Daily farmers market opens in Greene County
Story by Danielle Coots
A new market recently opened its doors to customers looking to find foods that are not only healthy, but the store also helps out the area communities with their buy-local motto.
“We couldn’t be happier about opening a store in the Sugarcreek Township and Centerville communities,” stated Fresh Thyme Farmers Market CEO Chris Sherrell. “Our passion is improving the way people eat by offering fresh, organic and healthy options at a great value.”
This is the first Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in the Dayton area. Last year, the new-age grocery store opened locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Cincinnati and now in other parts of Ohio.
“I’m so glad to see it finally open,” said Cara Tilford with Sugarcreek Township planning and zoning.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market’s goal is to bring wholesome, fresh and local produce that is found in the weekend farmers markets to one place on a daily basis. According to its website, its mission is to “improve the way our communities eat by offering fresh and healthy food at amazing values.”
The market will offer one of the largest produce departments offering locally grown or organic fruits and vegetables, natural meats with less hormones, fresh seafood, gluten-free produce and other environmentally friendly products.
The opening of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market generated employment of approximately 90 employees, as a result of a job fair in early February.
Other Ohio-area Fresh Thyme Farmer Markets will be opening soon in Beavercreek and Worthington. The corporation has a Midwest rollout plan to open more than 60 locations and hire more than 5,000 employees within the next five years.
The store is located at 4317 Feedwire Road in Greene County. For more information, visit www.freshthyme.com.
Danielle is a freelance writer for Greene County News.