Newsletter - October 14, 2021

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Video: The Momentous Encounter: Columbus Meets the Indigenous

Dear brothers and sisters,

On Oct 12th, 1492 Columbus landed on the  tiny island of San Salvador in the Outer Bahamas. He encountered the Arawak people. With awe and even affection they welcomed Columbus and his men to their island paradise.

They were generous, gracious and kind. They had nothing to hide: they danced about in their birthday suits. Could there be a greater contrast with the  rigid, blocked, heavily armored and defended Europeans?

Indeed the Arawak were a sort of mirror for just how estranged the Europeans had become. It proved too much; the Arawak had to be destroyed; and so they were driven to extinction. The destruction of the Arawak people was a kind of dress rehearsal, so to speak, for what was to befall the indigenous throughout the New World.

Please accept  our good wishes for  vibrant good health to you and your family,

Jesse Schwartz

Living Tree Community Foods

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Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Bread

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The BEST Healthy Pumpkin Bread that is naturally sweetened with maple syrup. YUM!


  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour (can sub gluten-free flour, regular flour or whole-wheat)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 eggs (use flax eggs for vegan)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8×4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest together in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, orange juice, maple syrup and vanilla together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into your loaf pan filling 3/4 of the way full and sprinkle with crushed pecans.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.


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October 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.

“Call Of The Wild” White Clover Honey – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic Clover Honey has a rich, buttery flavor. Try on a slice of apple or pear. Blend into almond or coconut milk. Lends itself to alive confections like chia seed pudding.

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.

New! Items For October

Jujubes - Alive & Organic Chinese Date Apples

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic Jujubes are grown for you by Judith Redmond with Full Belly Farms, an outstanding family farmer in California. Jujubes are red outside with a crispy texture, edible skin, and a sweet-tart flavor. Experience their refreshingly pleasant flavor.

Sliced Almonds – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic sliced almonds are made from almonds grown by California family farmers. Imagine tossing alive, organic sliced almonds into your salad or as a topping on alive pies and desserts. How about sprinkling on alive soups and green drinks?

Tahini - Alive and Organic

Back in stock! From New Crop sesame seeds just harvested.

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Sesame Tahini is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic sesame seeds grown by Mexican family farmers. It is produced slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture. Imagine it in hummus, alive pies, or combined with organic honey for a deliciously decadent halva.

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.

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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