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First Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to open April 23

First Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to open April 23

The long-awaited debut of a new natural products chain takes place April 23 when Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opens the door of its first store.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is thrilled to announce the first store grand opening in Mount Prospect, Ill., at 211 W. Rand Road. Doors open on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 a.m. CST. Fresh Thyme CEO Chris Sherrell will join the mayor of Mount Prospect, Arlene Juracek, and the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, which will assist in the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and officially welcome the new market to the community.

“We are so excited to open our very first store in Mount Prospect!” Sherrell said. “We have planned a fun-filled grand opening day of events the entire community can enjoy, and we plan to continue the celebration with in-store events throughout the weekend.”

Grand Opening Scheduled Events:

The first 250 guests on Grand Opening Day will receive a limited edition, custom-designed Fresh Thyme reusable bag, created specifically for the Mount Prospect opening. The limited edition bag will be filled with more than $50 worth of healthy, delicious groceries! Guests are encouraged to arrive early to reserve their spot in line; limit one bag per household.

Additionally, Fresh Thyme will celebrate Earth Day by giving free reusable grocery bags to the first 5,000 guests. In paying tribute to the ongoing community-wide celebration of 100 years of baseball history for the city, guests who wear their favorite team memorabilia on grand opening day will also be given a free color-designed reusable bag.

6:45 a.m. – Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Partners Check Presentation

7 a.m. – Doors Open ~ Thyme to Shop!

*The first 250 guests in line receive grocery giveaway bag valued at over $50 of food items!

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Kids Activities including Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Complimentary Face Painting and Balloon Animals

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Super Stolie Kids Performance

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Outdoor Grilling Demonstrations and Samplings

2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Boar’s Head Live Demo Show In-Store

“The grand opening celebration will continue throughout the weekend with food demos, samplings and giveaways,” Sherrell said. “For example, Karl Wente of Wente Wineries will be present for a wine tasting and bottle signing on Sunday, April 27th from 2 – 4 p.m.”

As part of their commitment to the community, Fresh Thyme will make a financial donation to three different local charities. These charities have shown continual support to the Mount Prospect community, and Fresh Thyme would like to recognize and applaud their efforts and plan to be part of their continued good works in Mt. Prospect and the surrounding area. The local charities include: CEDA Northwest, Mount Prospect Lions Club and the Mount Prospect Parks Foundation. For more information, please visit

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