DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (April 22, 2015) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market will be giving away $50 in free groceries to the first 250 shoppers through their door on April 29 at the Downers Grove store located at 325 Ogden Avenue. Fresh Thyme grand openings are known for their family-fun atmosphere, children’s activities, live entertainment and an exciting opening day shopping experience.

“Fresh Thyme is passionate about making ‘local’ a focus of each store, from the products and produce to the people we staff,” said CEO Chris Sherrell. “Downers Grove is as local as it gets for Fresh Thyme as our first central support hub will be established here in May.”

Chamber630 will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:45 a.m. and the doors will open at 7 a.m. Come out and enjoy a day of family fun, food samples and a new, healthy shopping experience. Additional events are scheduled to continue throughout the week.

Grand Opening Schedule:

Wednesday April 29

6:45 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Live Music by Super Stolie

11 a.m.–2 p.m. Balloon Animals

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

2– 6:30 p.m. Boar’s Head Cooking Demo

Saturday May 2

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Live Music by Acoustic Generation

11 a.m.–2 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

Wednesday-Sunday: Food Sampling, Entertainment & Giveaways!

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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