Newsletter - August 25, 2021

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Video: A Victory Garden Now for an Abundant Early Spring

Dear brothers and sisters,

There is a severe drought in California. When you consider that California produces 40% of all the organic food grown in the US it seems that food shortages and disruptions are on the way. The price of organic food has nowhere to go but up.

Not only organic food but prices in general. The unrestrained printing of money is leading to a hyper inflation, which will inevitably be followed by bankruptcies and then a crash. A crisis is at hand. We reply: “Hug the earth!”

Emulate “the greatest generation”. Plant a victory garden as they did after Pearl Harbor.

By May 1943, there were 18 million victory gardens in the United States – 12 million in cities and 6 million on farms.

In that year these backyard gardens produced 40% of all vegetables consumed in the U.S.

Eleanor Roosevelt instituted a victory garden on the White House lawn.

Winter is approaching. Plant hearty vegetables that will make it through in many parts of the States.Imagine the abundance of salad greens you’ll rejoice in come early spring.

If you live in an apartment, you can grow sprouts. Why not sow some arugula. It's a powerful germinator. In a few weeks you’ll have plenty.You can also grow wheat grass and barley grass.

Brothers and sisters! Start that victory garden! Join a community garden.Every schoolyard, an edible schoolyard! Every public park an edible landscape!

Let’s go forward to abundance!        

Let’s build here a Victory Garden for the American spirit!

Jesse Schwartz

Living Tree Community Foods


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Living Tree Victory Garden Video Contest

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Take us on a tour!

We'd love to visit your garden now that harvest time is approaching. Your garden could be in your backyard, your front yard, your community garden or edible schoolyard. It could even be in your kitchen if you’re doing sprouts and wheat grass.

We invite you to do a  video. Take us with you as you walk down the rows of lettuce, spinach and kale. Maybe there's even a pumpkin patch. Why not play Mozart or Mendelssohn in the background?

Furthermore, we’ll share your video with brothers and sisters everywhere, featuring it in our newsletter.   

We will award a $300 gift certificate for the most beguiling entry.

Please send your recipe video here

Contest ends Sunday September 19th.

Recipe: Healthy Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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I am really on a pumpkin spice bender this fall. It’s kind of ridiculous. As soon as the weather cooled down a little, I wanted to make a pumpkin pie right away. I have a recipe that I really love but I wanted to make a version with less coconut oil for a lighter version. This version of the recipe is still rich, with cashew, hazelnut and coconut cream, but is almost half of the calories of my previous pie!


Date Crust

  • 2 cups hazelnuts
  • 6 dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 2 cups cashews, soaked 2 hours
  • 2 cups peeled pumpkin
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon soy lecithin granules (optional)

Free Gifts When You Shop with Us!

Free Ground Shipping and Organic Gifts for Orders Over $100*

$150 - Free Shipping & 4oz Pack of Almonds

$250 - Free Shipping, 4oz Pack of Almonds & 4oz Pack of Cashews

$300 - Free Shipping, 4oz Pack of Almonds, 4oz Pack of Cashews & 4oz Pack of Walnuts

$400 - Free Shipping, 4oz Pack of Almonds, 4oz Pack of Cashews, 4oz Pack of Walnuts & 4oz Pack of Pistachios

August 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!)
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!

Cashews (Whole) – Shelled & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods organic cashews are grown on small, family-owned farms in Vietnam. Once harvested, the cashew nuts are shelled at a local processing facility. Our cashews have been certified organic since 1998.

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.

New! Items For August

Tahini - Alive and Organic

Back in stock! From New Crop sesame seeds just harvested.

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Sesame Tahini is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic sesame seeds grown by Mexican family farmers. It is produced slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture. Imagine it in hummus, alive pies, or combined with organic honey for a deliciously decadent halva.

Cherry & Honey Filled Chocolate Bars - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cherry & Honey Filled Chocolate Bars are a true delight. We make chocolate from scratch and fill it with a smooth cherry and honey mixture. Kids and adults alike will love it.

Opportunities at Living Tree Community Foods

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

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