This week Winneshiek Medical Center will be distributing free coupons to Winneshiek County seniors to be used at the Decorah Area Farmers Market this season. Participants will receive $10 in coupons for locally grown fruits and vegetables.
The coupons will be distributed from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Winneshiek Farmers Market in the lower Co-op parking lot and from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Decorah Senior Center on River Street.
The Winneshiek Medical Center Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program is funded by The United Way of Winneshiek County, with participating vendors from the Decorah Area Farmers Market. The coupons can only be used for fruits and vegetables and may not be exchanged for money. There is a limited number of coupons available and they will be distributed until they are gone.
Coupon recipients must be Winneshiek County residents, age 65 and older, and bring proof of their residency and age to the distribution site. A Winneshiek Medical Center Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program ID card or driver's license are both acceptable identifying documents.
If seniors received 2016 coupons, they are asked to bring their blue Winneshiek Medical Center Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program ID card to help coordinators evaluate the success of the program. There are no income guidelines to participate in this program.