This is information shared in collaboration with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and as you know I perform cooking demonstrations in their stores periodically. All opinions shared are my own 🙂
I am excited to announce that Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is opening up TWO new stores in the Indianapolis area- West 86th St and East 82nd St. This brings their store total to SEVEN new stores that opened up in the year alone! It has been a blessing to the southside of Indianapolis/Greenwood where I live. I have witnessed this first hand.
I have been fortunate enough to be invited to cook for the guests of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on several occasions in the Greenwood store. Each time I literally walk in with a few ideas, grab the ad and shop from what is on sale and special. I take it to the front of the store, often with a group of shoppers, and get started cooking. Last time I made watermelon lemonade, Greek meatballs with Tzaziki (a HUGE hit) and blueberry sweet corn salsa. This is a great time to get to know the shopper, share recipes and swap tips and do a bit of educating on how to shop what is on sale and in season. I have had a HUGE response from happy taste testers and it is quite possibly on my top 5 best live cooking experiences mental list 🙂
Get those recipes HERE
Get the recipes from my FIRST FTFM appearance HERE
I will be at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market cooking for guests on Saturday, September 27th from 10 am-1 pm at the E 82nd St location and on Sunday from 12-3 at the West 86th St location. I am typically in the front of the store so look for me at a long table chatting it up with the guests! SO far I have fed- oh you know, close to a thousand people!
Guess what? I am giving away TWO $25 Fresh Thyme Farmers Market gift cards EACH DAY! 2 on Saturday at the 82nd St location and 2 on Sunday at the 86th St location. That’s FOUR lucky winners that I can’t wait to meet!
Want a sneak peek?
At Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets they believe you shouldn’t have to give away the farm to feed your body nutritious food. They are on a mission to improve the way our communities eat by offering fresh and healthy food at amazing values -all in a vibrant and fun shopping environment, with smiling friendly faces.
The foundation of healthy eating is often based on incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables in our diets. Therefore, at the core of their offerings is an abundant produce department, overflowing with fruits and vegetables, fresh from the farm, often locally grown and much of it organic. They are so passionate about produce that they have made it the nucleus of the store, ensuring the bounty of fruits and vegetables is visible from all other departments.
Learn more about Fresh Thyme Farmers Market HERE and click on one of their locations above to be directed to their Facebook pages.
Want to win a $25 gift card? FREE FOOD!!
I want to share Fresh Thyme Farmers Market with YOU! This is a giveaway only open to those that live within a drivable distance to one of the FTFM stores. Get that list HERE. Leave me ONE comment below with something YOU would like to see ME make at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to sample to hungry guests. Leave ONE comment below from NOW- September 30. At that time I will draw the winner and notify said winner via email. Winner will have 24 hours to respond with a mailing address.
Two new Indianapolis locations to serve you:
4225 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250
2342 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Each new store will host its own grand opening celebration with doors opening at 7 a.m on 9/25. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market reusable shopping bags packed with healthy, organic groceries and produce valued at $50 will be handed out to the first 250 shoppers through the doors at each store. Throughout the day attendees will be treated to live entertainment, face-painting, food sampling and other activities geared toward the whole family.
“Fresh Thyme’s first Indianapolis store recently opened in the Greenwood area and we are grateful for the warm welcome into the community,” said Fresh Thyme’s CEO Chris Sherrell. “With two additional locations now opening, we are thrilled to celebrate Indianapolis with a day filled with family fun.”
Fresh Thyme is proud to hire locally as part of their effort to build lasting relationships with the communities they serve. Area residents are encouraged to apply for managerial and hourly positions by visiting them online at www.freshthyme.com.
Want a few MORE chances to win? Be sure to come see me while I cook to enter AND visit a few of my friends who are also giving away $25 gift cards!