Saturday, December 3, 2022

Annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner - RSVP Info in Post

 It's December, so instead of a regular meeting, we hope that you will join us for the traditional MRFC Holiday Pot Luck Dinner on Monday, December 12th at Manatee County Fairgrounds Harlee Building, Palmetto, FL General arrival 6:30 PM. At 7:00, a brief business meeting will precede the potluck dinner.

Please bring a salad, side, or dessert for about 15 people, and bring your own plates, cups, utensils, and drinks.  The MRFC will provide the "protein" main dish of turkey and ham, along with water and sweet and unsweetened iced tea.

RSVP: To Sarah at mitchell8manatee@yahoo.comwith the number of people in your party, and what dish you plan to bring. Arrive around 5:30 pm if you can help set up,and please stay after to clean up.

If you would like to take part in a small gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift valued at $5 or less. Participants will be part of a white elephant exchange.

Friday, November 4, 2022

November 2022 Meeting - Charles Novak - Lessons Learned in Decades of Growing Tropical Fruit

Join us Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 7 PM 

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

Speaker: Charles Novak

Title: Charles will speak about what he has learned over his decades as a grower of rare fruit. 

MRFC November Speaker
by Darryl McCullough
Our November speaker will be legendary Plant City rare fruit expert Charles Novak. He has been growing rare fruits for over 30 years, and was President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International for 7 years. An avid collector of very rare plants from all over the world, he has developed many fruits, including the Novak loquat.
When I first moved to Florida and became interested in growing tropical fruit, I visited Charles’ home in Plant City. He was extremely generous with his time and his knowledge, and inspired me to develop my own collection. His talks at local fruit clubs have also provided knowledge that I have been able to put to use.

Charles will speak about what he has learned over his decades as a grower of rare fruit. I can hardly wait.