Tampa Bay RFCI will be at the USF Botanical Gardens Plant Sale on Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12, 2020

(No regular meeting this month.)

This plant sale is a major fundraiser for our club and a great opportunity for  members to learn more about the plants we love and grow. And it’s FUN!

Volunteers will be needed on Friday to unload plants and set up our sale area.

Sale hours are from 10 to 4 on Saturday and 11 to 3 on Sunday. Members who work 2 full days get a sweet discount toward the purchase of any plants left at the end of the sale.

The Botanical Gardens are located on the University of South Florida Campus, at 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. Easiest access is from Bruce B. Downs, turning into the campus at the first light north of Fowler, then follow the signs (and the crowds)!

May 10, 2020 2:00pm

(social hour 1:00pm)

Save the Date. Program TBD.

American Legion Post 111, 6918 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Bring a dish to share for the buffet and make sure to bring a gift for the raffle!

Please note: American Legion Post 111 has two parking lots, a small lot for its bar and a larger lot adjacent to Flora St for the event hall. Our entrance is accessible from the larger lot.

The Legion’s parking lot is not directly accessible from Florida Ave, but it can be seen to the right of the main event hall. You can access parking by either turning onto Flora St from Florida Ave or by turning onto Dearborn Ave from Sligh Ave.

June 14, 2020 2:00pm

(social hour 1:00pm)

Save the Date. Program TBD.


If you are an RFCI member and are NOT receiving our monthly RFCI newsletter via email, please contact us so we can update our records. Thank you.

To join, download and fill out a membership application form and send with check or money order for $20 made out to Tampa Bay RFCI to:

Tampa Bay RFCI
12722 Prosser Rd
Dade City, FL 33525

If your dues are due, please send check or money order for $20 made out to Tampa Bay RFCI and mail to:

Tampa Bay RFCI
12722 Prosser Rd
Dade City, FL 33525

New memberships and renewals can also be accommodated at the membership table during our meetings.


The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International meets on the second Sunday of the month except in February (Citrus Celebration), April (USF Plant Sale) and October (USF Plant Sale).

Missing vintage newsletters

Our newsletter archives are fairly complete . . . but we are missing some issues. If any longtime members have any of the following issues, please contact us.

1980 – all                   1983 – July
1989 – December     2005 – October


Tampa Bay RFCI Photo Contest!

If you are interested in participating in our photo contest, please review the following criteria:

  • Open to all members
  • Only color prints will be accepted
  • Additional guidelines and submission details can be found in the June 2019 newsletter.

Legion Parking