Record opening-weekend sales for Fresno State sweet corn

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Record opening-weekend sales for Fresno State sweet corn

The Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market at Fresno State sold 160 bins of sweet corn over the weekend, or 80,766 ears (49,486 ears of yellow and 31,280 ears of white), beating last year’s opening weekend record of 78,473 ears. On Friday, June 8, the official opening day, Central Valley customers bought 36,980 ears, the second-highest opening day sales ever (slightly behind last year’s opening day record of 38,586 ears). Betsy Juergens was the first customer in line on Friday, arriving at 4:30 a.m. before the market’s 7 a.m. opening. The sales figures include 5,671 ears sold during a soft launch on Thursday, ahead of the official opening day.