Captain John Smith wrote the following when he explored the Massachusetts coastline in 1614:
“Here are many rising hills, and on their tops and descents are many corne fields and delightful groves… planted with gardens and corn fields, and so well inhabited with a goodly, strong and well-proportioned people, besides the greatness of the timber growing on them, the greatness of the fish and moderate temper of the air …who can but approve this a most excellent place, both for health and fertility? And of all of the four parts of the world that I have yet seen not inhabited, could I have but means to transport a colony, I would rather live here than anywhere.”
Ipswich Agricultural Commission
Established in 2005, the mission of the Ipswich Agricultural Commission is to support and provide a voice for the significant agricultural community and resources of Ipswich. Visit the Ipswich Agricultural Commission page on the Town of Ipswich site.