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MYFOXNY.COM - Police say thieves have made off with hundreds of ears of corn from two farms in Connecticut.

Workers at Green Acres Farm in Bristol went to pick corn to sell at a market Sunday and discovered that the stalks had been all but picked clean.

In a message on its Facebook page the farm posted:  "It is with a very sad heart that we report for the first time in all our years of operation someone has stolen produce from our farm. Over the weekend, ten rows of corn were deliberately picked and taken from our property."

Sales manager Whit Betts estimates thieves took a few hundred ears of corn at a value of $1,200. He says only underdeveloped ears were left behind, and that those are too small to sell.

The farm asked people in the community to contact them with a private message on their Facebook page if they saw any suspicious activity in the area.

On Wednesday the farm posted a new message on its Facebook page saying:  "Thank you all for the overwhelming outpouring of support!!"

Police reported another farm was hit last month. They said about 153 ears of corn were stolen from Anderson Farm Field in Wethersfield.

A father and son have been charged in that case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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