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Almond blossoms in Capay Valley, CA
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Kate Washington

It's raining almond blossoms

Spring in the Capay Valley, west of Sacramento, means a snowfall of frilly pink peach blossoms and lingering white almond blooms. Hit the five-town Almond Festival (Mar 13; espartoregionalchamber.com), or head to Capay Organic for the first monthly farm tour of the year (Mar 12; free; capayorganic.com). The kids will love the John Deere–pulled tram; you’ll love the bluegrass bands, browsing the farmstand, and strolling in the stone-fruit orchard.


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