Farmers Market Coupon Program

Winneshiek Medical Center offers Winneshiek County senior citizens free coupons, which are distributed in June, to be used at the Decorah farmers market each summer season.  Participants will receive coupons for locally grown fruits and vegetables.

2018 Distribution Dates

Wednesday, June 13, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Decorah Area Farmers Market location

Thursday, June 14, 9:30-11:30 am
Decorah Senior Dining Center

The Winneshiek Medical Center Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program is funded by The United Way of Winneshiek County, with participating vendors from the Decorah farmers market. The coupons can only be used for fruits and vegetables and may not be exchanged for money.

Recipients of these coupons must be Winneshiek County residents, age 65 and older, and bring proof of their residency and age to the distribution site.  A WMC Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program ID card or driver’s license are both acceptable identifying documents. If seniors received coupons the previous year, they are asked to bring their past WMC Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program ID card to help coordinators evaluate the success of the program. There are no income guidelines to participate in this program.

Angie Kerndt, RD, LD, clinical dietitian at Winneshiek Medical Center comments, “It is extremely important for people of all ages to include more fruits and vegetables in their daily diets, and this program encourages senior citizens to do so while promoting local growers.”

Call 563-382-2911 for more information on this program and for upcoming distribution information.