This post is sponsored by Fresh Thyme.
Last week, we had the chance to check out the new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on E. 82nd Street in Indianapolis. There had been a lot of buzz about the store, so I was anxious to see if it lived up to the hype.
The first thing we encountered was this beautiful fall display outside. I tried to get the boys to pose for a picture, but any parent of more than one child can tell you that getting all the kids to look at the camera at the same time requires divine intervention.
We got a tour of the store from the lovely Colein, and I was really impressed by all I saw. They aren’t lying when they say their produce is the main focus of the store. And it’s a BIG store.
But you know what attracted me the most? The prices. Fresh, natural, organic food at the same prices you find for conventional food at a regular grocery store. Do you see the 77 cent peaches? And they were delicious.
I asked Colein, “How do you keep prices so low?” She explained that Fresh Thyme has a different business model from most grocery stores. Fresh Thyme doesn’t ask brands to pay for shelf space; they just ask for the best price possible. Then they are able to pass on those savings to their customers. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask me.
Fresh Thyme has a wide range of both conventional and organic products, which is a great for our family since we can’t always afford to get organic everything. I love having a one-stop shop. Fresh Thyme is also a great place to stop when you want to pick up a quick lunch or just don’t want to cook — they have a great salad bar and a huge selection of prepared meals.
They also have this, which was my kids’ favorite part:
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Overall, I was really impressed by Fresh Thyme’s layout, friendly staff, and low prices. We will be back!