Join us July 23 for: Mangofest!
Are you ready to eat mangoes? Every July the Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota hosts a mango tasting event. This is by far our most popular meeting of the year.
This year it will be a “members only” event, but not to worry, our dues have been lowered to just $10 per year, or $20 for a family— and you can become a member the night of the event. Even if you can attend only this one meeting for the entire year, the opportunity to taste and compare dozens of different mangoes is well worth the $10. Sorry, no guest admissions this month.
Club officers will do their best to provide mangos, but because of the large MangoFest turnouts, we are counting on our members to contribute some of their own mangos, ready-to-eat in bite-sized pieces. Please also bring a small file card or other sign with the name of the mango variety.
Last year we had over 30 varieties of mangoes to sample, from the ordinary to the rare and exotic, and even some that were unknown to all in attendance. We hope to repeat the same experience this year. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn about the many complex flavors and subtle aftertastes in the world of mangoes. Lemon Zest, Coconut Cream, Sweet Tart, Orange Sherbert – these are but a few of the varieties of gourmet mangoes that might make their appearance at our most popular meeting of the year. A fabulous event not to be missed!