Blue Gate high tunnels record keeping project, winter, season 3

Published Feb 5, 2012


Jill Beebout and Sean Skeehan of Blue Gate Farm have kept records in their high tunnel for the past three seasons to create Iowa-specific scheduling and marketing information to determine which high tunnel crops generate the most revenue per square foot for their farm. This particular report focuses on the winter season with crops planted between August-October 2010 and harvested between November-March 2011. Gross revenue for this time period was $2644 and net revenue was $1860. The project has provided valuable information to Jill and Sean, who appreciate the controlled environment the high tunnels add to their farm. They plan to put up a third high tunnel and increase their covered growing area within the next two years.