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Grow Fresh Produce Year-Round with Hoop Houses

The 8th Day with Todd Paz
The 8th Day with Todd Paz

Marquette, MIApril 19, 2017 – Have you ever hated the fact that your home grown tomatoes and other veggies aren’t quite as big or ripe as the ones you can get at the market? That’s because the growing season in the U.P. is just too short. But you can extend growing seasons using hoop houses!

Abbery Palmer from the MSU North Farm stopped by the 8th Day with Todd Pazz to discuss hoop houses and the upcoming workshops at the MSU North Farm.

On Friday April 21, incubator farmers (people ready to start a farm business that just need resources) and backyard growers can stop by the MSU North Farm for a workshop on hoop houses. The North Farm, previously known as the MSU Experiment Station, is located in Chatham.

The typical grow period in the Upper Peninsula is about 85 days. Hoops houses allow people to grow their vegetables to ripeness. Grow those tomatoes for 110 days and see the difference! Hoop houses can be made out of materials that you can get at your local hardware store. The workshop will go over what materials you need, and how to make the houses.

For more information about the MSU North Farm and the upcoming summer workshop, visit their website.

Listen to the full interview with Abbey Palmer below. Join Todd Pazz on the 8th Day Saturday mornings from 9am-10am on Sunny FM.