Pumpkin Patch, Ice Rink’s Stolen Food Trailer Recovered

David Fransen|

A food service trailer stolen from Turlock's R.A.M. Farms Pumpkin Patch, soon to host the city's first ice skating rink, has been recovered.

But it's in bad shape, Ron Macedo, owner of R.A.M. Farms Pumpkin Patch and the Fields of Ice skating rink, said.

“It turned back up, completely stripped-out,” Macedo said.

The 15-foot food and drink trailer was stolen between 5:30 and 9 p.m. Nov. 7 from the R.A.M. Farms Pumpkin Patch, 716 N. Daubenberger Rd. The trailer's value was estimated at $20,000, including equipment inside.

The trailer was found last week behind an abandoned home southwest of Turlock, Macedo said, hidden in a cornfield.

Snacks and sundries were sold from the trailer throughout the pumpkin patch's fall run, and the Macedos had planned to use the trailer at their upcoming Fields of Ice skating rink. Unfortunately, getting the trailer back in working order would take weeks or months – far more time than the Macedos have, given the ice skating rink's impending opening.

“I have rented another one that should be here Monday,” Macedo said.

The rented food service trailer will allow Fields of Ice to serve snacks and drinks during ice skating sessions, scheduled to start Friday.

That's right – the grand opening of Turlock's first ice skating rink is now less than a week away. Workers were on-site Friday, wrapping up construction of the temporary skating rink.

“We're getting really close now, so everyone's getting excited,” Macedo said.

Check back with TurlockCityNews.com for more details about the Fields of Ice skating rink.

Comments 11

  1. turlock resident says:

    I guess it wasn’t in Mexico. Biggot!

  2. Jeeves says:

    Only thing worse than bigots are whiners like you.

  3. Funny says:

    Pipe down Turlock resident, if you think Mexico is so great then why don’t you still live there?

  4. Juan says:

    Turlock Resident doesn’t live there because he knows that Mexico is a (*edited by tcn) hole

  5. Informed ratepayer says:

    I would like to commend Ron Macedo for using executive privileges, using his position as board of directors for TID For forcing his way to the front of the line(Through string pulling and phone calls to the powers at be), and putting HIS needs FIRST before the needs of TID customers so that he may profit from his ice rink, People are out of power and the only thing you could do is think about yourself! Ron Macedo your shameless

  6. carl says:

    Wow!! A great activity for Turlock. Thank goodness there are citizens who will make an investment in their community to provide all of us something fun to do. If TID were a private corporation, it’s board members would be receiving a whole lot more compensation than getting to “the front of the line”. Although I’m not sure there is even evidence that happened, lest we remember they ARE running a billion dollar organization. And for much less of a wage than any one of its employees…without complaining…all because they care!!

  7. Robb says:

    I used my executive prievledge to power my Testicle Festival;)

  8. Price of admission?? says:

    Carl, could I assume that if Ron is making this generous investment into our community for the good of the community, that the price of these “activities” are free?

  9. MRAZORES says:

    That trailer was probably stolen and stripped in Portsmellygal, its next to the azores smelly islands, you know that craphole where the squid eaters live, and NO BODY vacations, nor spring breaks at!

  10. joe farmer says:

    To any farmer waiting to have his pump service heated up by TID, Ron made a call to Mr. Hashimoto (GM of TID) and has his service heated up the very day it was tagged by the city inspector. Now if you want your service hookred up, you got pushed back a day by insider special privledges. FACT!

  11. Westside farmer says:

    Well…Ron is the President of TID.

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