Are you a lover of lavender? Then the Cache Creek Lavender Festival is the place for you! Charley Opper and his partner Linda Barrett discovered their two-acre plot of land on the edge of Rumsey in Capay Valley in 1997 and planted their first lavender crop that same year. From then on they began harvesting their own lavender and creating their own lavender products that they sold at local farmer’s markets which quickly became a hit with the community and sparked an annual festival honoring their lavender. This free and annual all-ages event will take place June 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will teach you to harvest your own lavender and learn more about nature’s purple healer. There will also be wine available to taste provided by Capay Vineyard along with live music and lavender ice cream and lemonade. The farm is located at 3430 Madrone St., Rumsey, California. You can get more information on the event at Cachecreeklavender.com.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #266 (May 21 – June 4, 2018)**