High Tunnels: Are they Lucrative?

Published Feb 1, 2009

Fruit and vegetable farmers are often lured by the prospect of increasing their revenue by adding a high tunnel. These structures provide the opportunity to make money outside of the regular growing season, making it more feasible to create an income solely on the farm as well as taking some of the income pressure off of the main season when many farmers work inhumane hours. However, it costs money to construct a high tunnel. How much income do you have to create via your high tunnel to cover the expenses and make some money?