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Saucy Tomatoes and Blueberry Thrills

A Humorous Harvest from the Biodynamic Farm

December 2014
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  • Published
    1st December 2014
  • ISBN 9781621481140
  • Language English
  • Pages 134 pp.
  • Size 5.25" x 8"

Is farming funny (punny)?
Biodynamic farming?

In this lively and wide-ranging selection of twenty-five short vignettes, John Bloom muses amusingly on, if not all, then many things under the sun.

Beginning with an inquiring mind, a sharp wit, and a vegetable (in that order), Mr. Bloom bounds from the biodynamic soil of Live Power Farm CSA in California, glides through literature, art, language, and history (all vegetable-related, of course), and lands back down in the rich compost of possibility. Inspired, above all, by his deep appreciation for the CSA model (and the food such farms produce), this collection, informative but lighthearted, points the way toward a more healthful future: from good food and humor, more good things will come.

John Bloom

JOHN BLOOM is Director of Organizational Culture at RSF Social Finance in San Francisco ( As part of his work there, he has been developing the Transforming Money Network, as well as other educational programs that address the intersection of money and spirit in personal and social transformation.  Mr. Bloom founded two nonprofits and has served as a trustee on several, including Yggdrasil Land Foundation ( He has worked with more than a hundred nonprofit organizations in capacity-building and cultural change. He leads workshops and lectures and has written extensively on education, the economics of a biodynamic CSA, and about money and philanthropy. He lives in San Francisco. As of October 2016, John Bloom is also General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America. He writes a blog at