Fresno State’s Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market will host a celebration of California Raisin Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Visitors can sample select raisin varieties grown on campus and receive 10 percent off raisin purchases. The Dancing Raisin will be on site for a photo opportunity and interaction with kids.

The event is a collaboration between the California Raisin Marketing Board and the Gibson Farm Market to raise awareness about the naturally sweet, sun-dried California raisins that provide nearly half the world’s supply.

“The Gibson Farm Market loves the chance to partner with industry and educate the local community about a leading California agriculture product,” said Joseph Rodrigues, interim Gibson Farm Market manager. “Fresno State raisins are the perfect snack while at work, doing homework or to add a little flair to your baking. With varieties ranging from sweet to tart and from large to small, there is a raisin for everyone. The event will be a fun way to support California agriculture and Fresno State students preparing to be tomorrow’s leaders.”

The California Raisin Marketing Board was created in 1998 to support and promote the increased use of state-grown raisins and sponsor crop production, nutrition and market research. For more information about the California Raisin Marketing Board and recipes visit

The Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market sells fresh products grown, processed and packaged year-round by Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology students, staff and faculty. More than $1 million in products from our University Agricultural Laboratory are sold through the market each year.

For more information, contact the Gibson Farm Market at 559.278.4511.