EAST LANSING, Mich. (April 22, 2015) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market’s first Michigan store will be celebrating its grand opening in East Lansing at 940 Trowbridge Road on Wednesday, April 29. Fresh Thyme grand openings are becoming increasingly popular due to their free grocery giveaway to the first 250 shoppers through the doors. Additional events are scheduled for the remainder of the day and throughout the week

Join Fresh Thyme and the Lansing Regional Chamber at 6:45 a.m. for the official ribbon cutting ceremony, but be sure to arrive early for a chance to receive a free reusable shopping bag filled with healthy groceries. Recent grand openings have seen large turnouts from the communities, with many people forming lines the night before.

“Our mission is to improve the way our communities eat by combining the spirit of a weekend farmers market and the convenience of a neighborhood store,” said CEO Chris Sherrell. “Providing nutritious offerings at a great value and featuring an abundant produce section makes healthy decisions a little easier.”

Fresh Thyme’s grand opening promises to be fun for the whole family with live entertainment, children’s activities, food sampling and an exciting day of shopping!

Grand Opening Schedule:

Wednesday, April 29

6:45 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

7 a.m. Doors Open/Grocery Giveaway to First 250 Customers

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart

12 p.m.-2 p.m. Live Music by crAsh

12 p.m.-3 p.m. Balloon Animals

2-6:30 p.m. Boar’s Head Cooking Demo

Friday, May 1

5-7 p.m. Bell’s Beers Tasting/Local Dietician Cooking Demo and Q&A from Moushumi Mukherjee

Saturday, May 2

12 p.m.-2 p.m. Live Music by crAsh

12 p.m.-3 p.m. Face Painting

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart

2-6:30 p.m. Boar’s Head Cooking Demo

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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