It’s official. Fresno State sweet corn will be available at 7 a.m. on June 2 at the Gibson Farm Market.
And you don’t have to start lining up now. Fresno State promises there will be plenty of white and yellow ears of corn for everyone. The season runs about 12 weeks.
The market on Chestnut Avenue, just north of the Save Mart Center, opens at 7 a.m. that day. The price for corn this year is 40 cents an ear or 5 for $2.
Last year, the student-operated farm market sold about 750,000 ears of corn. An equal number, if not more, is expected to be sold this year.
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Employees at the market say they are ready for sweet corn season to begin.
“We’ve received so many calls about when the corn will be arriving,” said Horacio Bueno, one of the market’s student employees. “We have people walk in the store and walk right out if they don’t see the bins of corn.”