Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Agriculture, will begin distributing Farmers Market coupons and nutrition education to eligible older persons in June. To be eligible for the Farmer Market coupons, people must be 60 years of age or older at the time of the application with a household income level at or below $21,256 for singles or $28,693 for a married couple.

Applicants will be asked to complete a one page form verifying their eligibility.  Coupons will be distributed once per season on a first-come, first-served basis at locations throughout the ten counties Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging serves.

In La Porte City, coupons will be distributed on Tuesdays from 9 AM-Noon, beginning June 4 at the Community Center located at 300 1st Street. Coupons will also be distributed at the Gilbertville City Hall, 1321 W. 5th Street, on June 12 from 9:30-10:30 AM, as well as in Washburn at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 410 1st Street, on June 4 from 11:00 AM-Noon.

For additional information about the program, please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 319-272-1767 or toll free at 1-877-538-0508.