Welcome To Healthy Villages

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

Our program is free and open to all county residents.

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 Markets!

Keosauqua Market- Tuesday 4-6 pm City Park

Bonaparte Market- Thursday 3:00-6:00 pm Main Street

Farmington Market- Friday 3:30-6:00 pm shelter along the River

Bentsport Market- Saturday 10-1pm

Healthy Villages Amazon Store! 

When items are purchased through the Healthy Villages Amazon Store, Healthy Villages earns a percentage of the sale!  It cost no more to order through Healthy Villages Amazon Store than it does the normal Amazon Site and you are helping your local Healthy Villages Program!

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- Jet Gas

Cantril- basement of Township Hall

Douds- basement of Methodist Church

Farmington- Indian Lake

Milton- City Hall

Keosauqua- Old Archies Building

Bonaparte- Bonaparte Improvement Associations building (Old Elementary)

Fill the Food Pantry Project!

Healthy Villages and the local Food Pantries in Bonaparte and Kesoauqua have partnered to start a project called "Fill the Food Pantry". 

Steps in helping:

  1. Stop at Township Grocery in Bonaparte,  Boyd's Grocery Store in Keosauqua or Moore's Grocery in Douds.  
  2. Purchase a Pre-filled bag for only $5
  3. Your bag will then be delivered to the-Food Pantry in that town

Help our local food pantry by donating!




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


Farmers Market

Keosauqua Farmers Market is every Tuesday  4:00-6:00 pm

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 a food vendor at the market contact Melissa Daugherty at 319-293-8727 or by email at melissa.daugherty@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.



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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