A landmark local farm will, for now, remain in the hands of the family that has operated it since the Coolidge administration.
Owner Matthew Wismer said Monday night that he had "taken steps" to avert the sale of the Northern Star Farm in Trappe, which has been operated by the family since 1927.
The farm, which has operated as a dairy farm since it was owned by Wismer's grandfather, had previously been slated for a sheriff's sale on Wednesday.
The banks that hold the mortgage on the farm had moved to foreclose in December 2011, according to county records. Wismer did not specify what steps he had taken to avoid the property going up for auction.
"Northern Star Farm will remain in the Wismer family ownership continuing with our 86th year, this year," Wismer said via email Monday. "We thank all of our friends and neighbors in the Perkiomen Valley and beyond for their care and concern during these turbulent economic times, both present and past."
In addition to functioning as a dairy farm, the farm hosts birthday parties, weddings, and various seasonal promotions.