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Checks for seniors available soon for Farmers Markets

May 31, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

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 Oct. 31 at participatingvendors. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging will begin distributing Farmers Market Checks starting in June 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, live in the service area of this Area Agency on Aging have a yearly household income less than $23,107 for single or $31,284 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. NEI3A distribution locations in Tama County are: Tama County Senior Center (900 E. 5th Street) Health Fair June 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Meskwaki Senior Services (310 Meskwaki Road) June 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 
 

 

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