The Boesch Farm is the crown jewel of East Greenwich's Land Trust properties. It was bought by the town in 2001 and…More placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. It dates back to Richard Briggs c. 1704.
The farm is now a place for quiet walks as well as home to Ledge Ends Produce, which grows several different vegetables and fruits. Interested buyers can find the produce at area farmers markets or can become community supported agriculture (CSA) subscribers.
The property serves as the southern anchor of the town's greenway system, an interconnected network of protected open spaces that preserve the town's rural and scenic character, as well as the environmental quality of East Greenwich.
The company mainly services recreational vessels, ranging in size from 30 to 150 ft. Early in its history, Ideal supplied the U.S. Navy with windlasses and cable retrievers for sub chasers and mine sweepers throughout World War II and the Korean War.
Operating out of a nearly century-old facility at 5810 Post Rd., which the company moved to in 1848, Ideal Windlass specializes in refurbishing winches dating back nearly to the company's roots in 1936.