Monday, March 23, 2020

MRFC Meetings and Tree Sale Canceled

Fellow MRFC Members: As you know, in order to slow the transmission of the coronavirus, public gatherings are currently prohibited or at least strongly discouraged. According to the expectations of public health experts, this will continue for weeks and quite possibly longer. Therefore the MRFC Board has reluctantly decided to cancel our club’s monthly meetings until further notice. When a resumption of meetings becomes possible, we will notify the membership by email, website, and the newsletter.

We have also officially canceled the MRFC tree sale scheduled for May 17, 2020. This is a disappointment to everyone involved, but the Board sees no way to conduct the sale in a manner that would ensure the safety of our volunteers, vendors, and customers. Our next sale date will depend on many factors still unknown.

The Manatee Rare Fruit Council has compiled this list of tree sale vendors who are willing to arrange direct sales to interested customers. We provide this purely as a service to our vendors and customers, and the MRFC accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences of its use.

Most importantly, we wish the best for everyone who is facing health, financial, or other challenges due to the coronavirus outbreak.

-- The MRFC Board


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.