Farm to Fork Exhibition and Great Grape Event to Open at Fresno State

Taylor HillmanEducation, Fruits & Vegetables, Tree, nut & vine crops, Vegetables

Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library presents its newest exhibition, “Farm to Fork: Food, Family, Farming” opening Sept. 18 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery.

Curated by the Madden Library’s Special Collections Research Center, in partnership with the Tulare County Museum of Farm Labor and Agriculture, Farm to Fork will feature the immigration history of the Valley’s largest ethnic populations (from Armenians and Basque to Chicanos and Southeast Asians), as well as their contributions to agriculture in the Central Valley. It will also showcase antique farming equipment as part of a “non-petting zoo.”

Another highlight will be traditional recipes and cooking tools from several families who settled in the Valley and made it one of the most agriculturally productive, ethnically diverse places in the world.

Farm to Fork is an informative, family-friendly exhibition, free and open to the public through Dec. 18.

A series of related Farm to Fork events are being planned throughout the year, beginning with “The Great Grape” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Fresno State Department of Viticulture and Enology (located on Barstow Avenue between Cedar and Maple avenues).


In partnership with the V.E. Petrucci Library, this free event celebrating grapes, raisins and wine is open to the public. It will feature fun activities for families, light food and drink, table displays and tours of Fresno State’s vineyard, winery and Petrucci Library. Parking is free.

For more information, visit or contact Cindy Wathen at 559.278.1680 or