The new Eggert Family Organic Farm got a new plastic hoophouse late last month. Two dozen volunteers and staff came out on a chilly February morning to install the plastic cover.
The farm grows vegetables in the hoophouses which serve to extend the growing season – warm season crops in the summer and cool season greens in the winter and spring. Hoophouses are used year round and produce some of the highest yields on the farm.
To learn more about hoophouses, also known as high tunnels, check out these resources: http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/hightunnels/ and https://pubs.wsu.edu/ListItems.aspx?Keyword=high%20tunnel