Farmers’ market coupons available for seniors
Once again Iowa’s senior citizens have access to the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
Seniors can go to their local Seneca Area Agency on Aging meal sites and self-declare themselves eligible for “coupons” to be spent at qualifying farmers’ markets. The eligibility requirements are: 60 years of age or older at time of application, an income of less than $21,256 if single and $28,693 if married, and live in the service area of the Area Agency on Aging. Each recipient must complete and sign a statement of eligibility form. For a husband and wife, both in the household need to be 60 years of age or older. Each eligible recipient will receive one book of 10 $3 checks that can be spent on fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs at participating farmers’ markets June 1 through Oct. 31. They cannot be used at grocery stores, nor will any change be given.
Local distribution will be: noon to 2 p.m. June 3 at Lockridge Senior Center; 10:30 a.m. to noon June 4 at Agency United Methodist Church; noon to 1 p.m. June 4 at Hedrick Community Center; 1-3 p.m. June 5 and 9-11 a.m. June 6 at Fairfield Senior Citizen Center; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 at Farmington Community Center; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 11 at Douds senior meal site; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Milton American Legion Building; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 13 at Stockport Senior Citizen Center; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at Keosauqua Senior Center.
For information, call 641-682-2270 or 800-642-6522.