My sister, Judith, and her family live on a Moshav, between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, close to Jordan and close to 400 metres below sea level. A farm in the desert? Yes, indeed: peppers and tomatoes and dates and watermelon and flowers and courgettes and more. We saw the Moshav's produce for sale in Tel Aviv; you may well have eaten peppers grown by my brother-in-law, or tomatoes from his neighbour.
Smilebox: the Moshav in January