Monthly Club Meetings

On the second Friday of each month RFC members meet in the Mounts Auditorium at 7:30 PM to hear presentations given by professional and informative speakers on fruit. Before and after the presentations our members enjoy fellowshipping and sharing their fruit growing experiences and knowledge with each other. One of the highlights of our meeting is the Tasting table which is gloriously arrayed with rare tropical and often exotic fruits grown locally by our members.

Monthly Speakers


Speakers of the Month: 


Friday, July 14, 2017 - Cindy Weinstein


"Pomegranates" is the title of the presentation.

Cindy Weinstein is owner/operator of Green Sea Farms, a pomegranate nursery that sells trees worldwide, with a 7 acre pomegranate orchard with over 100 varieties.

Ms. Weinstein is President of the Florida Pomegranate Association, and working with the pomegranate research team at the University of Florida assisting in the developing of pomegranate as an industry in Florida.

Friday, August 11, 2017 - Mike Winterstein  

Topic:  "Miami Mangos"

Mike is the curator of the USDA's plant germplasm repository at the USDA facility in Coral Gables, Florida.  The collection includes over 400 varieties of mango.  We are optimistic that Mike may bring tropical fruit samples as part of his presentation.  This is a presentation you won't want to miss!

Friday, September 8, 2017 - No Speaker - Election

Friday, October 13, 2017 - TBA

Friday, November 10,  2017 - TBA

Friday, December 8,  2017 - No speaker - Holiday Party (members and invited guests only)

Friday, January 12, 2018 - Chris Rollins

Friday, February 9, 2018 - Alina Campbell, Ph

Topic:  "Breeding disease resistant cacao in the United States."

If you like chocolate, then this presentation is for you.  Dr. Campbell is a researcher at the USDA facility in Coral Gables with an emphasis of study on the Cocoa, the bean used to make chocolate!  


  • Professional Speaker
  • Plant Auction
  • Drawing for Door Prize
  • Fruit Tasting Table
  • Seed Exchange
  • Purchase Grafting/Pruning Tools ( at a discount )


Mount’s Auditorium

531 N. Military Trail,West Palm Beach, Florida


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