The Thyme is Right for Worthington's New Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
On September 16, Fresh Thyme Famers Market officially opened its doors on High Street in Worthington. The highly anticipated, full-service market offers fresh, healthy, natural and organic products at value-oriented prices. While the store carries many of the same products as its competitors, there are several things that set it apart. Unlike traditional grocery stores, you won’t find numbered aisles, store maps or flashy light fixtures. The market was designed to be easy to navigate, with the fresh produce positioned at the center of the store and visible from every other department.
With 23 locations currently open in the Midwest and another 40+ planned to open by 2019, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is focused on improving the way people eat—without compromising their budget. When targeting new locations for their markets, the company seeks out community-oriented cities like Worthington.
“Worthington was a natural fit for our store,” said Ray Simpkins, general manager. “The people of Worthington are truly focused on supporting their local businesses, and we’ve been thrilled with the warm welcome we have received.”
What You'll Find at the Store
Much like a weekend farmers market, Fresh Thyme offers an abundance of fruits and vegetables, many of which are local and organic. The store also features a specialty meat market, with unique offerings like bison, elk, antelope and wild boar; homemade breads and pastries from local bakeries; and more than 400 different barrels of natural and organic bulk goods. In addition, Fresh Thyme features a body care department with vitamins, homeopathic remedies and skin care products like lotions, shampoos and sunscreen.
Folks looking for a quick, healthy meal to go will love Fresh Thyme’s deli. In addition to Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, the market offers fresh salads, heat-n-eat meals, an olive bar and plenty of easy entertaining dishes like dips, gourmet cheeses and appetizers. Guests can choose to take their deli selections with them or eat in the market’s comfortable dining area.
Another thing you’re sure to find at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a helpful, friendly staff. The company proudly operates under the premise that if its employees are happy, its customers will be happy as well. Fresh Thyme fosters an environment where employees feel appreciated and challenged and where they truly enjoy their work. “Our company prides itself on customer service,” Simpkins said. “If a guest needs help with anything, our employees are trained to happily go out of their way to assist them.”
Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington
Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.