Vicky Tomich Allen holds a freshly picked Zee Diamond peach from her parents orchard on June 9 in Orangevale. The Tomich family grows 40 kinds of peaches and 20 kinds of plums in their orchard, one of the last commercial fruit farms in Orangevale. The family has been growing fruit on that same property for 120 years and five generations.
Vicky Tomich Allen holds a freshly picked Zee Diamond peach from her parents orchard on June 9 in Orangevale. The Tomich family grows 40 kinds of peaches and 20 kinds of plums in their orchard, one of the last commercial fruit farms in Orangevale. The family has been growing fruit on that same property for 120 years and five generations. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Vicky Tomich Allen holds a freshly picked Zee Diamond peach from her parents orchard on June 9 in Orangevale. The Tomich family grows 40 kinds of peaches and 20 kinds of plums in their orchard, one of the last commercial fruit farms in Orangevale. The family has been growing fruit on that same property for 120 years and five generations. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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