Chesterfield Berry Farm Files Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

by San Antonio Attorney

The Chesterfield Berry Farm, a tourist attraction known for its annual strawberry picking, pumpkin patch and ‘haunted corn maze’, recently filed for Chapter 12 bankruptcy.

Operating for decades, Chesterfield Berry farm lists approximately $100,001 to $500,000 in both assets and liabilities in its petition, according to the bankruptcy filing.

The berry farm, located in the Market Square Shopping Center in the Hull Street Road, closed its store last October, due to some renovations.

The market was open in all four seasons prior to its closure in fall.  The primary objective is to resume operation at the farm and its closing period will be from January to March.

The market sold fresh produce, eggs, dairy, local baked goods and grass-fed beef during its operation.

The berry farm was established in 1983 when William Angus Goode, the father of the company’s current president, converted the dairy farm into a berry farm instead.  The family then made fields of strawberries, black berries and even a pumpkin patch.

The berry farm also opened a market store, which served as part of the farm where they sold the produce after harvest in an almost-year round operation.  The berry farm further expanded its merchandise into non-perishable items such as shirts, apparel and souvenir items.

The farm located at the Pear Orchard Road in the Amelia County, is a well-known place for outings in school field trips, church team building and family outings during spring and fall particularly on weekends.

Customers have the benefit of picking their own strawberries during spring season.  In fall, a pumpkin patch is in place and different kinds of produce are sold such as apples, cider, gourds and corn stalks.  Their Total Terror Scream Park was updated with a new haunted corn maze with zombie themes.

Chapter 12 is designed for family farmers to reorganize their finances.


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