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Verdant Meadows
Mike Toreno instructing Carl Johnson to purchase the Verdant Meadows air strip
Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
For: Mike Toreno
Location: Mike Toreno's Ranch, Tierra Robada
Unlocks: Learning to Fly
Unlocked by: Interdiction
Toreno: "You know, after what you've done for me, it's like you're a pro now. I've got double agents in Panama who wanna put a price on your head. A Russian spy, some little, fat, Boris-looking guys is asking for clearence to interrogate you - Russian style. Calipers on the genitals. Feels good. You'd like it."
CJ: "That ain't nothin' cool, man! Just leave me alone! You're bad news!"
Toreno: "Don't worry about it! The Russians got bigger things to worry about than your genitals, believe me."
Mike Toreno tells Carl Johnson about why he needs him for protection

Verdant Meadows is a "breather" mission given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Mike Toreno to purchase an abandoned airfield in Carl's name.

Mission Brief

Toreno says he used Sweet as an excuse to get Carl to do jobs for him. They aren't releasing him yet, but they are looking after him, stating that Toreno needs Sweet alive as much as Carl does - apparently. After the last job, a price was put on Carl's head. Toreno needs him to start doing some real wet work.


Go to the abandoned airstrip in Verdant Meadows and buy it. It will cost you $80,000. If you don't have this amount of money, go out and earn it (or steal it). Once you have purchased the property, go into the office where you will see a red marker. Walk into it, and you'll receive a phone call from Toreno. The mission Learning to Fly (the Flying School) is automatically triggered.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to the abandoned airstrip and buy it


  • This is the only mission, along with Jizzy, in which the player can save the game or do other missions during a mission (discounting Learning to Fly which, as a school, can be completed in bits and pieces). This is due to the necessity of having enough money to purchase the airstrip.
  • This is the only mission where the player doesn't receive money from Toreno as a reward.
  • There is a book in Toreno's hand named "Conspiracy Theory" in the beginning. Toreno then tells Carl the history isn't even real, it's all made up.
  • Toreno tells Carl that book he's reading says Hitler killed himself and that they [the US] nuked Japan, and that people still believe those things.


The reward for this mission is increased Respect.


Video Walkthrough

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 68 - Verdant Meadows (HD)01:55

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 68 - Verdant Meadows (HD)


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