Sunday, March 10, 2019

Rare Fruit Tree Sale - May 19th, 2019 - Bradenton Area Convention Center



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  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • 22 Vendors/Over 5000 plants
  • Air-conditioned
  • Expert Advice
  • Loading Assistance Thanks to the Myakka Allstock 4H Club
We will have a wide variety of citrus, unusual tropical fruit trees, bushes & vines 
as well as herbs, spices, fertilizer, and more!






Saturday, February 23, 2019

March 2019 Meeting - Kevin Lausman of Suncoast Beekeepers


What: MRFC March 2019 Meeting - Kevin Lausman of Suncoast Beekeepers

When: Monday, March 11th, 2019

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

Kevin Lausman of Suncoast Beekeepers will speak on honey bees and their many necessary benefits.  He is extremely knowledgeable and is a Master Beekeeper which is a minimum of 5 years training thru University of Florida .  He is also a Welch Honey Judge and judges shows thru out the US.

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 tickets can be purchased.

Monday, January 14, 2019

February 2019 Meeting - Keith Zimmerman - Edible Palms


What: MRFC February 2019 Meeting - Keith Zimmerman - Edible Palms


When: Monday, February 11th, 2019

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

February’s speaker will be Keith Zimmerman on edible palms. Keith is a palm expert and obsessive as well as a med student. He has also generously donated three different coconut palm cultivars for Palma Sola which are currently being grown out.

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 tickets can be purchased.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Pete Robertson (incoming President) and Josh Starry (outgoing President) speaking about the fruit tree exhibit at Palma Sola Park

The next monthly meeting is Monday, January 14th at 7pm, featuring Pete Robertson (incoming President) and Josh Starry (outgoing President) speaking about the fruit tree exhibit at Palma Sola Park.   Please note: this meeting will be held at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. NW, Bradenton, Florida 34209


Finally... it's time to pay your annual dues.  It's easy to pay online... or bring a check to the next meeting.

Click here for more information about dues and the next meeting at MRFC.ORG.  (Click the "Join" link toward the top of the page to renew online)