January 30, 2021 – USF has scheduled the Edible Fruits and Herbs Day from 9-2. We will not be participating, but it may be fun to check it out. Just stay safe.

February 21 Club Members Plant Sale – from 9 – 2 at the Legion Parking lot. We had so much fun at the last sale, we’re doing it again! Members may bring their own plants, fruits and vegetables to sell, and other garden items that they would like to re-home, such as pots, tools, books, etc., even craft items for the garden. The membership and seed table will be there, so stop by,
say hello, renew, pick up some free seeds, and find something new for your garden. Mask required. Plans  are dependent on COVID-19 status.

The 24th annual Kumquat Festival is scheduled for March 27th in Downtown Dade City from 9 – 5.

The Florida State Fair has been postponed until April, pending COVID-19 health status. Watch the
newsletter for more information on dates, and the Club’s participation in the Citrus Celebration.


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.

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