Winter Greens Production: Sales Revenue and Energy Costs

Published Nov 3, 2014

We compare the energy use of winter high tunnel production to the product revenue during the first season of operation. Greenhouses and high tunnels allow farmers to extend the growing season. Greenhouses and high tunnels can increase revenue per square foot. Managed properly, the increased revenue can offset the expense of additional infrastructure. In the first winter of production, Lee’s Greens was able to keep their revenue above their energy costs. Propane was the bulk of the energy expenditure.