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Our Products

Nifty Hoops designs, manufactures and installs hoophouses for local growers throughout the Midwest.

30′ Gothic Hoophouse Structures

Nifty Hoops produces a 30′ wide gothic structure that can be built from 48′ to 192′ in length.

Features:

  • Strong: Triple gusseted cross-braces span every interior bow and stretch 22‘ across the 30‘ structure. While creating a strong house for our northern climates, these braces also integrate with our plant trellising system, creating a quick and easy way to train tomatoes, cucumbers and other vining crops.
  • Rugged: our Gatorshield galvanized tubing and strong woven poly end-wall and rollup panels are built to last
  • Grower-friendly: Our 6′ side-wall height provides complete perimeter walk area and easy access to the complete growing footprint.
  • Accessible: Our end-wall design incorporates a hinged door for daily entry and (2) large equipment access panels that give you cost effective, and easily-winterized doorways.
  • We have incorporated our low voltage/low energy use louver motors as standard equipment on our hoophouse installations.  Say goodbye to industry standard louver motors that use power to stay open, hour after hour, day after day.  We are the first to market with a low voltage louver system that uses only pennies per year, standard on every hoophouse.

Hoophouse Installation Pricing:

2017 pricing has been extended through January 2018, including all materials and professional installation. By structure length:

48′ 72′ 96′ 120′

144′

168′ 192′

$9,900

$12,100

$14,300

$16,500

 $18,700

$20,900

$23,100

Travel:

Add $4/mile from Ann Arbor, MI

 

Upgrades Available:

Optional overhead irrigation system installed price:

48′ 72′ 96′ 120′

144′

168′ 192′

$400

$450

$500

$550

$600

$650

$700

 

Drip Irrigation: Includes drip tape, header, pressure reduction & filter, basic fittings – $225

Trellising Supplies: Roller-plast spools for tomatoes and other crops, support wire, tomato clips – $1/linear bed foot.

Roll- up end walls: Upgrade end-wall access to manual roll panels – 8′ high x 22′ wide open end-wall access!

  • one end: $650    both ends: $1100

Low energy/solar upgrades:

Complete 200W – 12V solar system:  Upgrade the standard build to include (2) 100W 12V solar panels with (2) deep cycle batteries, battery management and 12V to 110V inverter.  We have upgraded our 12V solar system from 100 Watts to 200 Watts to better get through those dark winter months.  System powers, and includes, low voltage louver motors and low energy use inflation blower system: $1600

Automated side ventilation upgrades:

Upgrade roll-up side curtains to automated/motorized (both sides, includes 24V transformer): $950

Complete 24V solar system upgrade to standard build.  Includes (2) 100W 12V solar panels (wired in series for 24V) with inverter, battery, and battery management (system is capable of powering, and includes motorized/automated roll-up sides from above, low voltage louver motors and low energy use inflation blower system): $2400

Note: There is no guarantee that the solar systems above will be adequate to power your components throughout the year.  Local weather conditions, shading, and your actual energy use will determine if additional panels and/or batteries are required.

This 30×48 structure was built in 2013 for Kate Bartley of Silo Hydro Farm

This 30×48 structure was built in 2013 for Kate Bartley of Silo Hydro Farm

14′ Hoophouse structures

Our 14′ wide “caterpillar tunnel” combines affordability with easy mobility. This hoophouse can be built as a stand-alone stationary structure, complete with doors and roll up sides. But the real value of the SideStep hoophouse comes alive with the mobile/modular system, stepping sideways in sections onto multiple sets of ground posts.

  • Affordable: The SideStep hoophouse can be installed for roughly half the cost of Gothic hoophouses, while adding valuable mobility.
  • New valuable features: every structure includes groundcloth weed barrier and poly baseboards
  • Hyper-mobile: 2 people can relocate 2,000 sf of hoophouse in 1 hour, allowing new sophisticated rotations to maximize value
  • Is functionally half the width of our 30′ Gothic structure: 14′ width still allows (4) 30″ beds with generous pathways
  • Buttons up in the winter: Wire-lock channel in the baseboards let’s you secure the poly cover in wind and harsh weather conditions
  • Ready for your growing needs: cross braces provide snow load protection and can be used for irrigation and trellising functions
This 14′ SideStep mobile/modular installation was completed for Hawkins Family Farm in 2013

This 14′ SideStep mobile/modular installation was completed for Hawkins Family Farm in 2013