Thursday, December 10, 2015

MRFC Christmas Dinner

Annual Christmas Dinner!

Reminder to members - our annual Christmas dinner is this Monday, December 14th. 

Please meet at 6pm to help set up. Bring food to share as well as plates/silverware for you/your family. 

If you plan to renew membership for next year, please bring a check for $12 made out to MRFC. Hope to see you all!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MRFC Rare Fruit Tree Sale - May 22nd, 2016 (10am-4pm) Bradenton Convention Center



This is a once-a-year opportunity to purchase rare and unusual fruiting trees and plants. Free admission, air conditioned, expert advice, 25 vendors, 


Click here for directions

1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221





Thursday, October 29, 2015

November MRFC Meeting: Passion Fruit with Ethan Nielsen

Want to learn more about edible passion fruit? 
Don't miss our next meeting where Ethan Nielsen will share about edible passion fruits. 

What: MRFC Monthly Meeting - Edible Passion Fruits - Ethan Nielsen will share about growing passion fruits

When: November 9th, 2015 at 7pm


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 free tickets for the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased. 



Current MRFC members, first time visitors, and newly joining MRFC members always welcome. If you would like to join, feel free to bring your membership form or fill out one at the meeting. Dues is only $12 per year ($6 for the second half of the year)

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Ethan's page on grafting passion fruits

Thursday, October 8, 2015

MRFC October Meeting - Jaboticabas

What: MRFC Monthly Meeting - Jaboticabas - Adam Shafran will share about growing jaboticabas

When: October 12th, 2015 at 7pm



Current MRFC members, first time visitors, and newly joining MRFC members always welcome. If you would like to join, feel free to bring your membership form or fill out one at the meeting. Dues is only $12 per year ($6 for the second half of the year)


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MRFC August Meeting - Grafting with Wayne Clifton

You don't want to miss our August monthly meeting! Our own Wayne Clifton will present a program on grafting fruit trees. Wayne is a very experienced and skilled grafter.  Wayne will have top quality grafting knives available to purchase.

Bring root stock, scions to graft, grafting tape, and Parafilm if you want to practice grafting at the meeting.

What: MRFC Monthly Meeting
When: August 10th, 2015 at 7pm
Where: Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th Street W., Palmetto, FL 34221

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TV interview on ABC7- Palma Sola Park and Manatee Rare Fruit Council

Interview with MRFC founder, Ray Jones, and current president, Mike Jaster. 


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Manatee Rare Fruit Council July 2015 Monthly Meeting


Our regular monthly meeting at the County Fairgrounds in Palmetto. Our speaker for July will be Berto Silva who will speak on "Rare and unusual fruits that may adapt to Florida".

Where: 1303 17th Street West Palmetto, FL 34221 - Harlee Building, County Fairgrounds

When: Monday, July 13 at 7:00pm



Friday, May 29, 2015

MRFC June Monthly Meeting

Join us Monday, June 8th as we hear Cindy Weinstein of Green Sea Farms speak about Pomegranates

Location: Harlee Building located at 1303 17th Street West Palmetto, FL 34221.


Current MRFC members, first time visitors, and newly joining MRFC members always welcome. If you would like to join, feel free to bring your membership form and $12 per family annual dues to the meeting.



Monday, May 4, 2015

MRFC May Meeting

Do you have question about growing backyard fruit? 


Join us at our monthly meeting for a Question/Answer session. 


When: Monday, May 11at 7:00pm


Where: Harlee Building located at 1303 17th Street West Palmetto, FL 34221

Bring fruit or plants for the raffle, fruit or a fruity snack to share, or just yourself. 





Saturday, March 28, 2015

April Meeting

Noris Ledesma, curator of tropical fruit at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, will be sharing about Jackfruit. Noris has travelled the globe, searching for rare fruit varieties. You don't want to miss this!


Current MRFC members, first time visitors, and newly joining MRFC members always welcome. If you would like to join, feel free to bring your membership form and $12 per family annual dues to the meeting.
When: Monday, April 13th at 7pm
Where: 1303 17th Street West Palmetto, FL 34221

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