Newsletter - July 21, 2021

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Video: Your Victory Garden for Autumn - Let's Get Growing!

Dear brothers and sisters,

Now is the time to plant for autumn and winter;so let’s get growing! As our secret ingredient, let’s add some intentionality- these times demand it!

We plant   lettuce-The American Obesity Association suggests that by 2025  50% of Americans may be obese — and predicts this will jump to 60% by 2030.

We plant kale -  because 60% of caloric content of the food we eat is ultra processed -that includes pizza, chicken nuggets and fries.

We plant chard-the rates of depression, anxiety and suicide are currently at an all-time high.

We plant  spinach because diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide.One-third of Americans (115 million) are either prediabetic or diabetic.

We plant parsley because of the epidemic of autism among children.

We plant mustard greens because the US has the highest rate of cancer yet little or nothing is done as to prevention.

We plant carrots because drug overdose deaths surged nearly 30% in 2020. Think of it! There were  93,000 deaths from drug overdoses  last year, a record high,  the sharpest annual increase in at least three decades.

We plant in the hope you will get together with neighbors and friends  and plant a community garden and an edible schoolyard.

We are confident that you will come through with renewal and regeneration; one day this great land will be a garden for the American spirit.

Jesse Schwartz

Living Tree Community Foods

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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

Recipe: Vegan Corn Chowder

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This Vegan Corn Chowder is full of flavour and delicious with fresh corn from the farmer’s market. Enjoy it for lunch, an appetizer or a light meal!


  • 1/3 cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight then drained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp herbs de Provence (can sub dried thyme)
  • 4 ears of corn, kernels removed from the cob (approx 3 cups)
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • fresh herbs to garnish (optional)

Introducing Our Loyal Rewards Program

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Here at Living Tree Community Foods we have created our loyalty program with exclusive rewards to say 'thank you' to our amazing customers.  

Earn 3 Points for every $1 you spend online to earn coupons to save money on future online orders.

Click here to learn more

Free Gifts When You Shop with Us!

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

$150 - Free Shipping & 4oz Pack of Almonds

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

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New! Items For July

Cherry & Honey Filled Chocolate Bars - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cheery & 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.

California Heritage Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It's back! We are delighted to be offering it to you again.

Living Tree Community Foods California Heritage Olive Oil is rich in antioxidants. We invite you to rejoice in its robust, sharp flavor. Experience how its pungency enhances the flavors of food.

Our California Heritage Olive Oil has a high available biophenol content: 605 ppm (parts per million) compared with 222 ppm for most extra virgin olive oils. In other words, its biophenol content is 2.7 times the average. Very high phenolic content and excellent stability should provide long shelf life of over a year as well as beneficial health value. This olive oil has, along with its bitterness and pungency, mineral and green vegetable organoleptic characteristics.

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.

July 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!)
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.

Nutritional Yeast (Large Flake) – Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Nutritional Yeast is a flavor enhancer that offers naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and micro-nutrients. These large flakes are a bit spicier and have more yeast flavor than other nutritional yeast. A favorite for adding savory flavor to soups, sauces, gravies, and prepared foods where umami flavor is needed.

Coconut Oil – Organic and Extra Virgin

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Coconut Oil is Extra Virgin and Unrefined. The flavor is mild with a fresh coconut taste and a strong coconut aroma. The color will vary from white to very light yellow. The oil will liquefy around 80 degrees and then re-solidify with small crystalline structure if cooling rapidly or large crystalline structure if slowly.

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