Newsletter - January 4, 2022

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Dear brothers and sisters,

We explore an analogy between structural weakness in the economy and in the health of Americans. 

Over the last decade, the economy has been exceptionally weak; growth has been exceedingly slow. From 1950-1999, real GDP growth averaged 3.6% per year but in the last 20 years, from 2000 - 2020, it has averaged a meagre 1.8%. In other words, growth has been cut in half.

In regard to the health of Americans, unbelievably, over 70 million — 42 percent of the adult population — are obese.  Tragically enough, 15 million are morbidly obese.

The US has the lowest life expectancy among comparable countries - at the top we have Japan Switzerland, Australia, France, Sweden and at the bottom, ranking 12th, is the US.

Let us note also, that the birthrate is the lowest since they began keeping records; its been below replacement since 1971.

It seems to us that in regard to the manifest weakness in the economy and the deterioration of the health of Americans, the measures that have been taken have been superficial, to say the least.

We can do better. We suggest different path, longer and more arduous… that of healing this people and this American earth. A first step on the road back would encompass the revitalization of agricultural, the resuscitation of family farms, victory gardens, community gardens and edible schoolyards.

Your comments and suggestions would be so appreciated,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
President

Living Tree Community Foods

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Recipe: Keto Pecan Pie Tarts (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

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Buttery smooth maple pecan cream on a shortbread cookie crust. No gluten/dairy

Ingredients:

Crust:

Filling:

Instructions

To make the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 375. Use 4 mini (5") tart pans with removable bottoms for easy release.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together flax and water. Set aside to thicken for a few minutes. Add maple syrup and oil into flax mixture and whisk.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Pour wet over dry and mix well. (If too dry, add a small splash of water until a dough forms.)

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January 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!)
Pecan Butter - Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Pecan Butter is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic pecans grown by Texas family farmers. We make it by slicing raw pecans into a luxurious spread then seasoning it with a little Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Try it on fresh crunchy vegetables or mixed with your favorite soup.

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.

Hawaiian Native Forest Honey – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic Hawaiian Native Forest Honey is gathered by a family of two generations of beekeepers. It has a rich, slightly fruity taste and silky texture. This raw honey is alive with beneficial enzymes and intact grains of pollen and propolis.

New! Items For January

Celtic Sea Salt - Alive

Living Tree Community Foods raw Celtic Sea Salt is totally unprocessed, kosher and hand harvested. It is dried by the sun and the wind, retaining the ocean’s moisture and locking in a vast array of vital trace elements. This sea salt is a coarse, moist salt that gets a light grey hue from the pure clay sole it is harvested from.

Hazelnut Chocolate Almond Butter – Alive and Organic

Back in Stock!

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Hazelnut Chocolate Almond Butter is created in Berkeley, California from a combination of alive, raw organic nuts and dark chocolate. Starting with almonds grown by California family farmers, we’ve added Oregon grown hazelnuts and our organic dark chocolate. The flavors of the butter are accentuated by our organic Hawaiian Native Forest Honey and pink crystal salt. It is produced slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture.

Medjool Dates (California) – Sundried & Organic

New Crop!

Living Tree Community Foods organic medjool dates are grown by a farming family in southern California. These are large and magnificent dates. You’ll be pleased with their quality. Pack them along when traveling or hiking. Great addition to school lunches. What a wonderful gift idea!

Halawi Dates – Sundried & Organic

New Crop!

Living Tree Community Foods organic halawi dates have tender, juicy flesh and are grown by family farmers in southern California. Halawi dates are a sweet, soft, blonde variety. These dates are dried naturally on the tree by ambient temperature.

Internship Opportunities at Living Tree Community Foods

Are you contemplating a career in the organic food industry? Why not begin with an internship?!  Work side by side with us in sales, marketing and social media. Get hands-on experience in producing nut butters, oils and chocolates. We will visit family farmers and go backpacking in the High Sierras.

For more information, write to us and send a resume to jesse@livingtreecommunity.com

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