Home grown

Employee unloads crates of apples

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Brandon Carpenter, agriculture specialist at ISU's horticulture farm north of town, unloads apples at the Friley Hall loading dock Tuesday. Farm employees harvested some 64 bushels -- more than 13,000 Redfree apples -- for campus consumption. Redfree is an early, medium-sized apple noted for juiciness, crispness and glossy color. ISU Dining is providing the apples for administrators, faculty and staff to distribute to students at welcome tents the first two days of class.