Tuesday, February 16, 2021

2021 MRFC Rare Fruit Tree Sale - New Outdoor Location!

Our monthly meetings remain on hold due to the covid pandemic, but the 2021 MRFC Rare Fruit Tree Sale is on! The sale date is unchanged--- May 16--- but there will be a new outdoor location this year. It is the Premier Sports Campus, located a little less than 5 miles east of I-75 on Route 70 (Exit 217). The sale site is a huge open area (225 feet by 650 feet) that will provide plenty of room for our vendors and customers to spread out. The facility has ample parking, restrooms, and a concession stand. The sale hours will be 9 am – 3 pm.

Our contract requires that all participants use masking, safe social distancing, and follow all mandated covid safety procedures. Please see the tree sale page for the sale flyer and additional information.

The MRFC Board of Directors

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

March 9th 2020 - Alex Salazar of Tropical Acres Farms - Mangos

Join us Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 7 PM Alex Salazar of Tropical Acres Farms will be speaking about Mangos

Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Alex Salazar of Tropical Acres Farms will be speaking at the March meeting.    

Alex Salazar founded Tropical Acres Farms in July of 2011. Alex grew up in south Florida and had a long-time passion for mangos. Initially the farm was begun on 5 acres of land in Loxahatchee Groves, FL.  In 2012 he began a partnership with the Sturrock family on their historic property in West Palm Beach, on which mangos have been grown since the 1920s. Since that time all production has been moved to this location. Over the years Alex has collected over 290 cultivars of mangos and is still planting more. Tropical Acres Farms sells mango budwood, trees, and fruit. More information can be found on his webstie https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com/shop

First time visitors are welcome to check out a meeting for free - Family memberships to the club are only $12 annually. You can join at the meeting.This is a great way to meet other growers and learn more about growing and propagating subtropical/tropical fruit trees.
There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive a free ticket for the raffle. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased before the presentation.