Dan Ziomek, Manager of Sugarloaf Gardens in Sunderland

Tell us about your business or organization in 50 words or less: 

Sugarloaf Gardens was established in 2022. As we enter our third year in business, our goals and objectives have remained the same: to provide Franklin County and the Pioneer Valley with a great place to go for all of their gardening and planting needs. Our focus has always been to offer the highest quality and a wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, veggies, mulch and stone. What separates us is our friendly and knowledgeable team that can help answer any questions, give you guidance, and who share the same passion for plants and gardening as our customers.  

What do you love about your job and what motivates you at work?

I have been in this industry for over 36 years now. I love all of the relationships I have been able to form over the years both with repeat customers, the communities, and the growers and vendors we work with. I really enjoy being able to help customers who are passionate about their gardens and landscapes and picking out the perfect plant for their space. 

What’s an interesting fact about your business most people might not know?

Our team has over 125 years of experience in the field of landscaping, retail, and working with and talking about plants! 

When you’re not working, where in Franklin County do you like to spend your time?

When I’m not working, I enjoy working in my own yard, bird watching, hiking, and fishing. Barton’s Cove and the Power Canal are two of my favorite places to bird watch. We’re lucky to have a lot of these resources right in our backyards. 

Why do you value our Franklin County community and your Franklin County chamber membership?

We value the Franklin County community for many reasons but the main reason would be that we are able to build so many great relationships. The Franklin County Chamber is so valuable because it does such a great job highlighting everything that Franklin County has to offer. It really is impressive when you think of everything and the chamber does an awesome job spreading that word and supporting how great Franklin County is.  

Anything else you’d like to add?

Come down and visit us sometime! We would love to show you around and talk about plants with you! 

“Our Chamber membership is one of the important ways that we place value on our relationships with other business owners and with our community. “ Bruce Lessels, Zoar Outdoor
“Chamber membership helps keep my staff in contact with the local business community through their seminars and events.” – Michael Tucker, Greenfield Cooperative Bank
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