The Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market on the Fresno State campus announced that its freshly harvested campus-grown white sweet corn goes on sale Friday, May 24, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

As one of the market’s most popular products, the sweet corn annually attracts large crowds and goes fast. The new Gibson Farm Market is better equipped than ever to handle the demand. Retail floor space of the new market, which opened in March, is nearly double that of the original facility.

“The Gibson Farm Market staff is looking forward to marking another milestone, by having our first corn harvest and sale in our new Gibson Farm Market,” said Jodi Raley, an agricultural communications major and student lead manager at the market. “Through careful planning, execution and pleasant weather, we will be able to harvest the delicious sweet corn a little earlier than usual.”

Prices are set at three ears of corn for 99 cents, or 33 cents each.

The market also begins its summer hours this week, and is open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.

“The corn season at the Gibson Farm Market attracts customers from all across the state, and with our new facility we will be able to better serve our customers and their needs,” Raley said. “We anticipate this year’s corn sale to be one for the books.”

The new market was made possible by a $1.5 million bequest from the estate of Joyce Mae Gibson to improve the facility. When the gift was announced in 2008, the Farm Market was renamed to honor her parents, Rue and Gwen Gibson.

The Gibson Farm Market is operated by Fresno State’s Agricultural Foundation, selling products grown, processed and packaged from the University Farm Laboratory.

For more information, contact Jennifer Sobieralski at 559.278.9124.

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