Newsletter - November 16, 2021

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Video: Metaverse Man vs. Jeffersonian American

Dear brothers and sisters,

Facebook’s squandering of billions of dollars, thousands of workers and years of effort to build a high-tech, artificially intelligent virtual reality is an affront to 245 years of American history. Millions of hours of human labor, tragically enough, are being devoted to a system where people exist in immersive, virtual and shared spaces—they call it a “metaverse”. It represents a digital reality where people through an icon or a graphical representation of themselves, called an “avatar” would be able to enter offices, attend meetings, attend concerts with friends or try on clothes in stores, just as they would out in the real world. To access this garden of  delights  one would have to wear a virtual reality headset while  being glued to a computer screen. 

In place of this lunarscape there could be community gardens, edible landscapes, edible schoolyards and family farms. Its a matter of reclaiming our American heritage. 

Let us close with the words of Thomas Jefferson:

…cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. they are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, & they are tied to their country & wedded to it’s liberty & interests by the most lasting bands.

With wishes of vibrant good heath to you and family,

Jesse Schwartz PhD

Living Tree Community Foods


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Recipe: Vegan Lentil Loaf (Vegan Meatloaf)

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This hearty vegan lentil loaf is packed with flavor, loaded with plant-based protein and makes for a delicious vegetarian entree for a holiday meal.


  • ½ cup dry brown, green lentils
  • 1 ⅓ cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • ½ large onion, about 1 heaping cup, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 rib of celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 Tablespoons tamari
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

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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!)
California Heritage Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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 Heritage Olive Oil is created from olives harvested from Mission variety olive trees planted in the spring of 1913. Imagine! 108 year old olive trees are still producing bountifully! The olives are dry farmed.

Almond Cashew Brazil Nut Innovation Butter – Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Almond Cashew & Brazil Nut Innovation Butter is created in Berkeley, California from a combination of alive, raw organic nuts high in selenium. Starting with almonds grown by California family farmers, we’ve added Brazil nuts and cashews for smoothness and spread-ability. The flavors of the nuts are accentuated by our organic Hawaiian Native Forest Honey, organic raisins and pink crystal salt. It is produced slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture.

Cashew Butter - Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cashew Butter is created in Berkeley, California from raw, sun dried and organic cashews. We make it slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture. Created to retain the quintessential cashew flavor. Try it on apple slices, celery sticks or a wedge of persimmon.

New! Items For November

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.

Yellow Cornmeal - Organic & Whole Grain

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Yellow Cornmeal is grown in Oregon and stone-milled in Burlington, Washington. Established in 1974, the mill is a small family-run business aligned with Hummingbird values - supporting local growers, aiming to supply high quality wholesome foods, focused on organic, and expanding their gluten-free flours.

Oat Groats - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods organic oat groats are whole oats with only the outer husk removed. Oats have more protein and healthy fats, and less carbohydrates than most other whole grains. This grain is high in beta-glucans, which work to stimulate the immune system. Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain.

Cherry & Honey Filled Chocolate Bars - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cherry & 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.

Put Ziziphus on Your Holiday Table!

Jujubes Raw Alive Organic

Chinese date apples, jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba), have been cultivated for more than 4000 years.

Living Tree Community raw, alive and organic jujubes are grown for you by Judith Redmond with Full Belly Farms. Jujubes are red outside with a crispy texture, edible skin and a sweet tart flavor. Experience their refreshingly pleasant flavor.

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

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