Fresno State Corn Arrives To Gibson Farm Market On Friday!

FRESNO,CA (KMJ) – Fresno State’S sweet corn is arriving at Gibson Farm Market on Friday.

Sales start at 7 a.m. Friday morning, and corn will be sold at 50 cents per ear throughout the summer while supplies last.

Customers can choose from the traditional yellow and white varieties.

“This is an exciting time every year for the Gibson Farm Market and the Central Valley,” said David Sieperda, campus farm manager. “The cold, late winter weather pushed the growing season back a few weeks, but we should now be well stocked through August if not longer for our loyal customers. Our vegetable crop unit is the perfect example of how special our campus farm is by showcasing an array of high-quality and fresh products at the farm market, while also teaching our students about modern agricultural production methods.”

The store will have special weekend hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Last year more than 200 shoppers lined up outside the Gibson Farm Market on the first morning of sweet corn sales. If that occurs again this year, groups will be let in periodically to remain within the building’s capacity of 40 customers at a time.

Extra parking is available in the dirt lot north of the market.

More than 800,000 ears were sold in 2017.

The product was first grown on campus fields in 1981 and was first sold to the public in 1982.

Sweet corn is raised on the 1,000-acre University Agricultural Laboratory that includes 22 enterprises that provide student-made dairy, food processing, fruit, horticulture, livestock, meat, nut and wine products to the Gibson Farm Market.

About $1 million in products are sold each year at the market to support Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology students and programs.

The store will resume its normal summer hours on Monday, June 11, which are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.