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Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

{by alicia} Now that the dust has settled from Fresh Thyme’s grand opening, I want to talk about my new favorite haunt. I hear some of you–Alicia, are you seriously devoting a blog post to a grocery store? Yes, but it’s too awesome for me to ignore.

Fresh Thyme Farmers' Market Columbus

Imagine a more affordable Whole Foods on a much smaller and local scale. That’s what you get with Fresh Thyme. The closest thing I can compare it to would be Lucky’s, which I also love, but Fresh Thyme wins because of proximity (holler to new development in Dublin). My only complaint is that the parking lot can get insane, but don’t let that stop you.

When you first walk in, it’s all bakery and deli goods–a good place to start.

French baguettes galore

French baguettes galore

The Hungry Monkey Baking Company iced cakes

The Hungry Monkey Baking Company iced cakes

SO MUCH PRETZEL BREAD

SO MUCH PRETZEL BREAD

Decently priced salad bar

Decently priced salad bar

Fresh Thyme Market prepared foods

Ready made deliciousness

Ready made deliciousness

I’m especially into the prepared foods section. I picked up a rotisserie chicken with house made sides and was very happy with the quality. They sell meat sans hormones, and there’s a noticeable difference.

Fresh Thyme

Seeing that this is supposed to emulate a farmers’ market, there is plenty of produce. Does anyone else frequent like 10 different grocery stores for specific needs? Fresh Thyme is quickly becoming my go-to meat, produce, and random goodie stop. Some of the produce prices are out of control (in a good way), and again, the quality is great.

Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme Fruit

Fresh Thyme vegetables

There’s also a spot where you can grind your own nut butter. Win.

Fresh Thyme Nut Butter Fresh Thyme Nut Butter

Or, if you’d rather buy the jarred version, there’s plenty of variety in the nut butter aisle. Pro tip: they have the cheapest jars of Justin’s almond butters here!

I'm a fan of these squeeze packs.

I’m a fan of these squeeze packs.

Along with Justin’s, you’ll find the usual “natural food” brands here: Hansen’s, Sabra, Lara, Applegate Farms, Organic Girl, Morningstar, and a bunch I have never even heard of–which is awesome.

Before I get carried away and literally take you aisle by aisle, I should try to calm myself and refrain from that. At this point, you probably have gotten the gist. For now, the Dublin location is the only store in Columbus–however, word on the street is Worthington will have one in 2016. In the meanwhile, you should definitely check it out if you’re in the neighborhood. I haven’t even touched on the coffee, bulk goods, or health/beauty supplies, but I’ve got to preserve some mystery.

Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is located at 6670 Sawmill Road, Columbus, OH 43235. The store is open daily from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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  • Floey

    September 9th, 2014 5:58

    So jealous! My go to market here in Cali is trader joes, ralphs, or the 99 ranch for Asian fare. Looks delicious...especially the fruit and bread :)

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