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 Black Hawk County include:

  • La Porte City Healthy Lifestyles Senior Center, 300 First Street – June 9 from 8-9 AM
  • Gilbertville City Hall, June 4 from 12:30-1 PM
  • St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 410 1st Street, Washburn – June 17 from 11 AM-Noon
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, 2101 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo – First Floor Lobby Area- June 2, 3, 4, and 5 – 8:30 AM – 3 PM; June 6 – 9 AM – 12:30 PM; June 9 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM; June 10 – 12:30 – 3:30 PM; June 11 — 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM; June 12–12:30 – 3:30 PM; June 13– 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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