FORT WAYNE, Ind. (October 16, 2014) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market will host a grand opening celebration Thursday, October 23 for its first store in Fort Wayne at 4320 Coldwater Road. Fresh Thyme focuses on the basics of shopping with healthy and organic offerings at value prices. There will be face painting and balloon animals for the kids as well as food sampling, live entertainment and a very popular grocery giveaway.

The first 250 shoppers through the doors at 7 a.m. will receive a reusable grocery bag filled with $50 worth of healthy and organic groceries. Residents at recent grand openings have arrived the night before to claim their spot in line. Greater Fort Wayne Inc. will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and community partners check presentations at 6:45 a.m.

“Fresh Thyme grand openings are about getting to meet the local residents, we truly value the communities we serve,” said CEO Chris Sherrell. “We take our role of providing healthy, responsible grocery choices seriously and we have fun doing it.”

Grand Opening Schedule:

Thursday, October 23

6:45 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Community Partners Check Presentation

7 a.m. Doors Open/Grocery Giveaway to First 250 Customers through the Door. Line Up Early to Reserve Your Spot!

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Live Music by Jennifer Fisher & Michael Lapp

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Face Painting/Balloon Animals/Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart

12-4 p.m. Graeter’s Ice Cream Samples

 

Saturday, October 25

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Live Music by Sugar Shot

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Face Painting/Balloon Animals/Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart

12-3 p.m. Cooking Demo with Cooking Personality Basilmomma

About Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a new full-service specialty retailer focusing on fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings, all at amazing values. The store’s signature offering is an extensive produce department with organic, local fruits and vegetables. Fresh Thyme’s full-service offerings include a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, natural and organic groceries, dairy and frozen, as well as vitamins and body care products. Fresh Thyme is offering a NEW shopping experience to the Midwest and is scheduled to open a total of 60 stores by 2019. Learn more by visitingfreshthyme.com, and be sure to keep in touch by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.