May 17, 2017Stats offer look at US greenhouse veg production per state
Gary Hickman of Cuesta Roble Consulting has updated his latest report that estimates the acreage and number of greenhouse growers in the U.S. by state. According to Hickman’s report, the largest number of greenhouse vegetable growers/producers are located in the states of Pennsylvania – 593, New York – 435, California–427, Maine–386 and Michigan–341.
The rankings by number of acres of greenhouse vegetable production per state show: California – 650 acres, Arizona – 319 acres, Texas – 187 acres., New York – 115 acres, Florida – 81 acres.
With the average U.S. sales/acre of greenhouse grown vegetables at $280,000, the states with the largest number of acres of greenhouses are also the top five states in the category of sales/state (million $): California – $165, Arizona – $124, Texas – $47, New York–$27, Florida-–$15.
Of the total number of greenhouse vegetable farms, 1,515 are certified organic producers, and make up 460 acres.
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