Towee and LuLu (the frog whisperers)
Reed & Root is a small, family-owned, permaculture-based, farm and food forest located northeast of Naples, NY. We’re a new farm, founded in 2017. The only domesticated animals on our farm are a nosey Beagle and a happy Labrador Retriever. They're the best of friends and immensely enjoy eating apples, perusing the wooded areas, and talking to frogs.
We focus our farm efforts on developing the healthy soil needed to support a perennial food system of: old cultivar apple trees, nut trees, grapes, hardy kiwis, a variety of berries, perennial vegetables, and mushrooms. In addition, we offer hand-crafted goods, herbal tea blends, and permaculture-based workshops.
We began doing business under the name of Reed & Root in early 2017 and acquired property mid-year. We spent the winter of 2017 and much of 2018 observing the land and developing our permaculture design. We're now hard at work implementing that design and making adjustments as we discover new information.
We're northeast of Naples, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. We're near the southern end of Canandaigua Lake, in wooded highlands between Hi Tor Wildlife Area and Italy Hill State Forest. Our address is 3881 Hillview Drive, Naples NY 14512.
We'll spend a whole lot of time observing. Then, we'll work with nature to encourage a fertile and productive landscape. That's the easy answer. In reality, we'll implement our design in stages, observe, and make adjustments. At times, we'll surely feel in over-our-heads. Hopefully, we'll laugh often and stay thirsty for knowledge. If we're doing things right, we'll make some good friends along the way and help build a stronger, more resilient community.
Planning a Visit?
You'll find plenty to do in this area. We're minutes away from beautiful lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, wildlife areas, mountain bike trails, the Canandaigua wine trail, the 584-mile Finger Lakes Trail (foot trail), and Bristol Mountain Ski Resort. The entire Finger Lakes region boasts an extensive wine industry, making it a popular tourist destination.