Our Mission

Tinyfield Roofhop Farm is a small-scale, rooftop farm growing microgreens, salad greens, edible flowers, and hops in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Our goal is to provide high quality, hyper-local produce to consumers, restaurants, and markets. We created this “roofhop” farm to transform underused urban space into a robust ecosystem that also provides a vibrant space for community events and social gatherings. Tinyfield builds a collaborative experience for diners and drinkers alike, connecting the worlds of local agriculture and microbrewing. But most importantly, we are part of a movement for urban farmers to grow big dreams on a tiny field.


Who We Are

Tinyfield Roofhop Farm Keely Gerhold
Keely Gerhold, Co-Founder and Farmer
Growing up on a dairy farm in South Dakota cultivated Keely’s love for agriculture at an early age but it took several years for her to realize that agriculture and ag policy is where her heart is. Aside from farming, Keely holds a MPA in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management from NYU Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Service. She loves that her rural roots collide with city living while working on NYC urban farms, and is eternally devoted to beer, tacos, and cheese.

Tinyfield Roofhop Farm Katrina Cequera
Katrina Ceguera and Keely Gerhold

Tinyfield Roofhop Farm Kerry O'Connor
Kerry O'Connor, Construction
Kerry has lived in Brooklyn for almost ten years, working in a number of areas ranging from carpentry to web design. He has helped Tinyfield construct our greenhouse offering his insights, tools, and endless wit to the start-up process. Check out his work at

Tinyfield Roofhop Farm Gwen Shockey
Gwen Shockey, Graphic Designer
Gwen is a fine artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of Amos Eno Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn where she serves as the secretary of the Board. Her artwork has been exhibited in New York City venues such as A.I.R. Gallery and MoMA PS1 Studio Visit and her design work has been featured by Scholastic, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Time Magazine, and NPR. She is currently beginning her MFA degree at Pratt Institute. Check out her work at

Tinyfield Roofhop Farm Francisco Cervantes
Francisco Cervantes, Electrical & Computer Engineer
Francisco is always up to something. Whether assembling the flick-of-the-wrist mechanics in the greenhouse, harvesting hops for the first batch of beer, or maintaining Tinyfield's website, he always whistles while he works. Check out his work at


Crops & Hops

Tinyfield Roofhop Farm began its first full season in 2015. We strive to grow varieties of greens that are diverse and delicious, because we believe food deserves to be celebrated. Growing food in an urban space lessens the time between harvest to fork, which is crucial for quickly perishable items like greens and herbs. By being a part of the community that grows food in the city, we can localize our food system and create our own foodshed. Tinyfield serves local restaurants to ensure our greens come to life in the most beautiful and creative ways and to grocers to connect directly with consumers and home cooks. Young farmers are critical to the food movement and only 6% of farmers in the U.S. are under the age of 35. Our space works to grow food and young farmers for and in our communities.

In addition to greens, Tinyfield grows hops for local brewers. New York State’s new Farm Brewery Bill requires craft brewers who would like to receive a Farm Brewery license to brew beer made primarily from locally grown farm products. Tinyfield is growing hops to rebuild our state's hop growing history and connect New Yorkers to the agriculture behind their brews. Currently, we are growing 100 Cascade hop plants on our roof and will continue to expand both vegetables and hops in coming seasons.



Edible Brooklyn
Heritage Radio Network Beer Sessions Radio
NYC Craft Beer Guide
NYC Beer Week: Hopped in New York
Brooklyn Magazine
Kiva Video
Beer Advocate


Contact Us!

For produce orders and inquiries regarding holding a workshop or supper on the rooftop hop farm,
please contact Keely Gerhold at

Find Us!

Restaurants and places where you can find the goods:

Cow & Clover
Greene Grape Provisions
Maison May
Watty & Meg
Sunshine Co.
Delaware & Hudson
Barley + Oats
The Pixie & the Scout