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Senior Farmer’s Market nutrition program

May 15, 2016
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 1 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 1956

Live in the service area of this Area Agency on Aging

Have a yearly household income less than $21,978 for single or $29,637 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:

Dike Public Library, 113 Elder, Dike - June 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Grundy Center Senior Center, 705 F. Avenue, Grundy Center (Please call the Senior Center for additional days and times)

June 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

June 3 and 7 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

June 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

June 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

June 21 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Westview Estates in the Activity Room, 1013 2nd Street, Reinbeck - June 13 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

For questions about the Farmers Market coupons or a complete listing of all distribution locations call Kim Hinz at 319-874-6863 or LifeLong Links at 866-468-7887 or visit



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