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My wife and I are taking the commercial plunge. After running a successful backyard hybrid system for a year, we purchased 4 acres and moved. We have 3 quotes for high tunnels 30x100'. There is 2 steel barns on the property located in growing zone 6a. We plan to use half of one of the barns for a fish house and build a double skinned high tunnel behind the barn east to west.

I was reading that if I expand the size to 130' it will only cost me an extra $1500 initially, but with the increased growing area, my profit will be much higher. Any thoughts? Also, I need a little help with a business plan.


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Comment by Jim Maceda on April 19, 2015 at 10:57am

Wish you the best.I'm heading down your path after completing a winter of operating in the North Country of N.Y.

I will expand a little for the summer and decide how to proceed to commercial. I look forward to your post.


Comment by Tom Helmers on April 8, 2015 at 9:35am

We attended the training last year.  It was very informative.  We are in the process of building now and I was hoping for a few tips.

Comment by JoAnne Bell on April 8, 2015 at 9:20am


I recommend this course, through Green Acres, to all aquapons interested in going commercial. They have classes in Florida and Colorado. It's a comprehensive course covering: the real costs of setting up your greenhouse and systems (needed for a business plan), and creating marketing and sales plans. 

Good luck!


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