Whether you’re visiting Sumner for a day or a lifetime, it’s your hometown. Come on in for a beautiful look at Sumner’s Main Street, businesses and neighborhoods, courtesy of Kylee Hill and Windermere Professional Partners.
It turns out, the Great Pumpkin is from Sumner! Joel Holland’s record-breaking pumpkin was featured in Half Moon Bay, California, and is now on display at the New York Botanical Garden. Sumner has great soil and an agricultural heritage that continues, and includes more than just rhubarb. Way to go, Joel!
Watch a video of local gardening celebrity Cisco Morris showing how to plant rhubarb for KING 5’s New Day with Chris Cashman. It does indeed look like “pretty celery.” Now if only they had mentioned where to get the best rhubarb pie…
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World? By checking out articles about rhubarb in The Irish Times! Click here to find an interesting history of rhubarb. More expensive than cinnamon or saffron? Those were the days!
Travel Tacoma + Pierce County has identified 31 days of Holiday Magic in Pierce County. Sumner, of course, is in there for December 3 (Santa Parade) and December 19 (shopping in Downtown Sumner). We can’t rerun the parade, but every day is a great time to find unique gifts and enjoy special memories in Sumner. Click here for entire 31-day list.
Did you realize people from Australia buy their clothes from SugarBabies in Sumner? Or that The Old Cannery employs two people just to keep the miles of model trains running? Congratulations to these two winners of KING5 Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington. For both stores, this is the next in a long string of wins, proving that Sumner’s Main Street is a great place to shop–from all over the world.
“If you’ve had your fill of the big cities in Seattle and Tacoma, Sumner is just about 15 miles and 60 years away.”
Blogger Matt Wakefield has described Sumner in 11 photos. Click here to take a look at his article in the Huffington Post.
Take a look back at Sumner’s past 125 years with Pierce County TV’s Rainier Country.
It’s Bike Month, and the Sumner Link Trail has been selected Trail of the Week by both The Olympian and The News Tribune. Word is getting out–come ride or stroll this new 5.5 mile trail before it becomes too popular! Details here
Sumner is proud to be one of Sunset’s 76 Awesome Destinations in their Summer Trips Getaway Guide. “Festivals on Main Street, family-run boutiques, and a new cycling path–this little farm town is as all-American as rhubarb pie.” They know us so well. The guide features the Berryland Cafe, Dixie’s Home Cookin’, Main Street Dairy Freeze, Windmill Gardens, VanLierop Garden Market, SugarBabies, Simple Tidings & Kitchen, the Sumner Link Trail, and Stuck Junction Saloon.
Come discover the no-longer-such-a-secret summertime destination! The guide is on sale now through July 16.