Season Extension: Marketing and Economics
High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques
Information on budgeting, business planning and marketing strategies for a season extension enterprise.
2003 High Tunnel Production Manual
A 17-chapter manual covering a wide range of high tunnel production topics. For purchase only.
CSA Training Manual for Producers
This manual will provide new and prospective CSA farmers with the basics of CSA management.
Expanding Winter Harvest and Sales for New England Vegetable Crops
This website offers resources on winter vegetable crop storage, marketing and low-cost season extension....
Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Fact Sheets
These fact sheets discuss alternative containers, marketing and crop selection, alternatives to synthetic...
Success Basics in High Tunnel Production: Three Maryland Case Studies
This three-year study involved five innovative farmers in building high tunnels to investigate best...
The following resources, which were not funded or produced by SARE, contain valuable information.
Hoophouse Farming Startup: Economics, Efforts and Experiences from 12 Novice Hoophouse Farmers (a Michigan State University Extension bulletin)
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food resources for local marketing (a USDA initiative to strengthen local and regional food systems)
Planning for Profit: How to Analyze High Tunnel Finances (a Cornell University High Tunnel Team fact sheet)
Properties and Recommended Conditions for the Long-Term Storage of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (a University of California, Davis resource)
Sample Budgets and Spreadsheets for Specific Crops (a Cornell University High Tunnel Team resource)
Vegetable Production Budgets for a High Tunnel (an Iowa State University fact sheet)
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