LAFAYETTE, Ind. (October 2, 2014) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market’s first Lafayette location will be celebrating its grand opening at 220 S. Creasy Lane on Thursday, October 9 with doors opening at 7 a.m. The first 250 shoppers will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with $50 worth of healthy and organic groceries. Recent grand openings across the Midwest have had lines form hours in advance with some residents arriving the night before.

“Fresh Thyme is passionate about making ‘local’ a focus of each store from the products and produce to the people we staff,” said CEO Chris Sherrell.  “In this spirit, we are eager to meet the residents we serve by hosting a grand opening the entire family will enjoy.”

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

Grand Opening Schedule:

Thursday, October 9
6:45 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

7:00 a.m. Doors Open/Grocery Giveaway to First 250 Customers. Line Up Early to Reserve Your Spot!
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Live music
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Balloon Animals & Face Painting/Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart
12 p.m.-4 p.m. Graeter’s Ice Cream Samples

Saturday, October 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Live Music
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Balloon Animals & Face Painting/Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart

Sunday, October 12
12 p.m.-3 p.m. Local Food Personality “Basilmomma” Cooking Show

Thursday-Sunday Vendor Demos, Entertainment & Giveaways!

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, and be sure to keep in touch by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.