Produce Pickin’

Staff Writer
Ames Tribune

Sandra Bosley, of Kansas City, stops by the DesPlanques produce stand in the parking lot of Scharnweber Water Conditioning at 13th Street and Grand Avenue, to buy some corn Monday afternoon during a visit to Ames, while Jeanne Harrison sorts corn in the bed of the pickup truck. The stand is run by Kevin DesPlanques, who grew up in Grinnell but now lives near Durango, Colo. He and his family partner with the Christiansen Farms of Grimes to provide the corn and produce each year and has worked with Scharnweber to offer the produce from the business’ parking lot. Photo by Michael Crumb/Ames Tribune.