Captiva Verde Farms  grows in three regions in the southwestern United States, each with a unique climate and growing seasons:

Imperial Valley – The Imperial Valley at 65 feet above sea level is a warm and dry place that supports agriculture because of a well-established system of irrigation based in Colorado River water. Summer is too hot for growing greens, but in winter, long sunny days and mild temperatures are perfect for growing organic spinach and kale.

Central Arizona – At 1860 feet above sea level, central Arizona has a longer growing season than the Imperial Valley but is still too hot in the summer for growing greens.  Central Arizona is our preferred location for early spring and late fall crops.

Tehachapi, CA -– Tehachapi at 4000 feet has a cold winter but its temperate summers and ample groundwater make it our preferred summer growing location.



Latest Recipes

Arugula Basil Walnut Pesto Flatbread

A flatbread opens up many culinary options. They can be sweet or savory, a main course, snack or a side.


Creamy Mac and Cheese with Kale

Everyone loves mac and cheese, and it's even better with kale!


Coconut Peach Green Smoothie

This not-too-sweet smoothie is a wonderful out-the-door breakfast. Light in texture and keeps you going.


Chard, Bacon and Gruyère Omelet

Fluffy eggs filled with chard, smoky bacon and melted Gruyère are a perfect start to a day.


Crispy Baked Kale Chips

These crispy kale chips provide all of the goodness of kale, yet satisfy that craving for something crunchy.


Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad with Spring Mix

The rich nutty flavor of couscous with roasted vegetables and crisp spring mix - a perfectly balanced dish.