Plymouth County Farm, 74 Obery Street, Plymouth Massachusetts

Open Daily 8am to 4pm



The Plymouth County Farm partners with SSCAC's Food Resources Program as part of its Healthy Harvest service. Each year during the summer growing season, SSCAC transports fresh produce grown on local farms directly to 31 Plymouth County non-profits, including Councils on Aging, Boys & Girls Clubs, senior and low income housing developments, and more. These non-profit partners distribute the farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to food insecure elders, children, and individuals. Over the past 2 years, the Plymouth County Farm has generously donated nearly 3,000 pounds of produce to this Healthy Harvest service, the equivalent of 2,185 meals. SSCAC provides all of the transportation and produce totally free of charge to its non-profit partners and their clients, so this donated produce is incredibly valuable to the Food Resources Program. Sheriff Joe McDonald, former Farm Director, Ted DeCristofaro, Assistant Deputy Farm Superintendent Wayne DaSilva, and Captain Dan Callahan have all been instrumental in cultivating this farm-to-table partnership between SSCAC and the Plymouth County Farm, a partnership that helps promote health and nutrition among some of our most vulnerable, food-insecure Plymouth County residents.

Pictured (Sheriff Joseph McDonald, Captail Dan Callahan)


What's Happening?


Santa is visiting the farm from 10 to 1 on Saturday, December 6th

Balsam Fir Christmas Trees are on sale for $33

Wreaths and decorative kissing balls are available

The farm is open daily from 8am to 8 pm until the Christmas Trees are sold.

For more information call 508-830-6327






Saturday, May 10th

10 to1


10-Noon - Tractor Rides, Children's Fingerprinting, Emergency Vehicle Display, Bird Feeder Craft and free t-shirts while they last

NOON - K- 9 Demonstration

Petting Zoo is now open

This year's display of annual's and perennials, herbs and ornamental grasses are the best yet. The prefect Mother's Day present for the garden is at the Sheriff's County Farm!





The Sheriff's County Farm will be visited by Santa on Saturday, December 7th from 10 to1pm.

Christmas Trees, wreaths and kissing balls are now on sale for $30 at the farm. A free ornament will be given with each purchase while quantities last.


Crop yields beautiful plantings for your fall garden

Warm summer temperatures and an unusually wet summer have yielded a bumper crop of hearty chrysanthemums now available for sale at the Plymouth County Farm, Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. has announced.
Deputy Farm Director Ted DeCristofaro said the warm days and cool nights and “have made for a nice growing season.”
Pumpkins from the farm’s pumpkin patches should also be available by mid- to late September, he said. Asters, kale and gourds will be available then too.
The Plymouth County Horticultural Center and Petting Zoo is located on Obery Street in Plymouth, next to the new Plymouth County Trial Court. The farm is open 8 am to 4 pm, 7 days a week.
A picnic area for families to have snacks or lunch or visit our petting zoo animals – pigs, goats, sheep, cows, rabbits and chickens – always welcomes visitors free of charge.
All proceeds from plant sales are used to fund inmate rehabilitation programs.


2013 Summer additions to the farm




On Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Sheriff Joseph McDonald, Jr. is hosting a spring celebration at the County Farm. The family favorite petting zoo, a N.E. Wildlife Center reptile show, woodcarving exhibition, crafts, and children's finger printing are part of the fun family activities scheduled for the day. The greenhouses are overflowing with beautiful annuals, perennials and herbs available for purchase for your home garden. Farm proceeds fund rehabilitative and vocational programs for inmates at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. 


Tis' The Season T

Christmas wreaths and tree sales have begun at the Plymouth County Farm. Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. said, "We look forward to seeing our loyal customers back for holiday decorations. I am especially pleased that we are offering a U.S. product from Maine.”

While supplies last the fresh Balsam firs range from 6-8ft at a cost of $33.00 ( tax included). Shoppers can visit our petting zoo and also take advantage of extended hours for Christmas tree sales, 8am to 8pm, Thursday through Sunday and 8am to 4pm Monday through Wednesday. 
Farm proceeds fund rehabilitative and vocational programs for inmates at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. 




The Plymouth County Farm welcomed the birth of our first Belted Galloway calf on July 12, 2012.

Calves generally weigh between 40 to 60 pounds at birth. Bulls weigh from 1,700 to 2,300 pounds. Cows weigh from 1,000 to 1,500 pounds.

Most often, we simply call them "Oreo Cows" because of their distinctive white stripe. Belties are known for their good nature.



The Sheriff's Horticultural Program

The farm staff, made of six correctional officers who are also trained horticulturalists,  supervise an inmate crew who raises plants and cares for the farm animals.

The farm is open year round-providing a greater rehabilitation experience for our inmates. Inmates are able to work 7-days a week on the farm. The program instills a sense of accomplishment, accountability and lets the men experience a hard day's work. All farm proceeds fund inmate rehabilitation programs on the farm and at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility.

The farm is located off Exit 5 on route 3 near the Plymouth District Court.



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Kids young and old enjoy visiting our Petting Zoo. Families come to know the animals, like Mary the Cow, Beak the Chicken, and Franco the Tortoise. A trip to the Petting Zoo is always free.

Click HERE to see more animals


Are you interested in adopting a retired thoroughbred horse? Visit TRF, The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and see the horses that our county farm has available for adoption.

Click HERE to Watch Scenes From the Farm

Upcoming Events

What's Happening?


SAVE THE DATE : Saturday, May 9th


Watch an episode on the Thoroughbred horse retirment and adoption program, SECOND CHANCES


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Watch the latest episode of SAFE COMMUNITIES with Sheriff Joseph McDonald and Farm Director Ted DeCristofaro


Are you interested in adopting a retired thoroughbred horse? Visit TRF, The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and see the horses that our county farm has available for adoption.


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Would you, a family member or neighbor benefit from a daily well being phone call ? Sheriff McDonald offers a FREEprogram and would like you to know how you can request a call that works for you and your family. Please call us at

1-800-622-4300 or choose this link to learn more about the service




A service that helps offer a peace of mind for caregivers of people at risk of wandering


Volunteer Deputy Children's Fingerprinting



Would you like to know more about what we do here at The Plymouth County Sheriff's Department? Do you have a Civic Organization, Neighborhood Association or group of Interested Citizens that are curious about the many programs we offer here? Well, our Community Outreach Division has several Power Point Presentations available for any Community Organization in Plymouth County.

These programs are free and available 7 days a week, morning, afternoon and evening. If you are looking for an interesting and entertaining speaker for your next meeting or get-together, contact Deputy Liisa Budge-Johnson, Program Service Outreach Coordinator at (508) 830-6200 and she will be happy to schedule a time to get together with you.

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