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There are two ways to join the Rare Fruit Council. Via the information on this page, or in person at our next event – you’ll find a list of meetings and events at the bottom of this page.

To join online, simply complete this form and then pay for your selected membership option via PayPal below.

NEW – Memberships renew annually on your anniversary. While we hope you remain a member for many years to come, you may cancel your subscription in PayPal at anytime before your anniversary date to avoid being auto-charged for the coming year.
As the name suggests, individual memberships are for a single, named member, and is suitable for both domestic and international members; family memberships include members of the immediate household. The supporting membership option is for those who choose to give a little extra to the council (thank you!) and includes a family membership.
Lifetime memberships are available and may be purchased using the form in the donation section to the right (below on mobile).

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Thank you for your support! If you wish to make a larger donation than our “gold” $1,000.00 contribution, we kindly ask that you do so by check.

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Upcoming Speakers & Events

January 13, 2021 –[VIRTUAL MEETING]  Dr. Matt Snow – Chickens: Everything You Need to Know - Contact media@rarefruitcouncil.org if you would like to watch the recording.

January 16, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out.  Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

January 23, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

February 6th, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

February 10, 2021 – [VIRTUAL MEETING] Erin Wilson – Using rare fruits in cocktails (and mocktails), a practical guide. 

February 20, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out.  Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

March 6th, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

March 10, 2021 – [VIRTUAL MEETING] Ask Us Anything Panel featuring Matt Snow, Steve Vernon, and Jason Wilson. Moderated by Erin Wilson

March 20th, 2021 - Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

April 14, 2021 – In person meeting @ Fairchild in Garden House Jeff Wasielewski - Planting Tips and Tricks for Tropical Fruit Trees

April 17-18, 2021 – Visit our booth at Fairchild's Annual Plant Sale

May 12, 2021 – Dr. Vernon – How to Grow from Seeds

June 9, 2021 – Dr Peter Steele - Medicinal Plants: Your Neighborhood Farmacy.

July 7, 2021 – Chantelle Sookram “Preparation of Fruits and Vegetables”

August 11, 2021 – John Coldwell “Beekeeping in South Florida” (Urban Beekeepers Aviary Supply & Management Co., Oakland Park, Florida)

September 9, 2021 – TBA

October 13, 2021 – Marsha Eisenberg “Tomatoes” (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

February 9, 2022 – Michael Oria – Hemp: Seed to Sale

The COVID Protocols for In-Person Meetings

  • Attendees must complete an ”Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form” (provided on-site)
  • Everyone will have their temperature checked and recorded
  • Masks on the whole time
  • Don’t come if you’re sick
  • NO EATING will be permitted during meetings
On the food restriction note – we can still share and swap fruits. So please bring anything you’d like to share, and a separate container to gather up a few fruits from your friends to enjoy later, at home. Let’s keep it to fruit this time and steer clear of prepared foods.

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