Sunday, February 26th was a perfect day for the Capay-Valley-wide almond festival. Almonds are the first big orchard crop to bloom every year. The flowers are insect pollinated, but the native pollinators and honey bees do not like cold or wet weather! Hopefully the bees were out in force on Sunday, along with all the visitors admiring the blossoms. Full Belly Farmers plus scores of Capay Valley volunteers sold 430 pizzas made to order, plus all kinds of other sandwiches and drinks, all as a fundraiser for the Rumsey Improvement Association.