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Farmers Market vouchers will be handled differently this spring due to COVID-19

Posted: Wed, May 20, 2020 1:12 PM

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vouchers for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program will be distributed through the mail this spring, to reduce face-to-face contact with consumers and to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus.
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) will begin distributing Farmers Market Checks after June 1st. If you are interested in receiving checks, please contact NEI3A at 319-287-1182. Required forms will be mailed out to be completed and returned. Once NEI3A receives the information, checks will be mailed.
Eligible participants in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program must be 60 years of age or older at the time of the application (born in or before 1960); must live in the service area of the Area Agency on Aging; and must have a yearly household income less than $23,607 for single person or $31,895 for a 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. Checks may be used from June 1st through October 31st at authorized farmers markets, farm stands, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms where "Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks Welcome Here" signs are displayed.
For more information, call NEI3A at 319-287-1182.