WHITMAN − The Whitman Peaceful Meadows will be going, going and gone as of Tuesday afternoon when the highest bidder can claim the property following an on-site auction.
The auction is being overseen by JJManning Auctioneers and comes less than a week after Peaceful Meadows closed its Plymouth location after selling its remaining ice cream.
A Facebook video shows the staff serving the store's last scoop to its final customer Friday.
The auction includes four parcels encompassing Peaceful Meadows, its retail store and offices, 55 acres of farmland, a four-bedroom 19th-century farmhouse on one side of Bedford Street/Route 18 and a two-family home and a single-family home on the other side.
The two lots on the Peaceful Meadows side have a combined assessed value of just under $1 million, according to Whitman's property assessment website.
John Hornstra, of Hornstra Farms in Norwell, said he plans to make a bid. Hornstra Farms makes and sells its own ice cream using milk from cows at the farm.
Pre-auction bids have also already been submitted by some, the auctioneer said.
Peaceful Meadows in Whitman began as a farm in 1920 before owners William and Nellia Hogg opened the ice cream business 60 years ago.
A second location in Middleboro was opened in 1977 and the Plymouth shop four years later. The Middleboro shop closed in 2022.
The business remained family run, with their daughter, Carol Hogg McSweeney, serving as president. She did not respond to multiple efforts to reach her.
This article originally appeared on The Patriot Ledger: Peaceful Meadows' big auction day is here
Author :David R. Smith
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