Fresno State’s renowned campus-grown sweet corn is now available at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market.
Yellow corn will be sold at 50 cents per ear throughout the summer while supplies last, and white corn will be available the following week. Free samples of freshly grilled sweet corn will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.
In the past, more than 200 shoppers have lined up outside on the first morning of sweet corn sales. Last year, shoppers purchased 36,980 ears on opening day last year and a record 81,318 ears during the opening three-day weekend in early June. More than 550,000 ears were sold altogether in 2018. The product was first grown on campus fields in 1981 and initially sold to the public in 1982.
Sweet corn is raised on the 1,000-acre University Agricultural Laboratory. The campus farm is managed by staff, faculty and students that are part of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.