Event Calendar

Sioux City Farmer's Market Voucher Distribution

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Siouxland Center for Active Generations - 313 Cook St, Sioux City
Description: Farmers Market vouchers will again be available for Siouxland seniors beginning June 7. Each senior meeting eligibility guidelines will receive 10 vouchers for a total value of $30 to be used to purchase fresh, Iowa-grown produce and honey. There is a limited supply of vouchers, available on a first come-first serve basis. Connections Area Agency on Aging will distribute the Farmer’s Market vouchers, which are a program of the United States Department of Agriculture that sets the guidelines.

To be eligible for the checks, seniors must be:
• Age 60 or older on the day they pick up vouchers.
• Have a gross yearly household income of no more than $22,311 ($1,859.25/month) for an individual or $30,044 ($2,503.66/month) for a married couple.
• Live in Ida, Cherokee, Monona, Plymouth or Woodbury counties.
• Applications are limited to one per person or married couple. No copies of applications will be accepted.

In Sioux City, vouchers will then be distributed at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook Street, on June 7,8, and 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Applications can be completed on-site that day.

At rural congregate meal sites/senior centers, applications and vouchers will be available from site managers beginning June 7 at times determined by each site manager.

Vouchers can be redeemed at local Farmer’s Markets with vendors who accept these checks. Checks cannot be pre-signed, as seniors must sign checks when the purchase is made.

If a senior is physically unable to pick up or use Farmer’s Market checks, proxy rules must be followed. For details or more information, contact Connections Area Agency on Aging, 2301 Pierce Street, Sioux City, 800-432-9209.
Contact Information:
Vicky Lohry
800.432.9209 x 8225