Coronavirus update:

Meetings will resume in January. No plant sale at USF in October. We will have a member’s plant sale the morning of our November meeting.

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. 

October 11, 2020 

USF Fall Plant Sale cancelled at the discretion of the University.

*SPECIAL SALE!* November 8, 2020 9:00am-1:00pm

Join us at the American Legion Post 111 for a special member’s plant sale. This sale is taking place in the morning, outside of our usual meeting place.

*Meeting postponed* November 8, 2020 2:00pm

Unfortunately, in consideration of our members’ health, our next meeting has been postponed to January 2021.

There will still be a member’s plant sale outside starting at 9am.


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.

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