The Fresno State Farm Market began over 35 years ago as a road side 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 to market to include more and more the school's student-made products. In 2011, the market received a generous donation that allowed the market to expand again, and in 2013 the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market opened for business, launching the once small roadside stand into a new and improved store.