Welcome To Healthy Villages

Healthy Villages is a program designed to help residents of Van Buren County learn to make healthier lifestyle choices.?

Our Mission:  To help make Van Buren County a healthy place to live and work, by providing resources, education and wellness opportunities to everyone.

Our Vision:  Healthy Villages is committed to making Van Buren County a healthy place in which to live and work.

Farmers Market

Keosauqua Farmers Market will start May 22nd, 2018!

Keosauqua Farmers Market is every Tuesday  4:00-6:00 pm in the city park.

All farmers, producers and growers are welcome.  Items have to be homemade or home grown to sell at the market. 

For more infromation or to be a vendor or a food vendor at the market contact Amanda at 319-293-8701 or by email at amanda.payne@vbch.org

Bonaparte Farmers Market every Thursday May-October 3-6:00 pm,.  Located 1st Street Bonparte.

Farmington Farmers Market every Friday June-October 3:30-6:00pm.  Located in the shelter along the river.

Bentensport Farmers Market every Saturday 10-1.  Located in the park.

2018 Van Buren County Calendar of Wellness Events

Community Wellness Events to look forward to in the coming year to help you reach you wellness goals:


Farmers Market start

Live Healthy Iowa Go the Distance Day (Kids)

Woman and Men Golf Leagues (Riverview Country Club) May-September


Live Healthy Iowa Burst your Thirst (June- July)

Strawberry Festival- (Fun Run) 2nd weekend of the month


Safe and Healthy Kids Fair


Cantril Days- Frisbee Golf Tournament

Bike Van Buren

Slow Pitch Tournament (Cantril Days)


Live Healthy Iowa Step Challenge (September- October)

Local Church Crop Walks

Slow Pitch Tournament (Milton Festival and Stockport BBQ Days)


Friends of Lacey- Fall 5K Run/walk

Live Healthy Iowa/ Iowa Healthiest State Initiative (Fall Walk)

Men’s Basketball- Sundays October-February (Van Buren High School Gym)


Cantril Waubonsie Trail- Light walking trail

Cantril- Winter run/walk


Aerobics- Farmington Monday and Wednesday 5:30

Tia-Chi Classes- Wednesdays 8:30 Keosauqua United Methodist Church

Van Buren County Hospital Diabetic Classes- Quarterly

Iowa State Extension Workshops

To print a copy see our Tips & Resources page.


Community Health Needs Assessment

Van Buren County Hospital and Van Buren County Public Health have completed a Van Buren County Community Health Needs Assessment.  A new Community Health Improvement Plan was developed and can be found on the Van Buren County Hospital website at www.vbch.org


Fitness Center Open Free for Residents to use!

Birmingham- Closed until new location is found

Cantril- basement of Township Hall

Douds- basement of Methodist Church

Farmington- Indian Lake

Milton- City Hall

Keosauqua- 807 Main Street

Bonaparte- Bonaparte Improvement Associations building (Old Elementary)



Healthy Villages now has rentals available.  There is a $100 refundable deposit on each.

  • Hand washing Station- $30 per day rental fee
  • Pop-up Tents (1)- $25 per day rental fee

Fitness Classes

Group Exercise Classes

Farmington Community Center Monday and Wednesday nights 5:30-6:15 pm

Cardio/resistance Training- Suitable for working at your own pace!

$3 per class paid when attend.  Just bring your own mat everything else will be provided.

Instructor: Robin Kokjohn

Tai Chi Classes

Keosauqua Methodist Church every Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:00 am


No floor work.  Great stretching.  Wear comfortable clothes

Instructor: Lil Perry


Blue Zones Project


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Healthy Villages: Corporate Sponsors

  • Libertyville Savings Bank- Bronze Sponsor
  • First Iowa State Bank- Silver Sponsor
  • Hill Phoenix Speciality Products- Gold Sponsor



Food Pantry Partners:

  • Township Grocery- Bonaparte
  • Boyd's Grocery- Keosauqua
  • Job Closet- Food Pantry Bonaparte
  • Heavenly Hands- Food Pantry Keosauqua



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