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Farmers market coupons available for older Iowans

May 24, 2013

Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Agriculture will begin distributing farmers market coupons and nutrition education to eligible older people in June.

To be eligible for the farmers market coupons people must be 60 years of age or older at the time of the application (born in or before 1953) with a household income level at or below $21,256 if single or $28,693 for a married couple.

Those interested will be asked to complete a one-page application verifying their eligibility. Coupons will be distributed once per season on a first-come first-served basis at locations throughout the 10 counties Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging serves.

Locations and dates for coupon distribution are listed by county below:

Marshall County


9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday June 3-Aug. 30 at Marshalltown Healthy Lifestyles Senior Center, 20 1/2 State St.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 6 at Odd Fellows Apartments, 206 Nicholas Drive

1 to 2 p.m. June 11 at Grant Street Apartments, 1 W. Grant St.

1 to 2 p.m. June 12 at Crestview Apartments, 202 N. Second Ave.

1 to 2 p.m. June 13 at Westown Apartments, 122 W. Main St.

State Center

1 to 2 p.m. June 7 at Gutekunst Public Library, 309 Second St. SE

Grundy County

Grundy Center

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 4 and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 at the Grundy Center Healthy Lifestyles Senior Center, 705 F. Ave. Additional distribution times posted at the Healthy Lifestyles Center

10 to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Kling Public Library, 708 Seventh St.


11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at Westview Estates in the Activity Room, 1013 Second St.

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 12 at Reinbeck Senior Meal, Memorial Building on Broad Street.

Hardin County


9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4-Aug. 30 at Dorothy's Healthy Lifestyles Senior Center, 1306 17th Ave.

2 to 3:30 p.m. June 5 at 410 Oak Street Housing

Tama County


9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday June 3-Aug. 30 at the Toledo Healthy Lifestyles Senior Center, 103 S. Church


10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 14 Greenview Terrace Apartments, 605 John St.


2 to 4 p.m. June 5 at the Garwin Public Library, 208 Main St.


12:30 to 1:30 p.m. June 11 at the Gladbrook Public Library, 301 Second St.


Noon to 1 p.m. June 14 at the Montour Community Building


11 a.m. to noon June 10 at the North Tama Activity Center, 212 Main St.



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