Hello, from all of us at the Farm.

We grow fresh produce, including squash, and distribute it to those in need in the High Desert Community.

Our Vision

We believe that everyone deserves access to healthy and nutritious food.

Who we are

A non-profit organization dedicated to growing fresh produce and distributing it to those in need in the High Desert Community.

Our Mission

To provide people healthy options for produce.

Interested in how you can help?

Squash for Friends was established in 2006 by James Hill, a retired officer from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The farm is situated at 20964 Waladi Rd in Apple Valley. It produces a variety of fruits that are distributed free of charge. The farm comprises around 120 fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum, apricot, and peach trees. Additionally, vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, squash, and cucumbers are grown during the growing season.

Squash4Friends Produce Stand

Our produce stand is available at the location, where the public can visit at their convenience every Friday. On average, approximately 300 to 500 pounds of produce, canned goods, and meats are placed at the stand.

In addition to providing produce and canned goods, Squash for Friends has played a significant role in establishing multiple community gardens, including the one at the Senior Citizen Center in Victorville.

Every year, Squash for Friends distributes seeds, plants, fertilizer, and drip systems to individuals who are interested in starting their own gardens.

The farm has become a popular educational destination, with several schools bringing students to learn about farming practices and the variety of crops grown.

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts frequently visit the farm as part of their badge-earning activities, making multiple trips throughout the year.

The farm also welcomes exchange students who are interested in experiencing the operations of a non-profit organization firsthand.