Farmers Market Checks

Qualifying seniors can benefit from this program offering checks for fresh produce.

The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides coupons (or checks) to older individuals for use at farmer’s markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs for fresh nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey. 

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 1962
  • Live in the service area of this Area Agency on Aging
  • Have a yearly household income of no more than $25,142 for a single person or $33,874 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. Farmers Market Checks may be used from June 1 through October 31 at authorized farmers' markets, farm stands, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms where “Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks Welcome Here” signs are displayed.

How to Apply to Recieve Farmers Market Check?

NEI3A - Farmers Market Checks
3840 W. 9th Street
Waterloo, IA  50702

  • Call NEI3A at 1-800-779-8797 to have an application mailed to you.

Make sure to complete and sign both sides of the application. Once the application has been processed, checks will be mailed back to you.

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