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Senior farmer’s market nutrition program

June 1, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program provides qualified seniors aged 60 and over with coupons (checks) that can be exchanged at farmer's markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs for fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey. The checks can be used until October 31st at participating vendors. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging will begin distributing Farmer's Market Checks on June 2 at various locations throughout the 18 county service area.

Eligible participants in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program must:

Be 60 years of age or older at the time of this application, born in or before 1954

Live in the service area of this Area Agency on Aging

Have a yearly household income less than $21,590 for single or $29,101 for married couple

Each eligible participant receives 10 checks with a total value of $30.00. A person can only receive checks one time per program year. Farmer's Market distribution dates and locations in Grundy County include:

Grundy Center Healthy Lifestyles Center, 705 F. Avenue - June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and June 10 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and June 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additional distribution times posted at the Healthy Lifestyles Center.

Westview Estates in the Activity Room, 1013 2nd Street, Reinbeck June 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For questions about the Farmers Market coupons or a complete listing of all distribution locations call LifeLong Links at 866-468-7887.

 
 

 

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