Established in 1970, we are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and furthering the cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in South Florida and throughout the world.

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President's Message

It is truly an honor to be the president of the Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council. For many years I have enjoyed the activities of our organization. I feel like we are kindred spirits. We love our fruit trees. We have a symbiotic relationship with the trees. We trim, fertilize, and water them. In return they give us delicious fruits, shade and life-giving oxygen. The trees are the lungs of the earth. Using photosynthesis, they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. It is exciting to meet people who are passionate about their love of nature.  At the South Florida Fair we meet people from all over the world who share our enthusiasm for our yummy fruits.

Thanks to the previous officers and members for their hard work to keep our organization going during these difficult times. Also, thanks to those folks who volunteered to serve on the board for this next term. We are open to suggestions and comments.

I hope you will join us for the October virtual meeting.  John C. Platt will be our guest speaker. He is a Qigong Master and wonderful teacher.  I have been practicing Qigong for many years and have found it to be beneficial in so many ways. It helps to reduce stress, gives me more energy, improves circulation, and boosts immunity. The movements are slow and mimic nature. Enjoy!

Warm Regards

Roxanne Cumberland 

The RFC Board is looking to see you on Google Meet or hear from you on the RFC Conference Call; next Friday, August 14th at 7:30pm  





Upcoming Public Events

 October Virtual Meeting 


John C. Platt

Qigong Master

For more information, please contact Roxanne Cumberland, RFC President - President@pbrarefruitcouncil.org or call (855) 732-7273. 

We hope to see and connect with you soon, stay safe!

The October 17th Plant Sale at the South Florida Fairgrounds has been Canceled due to Covid Restrictions. 






                            Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council



                                       & COCONUT OPENERS

                              are available at our Monthly Meetings


            Members in need of the Special Rare Fruit Council blend of

                   "Fruitilizer" may contact 1st VP Mark Porter.


            Mark will bring a limited number of bags to our regular meeting 

            or you can arrange for pickup at his farm site in the Acreage.


            For special pickup or delivery options please call Mark Porter at:


                  +1 (855) RFC-RARE / +1 (855) 732-7273 option 3

                   to be directly connected and/or to leave a message.









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