LAFAYETTE, Ind (September 16, 2014) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is excited to announce the grand opening of its first Lafayette store located at 220 S. Creasy Lane on Thursday, October 9 with doors opening at 7 a.m. Fresh Thyme will be giving the first 250 shoppers in line a reusable shopping bag with $50 worth of healthy and organic groceries. In addition, the entire day will be filled with fun family activities, food sampling and live entertainment.

“Fresh Thyme is a new full-service specialty grocer which features healthy and organic value-priced offerings,” said CEO Chris Sherrell.  “Our team works hard to offer high-quality, fresh, healthy and often local foods at great prices.”

The Grand Opening celebration will be filled with exciting events for the entire family includingface painting, balloon animals, food sampling and children’s entertainment. Additional events are scheduled to continue throughout the week.

“We’re passionate about making ‘local’ a focus of each store, from the products and produce to the people we staff,” Sherrell said.“In that same spirit, we strive to build lasting relationships within the communities we serve, and a grand opening celebration geared toward the whole family is a great way to meet our neighbors in Lafayette.”

Fresh Thyme’s mission is to improve the way our communities eat by combining the spirit of a weekend farmers market with the convenience of a neighborhood store and the nutritious offerings of a natural food marketplace. Fresh Thyme invites everyone to come and experience the store during this grand opening and enjoy the family activities.

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.