In addition to produce and natural foods, the Fresh Thyme format includes a natural meat department, bulk foods, dairy, frozen and health supplements.
Sherrell told SN that Fresh Thyme's foodservice department differentiates the format from the other farmers markets he's worked with (Sunflower and Wild Oats).
"It has just been such a huge hit — salad bars, making fresh pizzas in the stores, sandwich bars and a lot of these things. We’ve got seating areas, which we didn’t have before.”
The East Lansing, Mich., store is pictured above.