The Pumpkin Patch, a popular pumpkin farm in Henrico, is missing some of its inventory after it was vandalized.
Gallmeyer Farms co-owner Nancy Gallmeyer tells WRIC someone smashed several prize-winning pumpkins and stole around a dozen more Thursday night.
Gallmeyer immediately reported the vandalism to police. She estimates the farm lost over a thousand dollars.
This isn’t the first time someone destroyed their farm.
“It hurts us,” said Gallmeyer. “Anybody who knows a farmer knows that whatever you grow is a part of who you are. You live and breathe it. And to have somebody just have no respect for the time and the hard work that goes into growing something to just come in and destroy it, it hurts.”
The Gallmeyer family tell 8News they have been overwhelmed by the community support the past few days.
They say the best way for the community to help is to stop by the farm through Halloween and pick out a pumpkin.