Farmer Information

Hoophouses for Health provides participating farmers with funding to build a new hoophouse.  Farmers “repay” their five-year, zero-interest “loan” by accepting Hoophouses for Health vouchers from participating families or providing free produce to qualifying schools or early childhood programs.  Farmers can accept vouchers for any food product or food producing plant produced on their farm.  Products do not have to come from the hoophouse purchased with the loan.

How It Works

Steps for Farmers

Funding available now, apply as soon as possible to receive a loan for this spring!  

Hoophouses for Health Farmer Application Materials

Frequently Asked Questions 

Crop Plan Data Template

Example Hoophouse Budget

Application Evaluation Rubric

2017 Hoophouses for Health Application

Online Application Form

Printable PDF Application Form

Webinar Recordings

Basic Hoophouse Design and Structure Options

Packaging and Displays for Farmers Market Stands

Advanced Cool Season High Tunnel Production

Vegetable Transplant Greenhouses: Design, Set-up, Tips, and Techniques

Intermediate/Advanced Warm Season High Tunnel Crop Production

Connecting and Selling to Schools and Specialty Grocery Stores

Participating Farmer Materials

Voucher Redemption Report

Farm to School FAQ’s

Contact

For more information, interested farmers should contact one of our Outreach Specialists:

Adam Montri     admontri@msu.edu     (517) 355-5191 ext. 1407

Erin Caudell       caudelle@msu.edu     (517) 355-5191 ext. 1408