About

MANATEE RARE FRUIT COUNCIL


STATED OBJECT OF ORGANIZATION:

To be an active, non-profit organization dedicated to the following objectives:
To introduce, propagate, and distribute the many rare tropical and sub-tropical fruits grown throughout the world; to educate its members and the public as to the merits of these plants; to encourage and extend their cultivation.

Meetings

The Manatee Rare Fruit Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., usually at the Harlee Auditorium in the Manatee County Fairgrounds next to the Agricultural Extension Office on 17th Street, Palmetto. January meetings are at Palma Sola Park.
Most months feature a knowledgeable speaker. Visitors and guests are welcome and encouraged. Membership is $12 annually per family.


Board & Committee Chair 2016

President             Mike Jaster (941-779-6083)
Vice President     Rick Lee 
Secretary              Sarah Mitchell
Treasurer              Darryl McCullough 
Speaker Chairs     Jimmy Lee
Tree Sale Chairs    Dale & Diane Wallace, Dennis & Donna Gretton
Plant Raffle            David Rowe & Valerie Welch
Website Admin.     Celeste Welch
Tasting Table          Farrell Baker 
Hospitality Chair    Dina Hobson
Fertilizer Chair        Al Semago
Club Photographer Steve Lohn 



by Erica Newport

Calendar of Events - MRFC events are in green, other fruit related events are in purple