Newsletter - November 11, 2020

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Video: All the Lonely People: A Cry From the Depths of the American Soul

Dear brothers and sisters,

It seems to us that the social fabric is torn; tragically enough there is a rise in deaths of despair mainly from drugs and suicide. The rates of anxiety, depression and suicide are at an all-time high.

Let us recall that the present pandemic is one of many. Long before it there was the pandemic of cancer, the pandemic of cardio vascular, the pandemic of diabetes and the pandemic of obesity. Moreover the average lifespan has fallen for the last three years.

This come as no surprise when one considers that an astonishing 60 percent of the food Americans eat is ultra-processed. These include pizza, chicken nuggets, burgers and soda. They contain unnaturally high amounts of sugar, salt, processed oils and unhealthy fats.

We suggest that we begin the long journey back by reclaiming ourselves and our heritage with a five step program of green drinks, intermittent fasting,vigorous exercise, victory gardens and tree planting.

May we wish good health prosperity and success to you and your family.

Jesse Schwartz PhD


Living Tree Community Foods

Video: A Few Words on Our Almond Butter - Alive & Organic

Recipe: Purple Sweet Potato Pie {Vegan, Paleo}

recipe image from remote site

NOT your average sweet potato pie. Simply GORGEOUS purple pie that's sure to wow your family on Thanksgiving.



  • 1 cup dry roasted almonds
  • 2/3 cup medjool dates - pitted
  • splash of water to help blend, if needed

Sweet Potato Filling:

  • 1 2/3 cups mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup maple syrup - to taste
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil - melted
  • 2 Tbs milk of choice - I used coconut
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ginger - optional. I omitted
  • 1/16 tsp nutmeg - to taste
  • Dash of pink salt

New! Items For November

American Spirit Chocolate Bar Gift Pack

Imagine! Giving a gift honoring the qualities that will, one day, redeem us: We have in mind the genius and leadership of Steve Jobs, the dedication and devotion of John Muir and the passionate creativity of Isadora Duncan.

With this gift you are conveying a message that we will come through.

Included in this Gift Pack:

Vanilla Innovation Chocolate Bar (1)

John Muir Dark Chocolate Bar (1)

"Some Like It Hot" Cayenne Chocolate Bar (1)

A $23.97 value, yours for $21.00

Golden Flax Seed Oil – Alive and Organic

Back in stock!

This Cold-Pressed oil has a delightfully nutty, buttery flavor. We think you’ll agree that it’s the best tasting flax oil. Rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6.

Flax lignans are phytonutrients found in unrefined grains, legumes, certain vegetables and seeds. Flax is the richest source of lignans, providing more lignans than most other plant sources. Flax lignan is one of the hottest natural health ingredients in the market place. Flax has been valued for centuries for its good flavor and nutritional properties.

Golden Flax Seeds (Whole) – Alive & Organic

Back in stock!

These beautiful seeds are so nutritious. Golden flax seed are larger and softer than the more usual dark brown flax seed and have a mild nutty flavor that enchances food or drink. Grind in you seed mill or coffee grinder and sprinkle on everything you eat.

Macadamia Oil (American Grown) – Alive and Organic

Back in stock after a lengthy absence!

This macadamia oil is produced from macadamia nuts grown by family farmers. The trees thrive in the luxurious fertile soil of the isle of Kona, Hawaii.

Imparts a smooth, nutty flavor to foods. It is quite shelf stable. Has a distinct, inviting nutty aroma. Use macadamia oil for salad dressings, light sauteeing and stir frying – anything you’d normally use olive oil for.

Jujubes - Alive & Organic Chinese Date Apples

Ziziphus jujuba Chinese date apples are here! Experience their refreshingly pleasant flavor. They’ve been cultivated in China for more than 4,000 years. Jujubes are red outside with a crispy texture, edible skin, and a sweet-tart flavor. Grown for you by Judith Redmond with Full Belly Farms, an outstanding family farmer here in California.

Jujuberries contain a wide array of nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, copper, niacin, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. They contain 20 times more vitamin C than any citrus fruit, strengthening the immune system and fighting infections, which may be why they’ve been used medicinally for millennia in many cultures, as a tea for sore throat, for example.

Blanched Almonds - Organic

We are happy to announce these wonderful blanched almonds. They feature a slight roasted flavor. These blanched almonds are made from organic almonds grown by Nick, David and Steve Koretoff, California family farmers of five generations. They open some fascinating possibilities like making your own white almond butter. Another possibility would be almond cream.

Almond Flakes – Alive & Organic

Back in stock after a long absence!

Imagine tossing alive, organic almond flakes into your salad or as a topping on alive pies and desserts. How about sprinkling on alive soups and green drinks? Made from alive, organic almonds grown by California family farmers.

November 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.

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!

Brazil Nut Butter - Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Brazil Nut Butter is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw brazil nuts gathered by native people in the rain forests of Amazonia. We make it by slicing raw brazil nuts into a luxurious spread and then seasoning it with a little Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Brazil nuts are energy dense and highly nutritious. A great source of concentrated dietary selenium.

A Few Words From Our Wonderful Customers

My husband and I are in love with the nut butters by Living Tree Community Foods. We are hooked for life! We have tried almost every brand of nut butters out there and we were just not impressed. Living Tree Community Food nut butters taste so fresh and the unique blends are just our favorite so thank you thank you. Our 18 month old son loves the almond, Brazil nut and cashew blend in his oatmeal and he’s a picky picky eater. We also love the nut flours, they are perfectly ground and taste so fresh! Thank you again for your divine products.... Suniti


I received my order today. I have to tell you that for the first time ever, I was able to place my own order. In the past, my daughter in law would have to do it for me because I'm visually impaired. She notified me last week that Living Tree has a new web site and that I should see if it was finally accessible to people like me. The verdict is that it's one of the easiest I've used. Thank you so much for caring about us glorious elders... Diana


Your tag line is SERIOUS! “Created for YOU...”
I have never written a love letter to a nut company before~ but I am so taken with your ‘alive and organic ALMOND BUTTER’ that it’s hard to put the top back on the bottle!!
This is the tastiest, most delicious almond butter I’ve ever experienced in my 73 years on our beautiful Mother Earth!
Thank you for keeping me in mind when you created this product...(“created for you” is totally believable!!!)
….Took me a while to find you~ but now that I have~I will be another of your devoted fans! (It will make a great gift for my siblings back East, too!)
Just had to ket you know how delighted I am!
Thank you for introducing the world to such high quality, bursting with flavor, and incredible textured nut butter!  My Universe has just expanded! (...and maybe my waist as well!)
Best regards and cheers!!!

Sara Jo West

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