as needed, to thin the batter)


Skillet Pancakes

  • Preheat a skillet over medium-low heat on the stove. As it heats, stir together the almond flour, eggs, maple syrup (if using), olive oil, baking powder, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. The batter will be a little thicker than traditional pancake batter, and will continue to thicken as it sits in the bowl. If you need to thin it out a little, you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond milk or water, but I don't recommend adding much more liquid, or it might change the texture of the pancakes.

New! Items For April

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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