Who We Are
Elizabeth Ann Rexer Leonard (a.k.a EARL) grew up in Huntington, Long Island. She spent her high school years working on her brother's organic vegetable and poultry farm. Later when she went to college in Rhode Island, she found herself once again yearning to get her hands dirty. She began working for Greenview Farm in Wakefield, RI. Over EARL's four year stay at Greenview, she gained integral knowledge in the practice of organic growing methods.
Returning to Long Island, Elizabeth decided to further the good food movement in her community. EARL's Kitchen Gardens now services over four dozen residences, three schools, as well as a summer camp for at-risk girls.
EARL's believes that the choices you make in the kitchen can lead to a healthier lifestyle and planet. EARL's teaches clients to grow and harvest their own fresh produce. This reduces the carbon footprint of their food and gets the highest quality, nutrient dense food on their kitchen tables. We think that's a win-win for all!
Please visit our press page and learn more about EARL's part in the good food movement.
About The Farm
History of the Rexer's Crossroads Farm:
Crossroads Farm was established in 1860 in Huntington, NY. In the late 1980's, Robert Rexer converted the farm from a poultry farm, into an organic fruit and veggie stand and general store selling fresh chicken, bread and pies. Shortly after that the farm transitioned to selling nursery stock and garden ornaments.
In 2015, Robert Rexer sought help from his sister Elizabeth (EARL) with a mission to return the land back to its agricultural roots. The farm now has 1.5 acres under cultivation, growing heirloom and non GMO fruit and vegetables. EARL's Kitchen Gardens operates a CSA on the property as well as a farm stand June- Nov. In addition the farm offers fresh cut flowers, baked goods and honey from our hives on the farm.
Head Grower | Builder | Installer
The L of EARL | Builder | Installer
Speed Weeder / Earl's right hand
Head Intern | Educational Director
Quality Tester #1 | Head Taste Tester
Quality Tester #2 | Head Hen Keeper
What We Do...
Design& install organic kitchen gardens. We offer a variety of services and add-ons for your garden needs.