JOLIET, Ill. (June 3, 2015) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market will officially open a new Joliet store Wednesday, June 10 and will donate $2,500 to both the Warren Sharpe Community Center and the Joliet Park District as part of the grand opening celebration. The store is located at 2700 Plainfield Road Suite C. In addition to the charitable donation, the first 250 shoppers through the doors will receive a free reusable shopping bag filled with $50 worth of healthy groceries.

“Fresh Thyme is excited to be joining the Joliet community, and we look forward to serving our new neighbors through healthy, value-priced offerings,” said CEO Chris Sherrell. “Our passion is improving the way our communities eat by making healthy, positive grocery shopping decisions easier and affordable.”

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be on hand for the ribbon cutting and check presentation ceremony at 6:45 a.m.; doors will open at 7 a.m. with lines forming several hours in advance as customers reserve their spot to secure their free reusable shopping bag. Fresh Thyme has planned savings and events all week long including family fun, live music and free food samples.

Grand Opening Schedule:

Wednesday, June 10th

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

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 & Graeter’s Ice Cream

Saturday, June 13th

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Live Music by David Bazaar

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Face Painting

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

Wednesday-Sunday Vendor Demos, 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/freshthymefarmersmarketsand following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm.