Devin Shomaker

I would like to farm around 1 acre of grapevines. I would also be interested in a tiny home short term rental business to accompany the vineyard install.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Westchester County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10

Farming Status

Established farmer: Over 10 years of farm management experience or ownership

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Full time farmer with two vineyard locations.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner
  • Formal agricultural education

Viticulture & Oenology degree.  7 years in the vineyard management and winemaking industry.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Conventional
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline apple icon Fruits

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

Grapevines for wine production.

Marketing Method

My business, Rooftop Reds, the worlds first commercially viable rooftop vineyard system located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Farm business plan or farm resume

I have a business plan

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Would like to discuss building a tiny home on property and develop a short term rental business in cooperation with land owner.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • Business Partnership

Long term lease for vineyard propagation.

Will this operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?


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