FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 17, 2014) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is opening its first St. Louis area store Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The store is located in Fairview Heights at 6569 North Illinois Street. Fresh Thyme grand openings are known as an exciting event for the whole family and showcase a free bag of groceries to the first 250 shoppers through the doors. The entire day will be filled with live entertainment, food samples and family activities.

“Fresh Thyme is excited to open its first store of 2015 in Fairview Heights,” said Fresh Thyme’s CEO Chris Sherrell. “This is a wonderful community we are joining. We look forward to providing value-priced, healthy and organic offerings to its residents.”

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened ten stores in 2014 and plans to exceed that number in 2015. Fresh Thyme grand openings typically see large turnouts with hundreds of shoppers arriving in the early morning, and often a handful the night before, to get in line and claim one of 250 reusable shopping bags filled with $50 of free, healthy and organic groceries.

“As a new member of the Fairview Heights community, we want to introduce ourselves, have some fun and provide an enjoyable atmosphere where people can experience who we are and what we offer,” said Sherrell. “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, with the nutritious offerings of a natural food marketplace.”

Fairview Heights’ grand opening promises to be an enjoyable day for the whole family. Be sure to arrive early for the free grocery giveaway and stay for all the fun activities. Also, check-out additional in-store events which will be scheduled throughout the remainder of the week.

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.