Plympton: Farm owners try to recover what’s left of a corn maze after vandals destroy crops

Billingsgate Farm will be the destination for agricultural tourism this fall featuring hay rides, a pumpkin patch and, the owners had hoped–a corn maze.

But the farm fell victim to vandals who ruined corn stalks and broke into the farm stand by kicking the door, says owner Lynn Reading.

Reading explains their produce deliveries to supermarkets were delayed because of the vandalism, “Our delivery truck and our tractor, which we don’t normally leave here, but we left due to an inspection that was going to take place; it was totally covered in eggs.”

No arrests have been made, and Reading who owns the 30-year old family business with her husband, notes that Plympton Police are still investigating, “We don’t have any idea who would ever do this. We’re good people, we treat people well. We don’t know.”

Billingsgate Farm activities this fall will continue regardless of the destruction. Reading says they’ve been working extremely hard to get the corn maze back into shape for the September 15th opening.

“There’s damage out there. We’ve done a lot of cleanup. We can’t do any patch work with the corn because it takes time to regrow. We are going to make it happen.”

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.