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.
Katrina Ceguera, Co-Founder and Farmer
Aside from managing operations at Tinyfield, Katrina is also the farm manager at JetBlue’s T5 Farm at JFK airport as well as an urban garden consultant. Her motivation to start a rooftop farm was to foster a deeper connection between people and the food and drink on their tables. Her love for growing food is only outweighed by her love for Taylor Swift.
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..
Kerry O'Connor, Construction
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 oko.nyc
Dan Kaminsky, Operational Support
Dan was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He has spent a lot of his time thinking about and engaged in social justice projects. He is now getting his masters degree at Goddard University in Social Innovation and Sustainability. Dan is new to the tinyfield team, but cannot wait to help apply the ideas learned into graduate school into the real world.
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 gwenshockeyfineart.com
Francisco Cervantes, Electrical & Web 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 fcodesign.com