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.
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.
Katrina Ceguera and Keely Gerhold
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 oko.nyc
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 & 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 fcodesign.com