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Gallery: Thyme has come today

The first location of the natural and organic startup Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened its doors in Mount Prospect, Ill., on April 23.

The Phoenix-based chain, founded by veterans of Sunflower Farmers Market, intends to open up to 60 locations throughout the Midwest in the coming five years.

Fresh Thyme, whose investors include the superstore chain Meijer, runs a store similar to Sunflower and Sprouts Farmers Market, focusing on a large selection and low prices on produce, along with 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. The store has adopted the tagline “Healthy Food. Healthy Values.”

Text and captions by Jon Springer
Photos courtesy Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

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