Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market
The Fresno State Farm Market began as a roadside stand that sold excess student-grown sweet corn and fresh fruit from the university's farm laboratory.
Soon after, the dairy processing unit began to sell ice cream from a roadside ice cream freezer that was powered by a long extension cord.
Eventually, the market would move into the first building, on the corner of Barstow and Chestnut, which allowed the market to include more of the school's student-made products.
In 2011, the market received a generous $1.2 million donation from benefactor Joyce Mae Gibson that allowed the market to expand into its current home with improved equipment. In 2013, the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market officially opened for business.
Students from our campus farm and our food, science and nutrition department create, test and market fresh products year-round that they produce on campus.