Established in 1970, we are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and furthering the cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in South Florida and throughout the world.

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Upcoming Public Events

Saturday, March 09, 2019 9:00 AM • 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Monthly Speakers

Meetings are held on the second friday of each month begining at 7:30pm located in the Mounts Auditorium at Mounts Botanical Gardens 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL
Happy New Year Everyone, 


It is our hope you are excited about our annual participation with the first event for 2019, The South Florida Fair (SFLF)! If you have not signed up, now is a great opportunity to do so. We have estimatedly 14 available slots to be filled near the end of the Fair.


Mark Porter, 1st RFC VP needs Volunteers to help get the props out of storage & set up the booth at the Sundry Food Store at the Fairgrounds. It is our usual spot each year. This year's set up dates are Saturday, 1/12 & Sunday, 1/13. For more information, please contact Mark Porter at mporter115@gmail.com or by cell at 561-758-7760. The SFLF kicks off on Friday, 1/18 at noon and ends on Sunday, 2/3 at 9pm. Please remember it will not be the same without You! Come out and share your wealth of knowledge with the community other interested folks.


The Upcoming Speakers for the next few months are as follows:

January -  Ron Rice, Executive Director, Palm Beach County Extension Office.

Dr. Ron Rice presents the Secrets of the Soil & how it balances with other nutrients.


February  - Mr. Jim Stribling presents Current Trek Research Findings, which may increase your harvest!


March - Mr. Lee Wisniewski of the Beekeepers Society presents - All you need to know about starting & maintaining Beehives 


April - Mr. Alex Salazar - Mango Grur shares recent Updates on the Diseases of Mangoes


You asked for it & we listened!

May - RFC Board hosts Program Budget Workshop - Members Only Meeting 


**If we have a grafting class or zip trip who would be interested? Please be prepared with your answer for our next club meeting scheduled for next Friday, 1/11 at 7 :15pm.


We hope to see and connect with you soon!

My Best,


Debra Marcelle-Coney-Coney, Ph.D 

RFC President







                            Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council



                                       & COCONUT OPENERS

                              are available at our Monthly Meetings


            Members in need of the Special Rare Fruit Council blend of

                   "Fruitilizer" may contact 1st VP Mark Porter.


            Mark will bring a limited number of bags to our regular meeting 

            or you can arrange for pickup at his farm site in the Acreage.


            For special pickup or delivery options please call Mark Porter at:


                  +1 (855) RFC-RARE / +1 (855) 732-7273 option 3

                   to be directly connected and/or to leave a message.








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