DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons are now available for eligible WIC recipients and low-income older Iowans.
The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs provide eligible Iowans with checks that can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at authorized farmers markets and farm stands from June 1 through October 31, 2016.
"Iowa-grown fresh fruits and vegetables can be found at farmers markets throughout the state. The Famers Market Nutrition Programs are designed to give WIC participants and low-income seniors better access to these fresh and nutritious foods," Northey said.
The Farmers Market Nutrition Programs are administered through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department on Aging. For more information contact Stephanie Groom, Program Administrator, at 515-725-1179 or at Stephanie.Groom@iowaagriculture.gov.