Newsletter - March 24, 2021

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Video: Charles Darwin and "The Science"

Dear brothers and sisters,

According to Darwin all biological life can be explained through a directionless process of “survival of the fittest” and random mutation. Attributes in an organism will only develop when they accord the organism a survival advantage. Alfred Russell Wallace, who is credited as the co-originator of the concept of evolution, on the other hand, suggests that there are  areas of the biological world beyond the scope of natural selection’s operations and some purposive intelligence must be called upon to explain their existence. For example, Wallace reasons that man’s intellect – his reason, his artistic and musical ability, his wit, his talent, and most important,  his moral sense – his kindness, compassion, honesty, integrity… cannot be explained via the Darwinian mechanism of “survival of the fittest” and random mutation.  According to Wallace, this must be caused by an Intelligence that guided evolution. Wallace insisted that man’s mind was created by a Mind.

In place of the primitive materialism of evolution we have a natural world that is designed.

Wallace enunciated intelligent evolution, that is,  evolution as  part of a designed and guided universe.

These divergent views are still very much with us.One the one hand we have a scientistic view of reality, on the other something far richer and profound.

Please watch the video. Your comments are so appreciated.

Kindly accept our best wishes for good health,prosperity and success to you and your family. 

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Video: A Few Words on Our Zinc Cantata Selenium Sonata - Alive & Organic

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: Vegan Mayonnaise

recipe image from remote site

What I love about this homemade vegan mayonnaise, besides how fresh it is and the short list of real ingredients – is how simple it is to make. This egg-free mayo is the real deal, minus the eggs and it’s essentially the same process I take when I make a traditional mayonnaise. Of course, it also tastes incredible and it behaves just like the traditional mayonnaise we all know. It’s great on sandwiches, amazing on homemade pasta and potato salads, it’s great for dips and all the rest.


  • 1 cup soaked cashews, drained and rinse (soaked for 4 hours)
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard powder (you can also use dijon mustard)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar (raw sugar or other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1) Add all of the ingredients except the olive oil to your high speed blender. (I used my Vitamix)

2) Blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Passover Warehouse Closure

Dear Loyal Customers,

Our warehouse will be closed the week of March 29th - April 4th in observance of Passover. Orders placed during that week and the weekend before will ship out starting Monday April 5th. To ensure standard delivery time, we encourage placing your order by the morning of Friday March 26th. Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate your business.

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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