Newsletter - March 17, 2021

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Video: The Necessity of Victory Gardens

We are confident that you will pull us through as you did during the Great Depression and the Second World War. You will redeem us. You will bring about the “new birth o freedom” that Abraham Lincoln prophesied.

In the certainty then, of renewal and regeneration, we plant-

We plant  romaine lettuce- because 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 as ultra-processed foods make up 60% of the American diet.

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

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

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

We plant mustard greens in the hope you will get together with friends and neighbors and plant a community garden and maybe even an edible schoolyard as well.

Brothers and sisters! We urge you to start you victory garden! All you need is a tray filled with potting soil and some seeds.

Let’s go forward to abundance!

Let’s build here a Victory Garden for the American 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: Raw Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

recipe image from remote site

What can be better than a raw dessert that is creamy and full of almond and chocolate flavor and only 8 ingredients (+water)? This cheesecake is so creamy and rich, you won't believe it is dairy-free or vegan!




Chocolate crust

  • 3 heaping cups sliced almonds not whole (11 oz, 310 g)
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao 18 g
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
  • pinch fine sea salt

New! Items For March

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.

March 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!)
Black Sesame Tahini – Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Black Sesame Tahini is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic black sesame seeds grown by family farmers. We make it by slicing raw black sesame seeds into a luxurious spread then adding organic black sesame oil. An excellent source of calcium.

Golden Flax Seeds (Whole) – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic are larger and softer than the more usual dark brown flax seed. They have a mild nutty flavor that enhances food or drink. These beautiful seeds are so nutritious. Grind in your seed mill or coffee grinder and sprinkle on everything you eat.

California Almond Flour – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods organic almond flour is produced from raw and alive nonpareil almonds grown by the Koretoff family, California family farmers of five generations. Rejoice in its moist, oily aliveness. What wonderful alive cookies and cakes you will make! Combine with honey, chopped dates and raisins for an alive pie shell. You’ll think of many other creative uses!

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