Upcoming Speakers

  • 730pm
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Fairchild TBG in the Science Village Auditorium
  • Open/free to the public

July, 8, 2015: Patrick Garvey, “Grimal Grove Restoration”

August 12, 2015: Har Mahdeem, “Sapotes”

September 9, 2015 : Ramiro Blanco, “Beekeeping”

October 7, 2015:  Dr. Richard Raid:  “ Use of Barn Owls for Sustainable Rodent Control in Tropical Fruit Production”

November, 11, 2015 Thanksgiving/ Open Board Meeting

December 9, 2015: Holiday Party

January 13, 2016: Dr. Randy Plotz: “Banana Diseases” (corrected date)

February 10, 2016:  Chris Rollins: Topic to be determined

March 9, 2016: Margie Pikarsky: “Growing Organically”

April 13, 2016: Mike Winterstein – Mangoes

May 11, 2016: Dr. Robert McMillan: “Mango Diseases”

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Dear Fellow RFCI members and fruit enthusiasts.

 We need your help!  For the first time, The Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) can’t afford to print our Tropical Fruit News Publication, due to rising expenses and production costs.  We are in need of approximately $15,000 to cover printing cost for the remainder of this year. I know we all prize this valuable resource, so the full magazine will be available digitally via email for everyone to  enjoy.

Please send your email address to Laura at laurab5911@gmail.com so we can send you the magazine electronically until printing can be resumed.

Apparently, last year many members did not receive their annual renewal notice. As a result, less than half paid their membership dues. Your membership dues are a major contribution to paying expenses, as we are non-profit. If you received a magazine and have not paid your 2014 dues, please pay them now.

Also, the 2015 membership dues are currently due.  Although they are due by September 30th, paying earlier would really be appreciated. Please consider this your renewal notice. We are currently forming a new Membership Committee to eliminate this problem in the future. Please remit your dues to Laura at the address below.

In the meantime please consider making a donation to the RFCI so we can resume printing our publication.

For information on making a donation, paying dues or placing an ad in our magazine please mail or contact Laura at: 

                                            Rare Fruit Council International

                                                       PO Box 660506

                                                Miami Springs, FL  33266

                                                   laurab5911@gmail.com  

                                                    786 301-0141

We will be listing donors in our publication, unless requested not to.            

Gold Donors $500 and up

Silver Donors < $500.

Thank you for your continued support,

Sincerely,

Matthew Snow, President RFCI

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Membership Rates:

Individual        $45

Family             $55

Foreign           $55

Supporting    $100

Lifetime         $500

ADVERTISING RATES

Color                  1 issue         3 issues        6 issues

Full page              $360           $320             $300

1/2 page              $220            $195            $180

1/4                       $ 125           $ 110            $100

Rates are per issue, 20% discount for renewals 2 years and beyond

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speaker 6/10/15

Good morning. 

Just a reminder that our monthly meeting is this Wednesday 6/10/15 at 7:30 at Fairchild TBG in the Science village Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

 

Carlos Balardi will be speaking about pruning your trees.

 

We will be having a big fund raising event this weekend at Margarita’s Fruit and Vegetable Stand in the Redlands. Saturday and Sunday (6/13th & 14th). 8 am – 4 pm. We will need lots of help. We have 14 varieties of citrus trees for sale. in addition we will be selling Ice Cream topped with lychee, mangos or passion fruit which should be delicious! Drinks and food will be available as well. I encourage and urge everyone to attend and help out. We will have sign up sheets at our meeting. We’ll have 4 shifts. Sat AM & PM as well as Sun AM & PM. Please sign up for at least one shift. Margarita’s has a 10 acre Mixed Organic Tropical Fruit Grove behind the stand which if we have enough volunteers I’ll be giving tours of in a golf cart which I’m sure you will all enjoy.

 

Margarita’s 15585 SW 177th Avenue (Krome) Just south of Kendall Drive on Krome, or north of Eureka ( 184th st). on east side of the road. You can’t miss it. 305-233-7793.

 

 

Please bring some fruit or a dish to our meeting!

 

See you all there, Matt.

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Speaker 4/8/14 @730pm: Robert Meohing from Robert is Here Fruit Stand

Speaker 4/8/14 @730pm – Robert from Robert is Here Fruit Stand

  • Where: Fairchild Botanical garden
  • Open/free to the public

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Speaker: 3/11/15 @730pm Erica Klopf – From Edible Landscaping. Topic – Food Forestry.

Erica Klopf – From Edible Landscaping www.floridaediblelandscaping.com

Topic – Food Forestry.

  • 3/11/15
  • 730pm
  • Fairchild Botanical garden 
  • Open/free to the public
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Dr. Matthew Snow, RFCI President, will be leading a Grafting Workshop with a slide presentation 2/11 @7pm

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Dr. Matthew Snow, RFCI President, will be leading a Grafting Workshop with a slide presentation.

Participants are encouraged to bring their grafting knives. Seedling avocados and bud wood will be provided

at no charge. Due to the length of this biennial event the meeting will start at 7 pm Wednesday 2/11 in the Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly Exhibit at Fairchild.

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Speaker: Chef and Author Michael Bennett – 1/14/15 @ 730pm

Just a reminder that our meeting is this Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly Exhibit at Fairchild.

Our January speaker is Michael Bennett (http://www.foodbrats.com) who will be talking about Cooking with Tropical Fruits.

 Please bring fruit or a dish to share.

We hope to see everyone there!

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CORRECTION: Wednesday 12/10/14 Miami Rare Fruit Council Christmas Party


WEDNESDAY: 12/10 /14
christmas-party

Miami Rare Fruit Council Christmas Party  Potluck

730PM

Bring your favorite tropical fruit inspired dish (Dr. Snow will bring the turkey).

Location: Fairchild in the New Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly exhibit.

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11/12/14 @ 730pm Dr. Jonathan Crane will be talking about Laurel Wilt Disease in Avocados

Hello all!

Reminder our next meeting is tomorrow night! 11/12/14
7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in the Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly Exhibit.

Jonathan Crane will be talking about Laurel Wilt Disease in Avocados; a subject we’ll all be interested in learning about.

Please bring some fruit or a dish for everyone to share.

See you all there,

Matt.

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SPEAKER: Don Chafin Wednesday – 10/8/14 @ 7:30 PM

Our meeting is tomorrow night Wednesday 10/8/14 @ 7:30 PM at Fairchild in the New Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly exhibit. Don Chafin will be talking about “Bananas”. It should be a very informative meeting.

I spoke with Don, rather than bringing an unknown quantity of plants we will be able to pre-order plants after his talk which he will delivery to us at the Ramble next month or we can pick them up at his nursery earlier if you’d like. It should be a very informative and interesting talk which I know I am looking forward to. As usual please some fruit or a dish to share.
 
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!
 
Matt.

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Speaker: Don Chafin, “Going Bananas” (Plants will be available for purchase) Wednesday 10/8/14 @ 730pm

TOPIC: “Going Bananas”  ( Plants will be available for purchase)

Rare Fruit Council International
Meeting is at Fairchild Botanical Garden

Meeting this Wednesday 10-14-14 7:30 PM in Science Village Auditorium, next to Butterfly Exhibit. Fairchild Botanical Garden.

FREE
Guests Welcome !

Exotic Fruit Tastings

Speaker: Don Chafin, “Going Bananas”

Door Prizes !!!   Experience the energy and excitement of the RFCI.  Park at old, South Entrance.

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