Downers Grove, Ill (April 1, 2015) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is excited to announce the grand opening of its first Downers Grove store located at 325 Ogden Avenue on Wednesday, April 29. Doors will open at 7 a.m. and the first 250 Fresh Thyme shoppers will receive a reusable shopping bag stuffed with $50 worth of healthy groceries. In addition, the entire day will be filled with fun family activities, food sampling and live entertainment.

“Fresh Thyme is a rapidly growing, specialty grocer which features local, healthy and organic value-priced offerings,” said CEO Chris Sherrell. “We’re passionate about making ‘local’ a focus of each store, from the products and produce to the people we staff.”

A recent Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grand opening was a blast, with nearly 500 people in line when the doors opened for a chance to receive a free bag of groceries and be the first to experience the unique grocery concept. Fresh Thyme stores combine the spirit of a weekend farmers market and the convenience of a neighborhood store for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience where healthy comes first.

“Our mission is improving the way our communities eat. Providing healthy foods that are easily accessible and affordable is one way we strive to accomplish this,” Sherrell said.“A grand opening celebration with fun for the whole family is a great way to meet our neighbors in Downers Grove and let them see firsthand the healthy and organic values we offer.”

Fresh Thyme believes in cultivating our relationships with local organizations, schools and not-for-profit groups in each community. This grand opening is especially important to Fresh Thyme as their corporate headquarters will also be located in Downers Grove permanently later this spring.

About Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, and health supplement products. Fresh Thyme is scheduled to open 60 stores by 2019. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us atfacebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets and following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm.

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