Deerfield, Illinois (June 18, 2014) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is excited to report the grand opening of the company’s newest store in the Village of Deerfield. The store is located at 35 Waukegan Road and Lake Cook Road and will join the Mount Prospect store which opened in April as the second in the state of Illinois. The Deerfield store officially opens on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 a.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony including Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce at 9 a.m. Fresh Thyme CEO Chris Sherrell will bestow $2,500 donations to the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods and the Deerfield Park Foundation.

“Illinois is at the heart of our growth plan for continued expansion in the Midwest,” Sherrell said. “Deerfield is a perfect fit for Fresh Thyme, as the community is active, well-educated and values fresh, healthy and natural food at great prices. We’re very excited to meet our new Deerfield neighbors on June 25th!”

The first 250 customers will receive a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market reusable shopping bag containing healthy grocery products. Save the date, and arrive early to reserve your spot in line! The grand opening promises activities and family fun along with giveaways and product sampling all weekend.

Grand Opening Events Schedule

7 a.m.: Store opens/grocery giveaway to first 250 customers

9 a.m.: Ribbon cutting and Community Partners check presentation

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Balloon animals/Outdoor hot dog cart

11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.: Outdoor grilling and natural meat sampling

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Super Stolie performance

2 p.m.-7 p.m.: Live in-store cooking show

Chicago cooking personality Momma Cuisine will host a cooking demonstration on Sunday from 12-1 p.m.

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 and local fruits and vegetables. In addition, 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. You can learn more by visiting freshthyme.com, and be sure to keep in touch by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.