The long-awaited start of the sweet corn season produced a bumper crop of customers and sales on Friday, with a record 38,586 ears sold at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market on campus, Fresno State reported Saturday.
Corn sales rang up a record $15,834 on the registers, said Jeremy Lewis, the market’s manager. Most of the sales were yellow corn – 36,134 ears – and the remainder was white corn. The 77 bins of corn sold out at 5:01 p.m. Friday.
If you didn’t make it to the market on Friday, never fear – there’s lots more corn now and in the weeks to come. Corn will be available through Labor Day at the market.
Ears are selling for 40 cents each, but a dozen-count bag of yellow corn will be available during opening weekend for $6.
The market at 5368 N. Chestnut Ave. will be open until 6 p.m. Saturday, and corn will be sold while supplies last. The market reopens at 9 a.m. Sunday.