Monday, October 12, 2015

3 Fresh Thyme Openings in Chicago Area & Preview Twitter Party October 13!

**Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Fresh Thyme Farmer's Markets. All opinions are 100% my own and I am excited to share new Fresh Thyme news with you!


When Fresh Thyme first announced that it was coming to Mt. Prospect, we were immediately eager to check out the new addition to our grocery store scene. We shop for many organic products, free range eggs, natural meats and more products that can often be a trick to find. Fresh Thyme focuses on supplying fresh, natural and organic items so we were thrilled to add this store to our weekly shopping choices. We have been really happy with the quality at Fresh Thyme as well as the choices. The bulk section is one of the most impressive that I have seen sporting over 300 products. Amazing! The store is neat, organized and easy to navigate. The food is well presented and you can immediately see the quality. With how much we have enjoyed the store, I was excited to learn that Fresh Thyme will be expanding in the area this week with openings in Crystal Lake, Chicago and Naperville this Wednesday, October 14!


The mission:

Fresh Thyme's mission is to change the way that people eat by combining the spirit of a farmers' market with the community feel of a neighborhood market and the offerings of a natural food store. Fresh Thyme sources local products and seeks to develop relationships with local community organizations and efforts.


Interesting facts:

  • Fresh Thyme offers a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, bulk food, produce department with around 170 organic offerings, natural and organic groceries, dairy and frozen, over 7000 varieties of vitamins, supplements and natural body care products.
  • Each store includes a Fresh Thyme Kitchen featuring prepared salads and meals as well as a full salad bar, made-to-order sandwiches and a bakery featuring artisan breads.
  • Over 1,600 Gluten Free products in every store.
  • Over 12 varieties of natural, handmade sausage – made in-store daily. Fresh Thyme’s recipes use all natural seasonings with no MSG.

The celebration:

Grand Opening – Wednesday, October 14th

At 6:45AM there will be a ribbon cutting and checks presented to community partners. Then, a number of festivities start at 7AM:

  • The first 250 customers on Grand Opening Day will receive a FREE Bag of Groceries valued at $50 or more. Get in line early to reserve a place in line.
  •  Sampling
  • Amazing grand opening specials and more.
PLUS – Wednesday – Sunday enjoy vendor demos, entertainment & giveaways! Stores open daily 7AM-10PM.

Twitter Party October 13!

Join the Fresh Thyme Twitter Party tomorrow, October 13 5PM-6PM to learn more AND have a chance to win gift cards! Woot!



Wait--there's more!  See the pink bag above? Chicago area Fresh Thyme stores will be selling them to raise money to benefit breast cancer research charities!

Very excited that Fresh Thyme is expanding in the area! If you haven't visited a location yet, definitely swing by and check out the market especially our favorite--the bulk food section! And, don't forget about the Twitter party October 13! Who doesn't like to win a gift card?


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