DAYTON, Ohio (March 18, 2015) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market’s first Dayton area store will be celebrating its grand opening in Sugarcreek Township at 4317 Feedwire Road when doors open at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Fresh Thyme grand openings are highly anticipated for their grocery giveaway—the first 250 shoppers receive a free reusable shopping bag filled with $50 worth of healthy and organic groceries!

Family activities, live entertainment and food sampling will delight attendees throughout the weekend. Festivities will begin Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. with a South Metro Regional Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a community partners check presentation where Fresh Thyme will give $2,500 to Garden Station and the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Education Foundation.

“Improving the way our communities eat is a driving passion at Fresh Thyme,” said CEO Chris Sherrell. “Making healthy choices easier by stocking healthy and organic offerings at a great value is just one of the ways that we are excited to serve the Dayton area.”

Past grand openings have had lines form the night before in anticipation; be sure to arrive early to claim your free bag of healthy groceries. Then stay for face painting, balloon animals, family fun and an exciting day of shopping!

Grand Opening Schedule:

Wednesday, March 25th

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

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

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Zumba Dance Class

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Face Painting with Children’s Entertainer Erica Carlson

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart/Graeter’s Ice Cream Samples

Saturday, March 28th

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Balloon Sculpting with Erica Carlson/Live Music by Allen Cruz & The Galaxy

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

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Chef Battle with Cooking Caravan

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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