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 June 1st for 2021!

Keosauqua Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 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 Liz at 319-293-8701 or by email at elizabeth.nichols@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.

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 under the Patient Resources tab.

Fitness Centers Open
Free for Residents to use!

  • Birmingham- Closed until new location is found
  • Cantril- basement of Township Hall
  • Douds- basement of Methodist Church
  • Farmington- Closed until a new location is found
  • Milton- City Hall
  • Keosauqua- City Hall (201 Main St.)
  • 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

  • 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

Group Exercise Classes - Keosauqua

  • Keosauqua Methodist Church 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am - Tai Chi for Seniors
  • Tuesdays 2:00 pm - Low Impact Aerobics (no floor work)
  • FREE!
  • No floor work.  Great stretching.  Wear comfortable clothes
  • Instructor: Lil Perry

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

To report a Compliance or Privacy concern or incident, use our Integrity & Compliance Line:
1-866-477-4661 or www.mycompliancereport.com, Access code = THO

If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-319-293-8709