Coronavirus update:

January 16, 2021 – USF is planning (depending on Covid, of course) an Edible Fruits and Herbs day from 9-2. Our Club will be there selling fruiting plants. This date will be confirmed by USF once the University reopens for the semester in January, so you will receive an updated email.
If USF does not have a sale, the Club may plan to have another plant sale at the Legion parking
lot, as we did in November. So, if you missed that sale and the opportunity to pick up your free
seeds, plan on attending this sale.

The health and safety of our members continues to be top priority. We are asking that members do not bring food to the January meeting. We’re excited to see each other again and want everyone to stay safe.

Please follow the health guidelines of local, state, and federal agencies and stay healthy.

Thank you everyone for bearing with us during this COVID-19 situation.

Look out for a special announcement in the next newsletter. 



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). Current meeting site is the American Legion Post 111 at 6918 North Florida Avenue in Tampa. The parking lot is only accessible from the side streets Dearborn and Flora.

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