A record number of Fresno State’s sweet corn ears were sold when the crop hit the stands for the first time this season on Friday, the university said Saturday. Cash registers at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market collected an estimated $10,799 from the sale of the campus-grown yellow, white and bi-color corn.
A record 36,892 ears were sold on opening day, totaling 65 bins. The previous record was 34,000 in 2013, the university said.
“We love being able to kick off the summer with the return of the Central Valley’s most famous sweet corn,” said Jeremy Lewis, the store’s manager.
Three ears of corn are selling for $1, and a new $5 dozen-count bag of yellow corn was available to those who wanted to avoid long lines on Friday and Saturday.
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The store will be open during normal hours Sunday, but will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.
The store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Starting in June, the store will operate Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To contact the store, call 559-278-4511.