You can sample student-made products like Fresno State pumpkin, vanilla and java jolt ice cream made on campus at the creamery. Raspberry tea, olive oil, grapes, and raisins will also be available to sample.
“This year’s Fall Festival is a great way for families and friends within the community to come see all the great things Fresno State produces on our campus farm,” said Jeremy Lewis, Farm Market Manager. “We hope to educate the public by showcasing the various enterprises, clubs, and students that make everything possible while sampling some delicious student-made products.”
The Gibson Farm Market is located on Chestnut Avenue, between Barstow and Shaw. The market consists of products produced by the 1,000-acre University Agricultural Laboratory’s 22 enterprises. All proceeds from sales help fund programs within the Jordan College of Agriculture.
The Gibson Farm Market is open year-around and carries a variety of seasonal items such as fresh produce, nuts, raisins, dairy products, meat, and poultry. All staff members are current Fresno State students.
During Saturday’s Fall Festival seasonal items including: pumpkins, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, and pomegranates will be available to purchase.
For those wondering, Fresno State’s delicious sweet corn is done for the year.
The Fall Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a pumpkin patch and farm animals on display. Victor E. Bulldog will make an appearance from 11 a.m. to Noon. There will also be a Kid’s Zone and several tractors on display; perfect for family fall photos.
Horticulture students will host a succulent planting demonstration at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also new this year, the Culinology and Dietetics clubs will hold a cooking demonstration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fresno State’s award-winning wine will be served from Noon to 4 p.m. You can taste Malbec, Alicante Bouschet, Albarino and Late Harvest Muscat Canelli.
To learn more about the Gibson Farm Market’s Fall Festival, visit their website.