Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opens to rave reviews in Ypsilanti.

Fresh Thyme Market held its grand opening on Wednesday, and as of 9:00am Thursday, customers continued to flock into the brand new store on Washtenaw in Ypsilanti.

 Thursday things were hopping inside the attractively adorned, well-stocked and friendly market. Upon entering the market the first thing customers will notice is the wide open and comfortable store layout. No long rows of crowded isles to navigate at Fresh Thyme. Enjoy the wide open, airy space!

Immediately apparent was the large produce department which features a wide variety of produce, from fresh blueberries to organic red bell peppers. Also appealing is that Fresh Thyme features produce from local farms and certified organic growers. 25% of the market is devoted to produce.

Besides the very healthy grocery department, the market features large vitamin, and natural body care sections that competes well with any of the other markets in the area.

I spoke to several customers inside the store Thursday, and they were all thrilled that the market opened a store in Ypsilanti. The local consensus in Ypsilanti is that residents are very glad to have a market with this product selection so close to home. Fresh Thyme Market is a fantastic addition to Ypsilanti, and residents are very pleased.

Jeff Brown

Fresh walnut raisin bread at Fresh Thyme. Purple Walrus Press photo.


  1. The fresh pressed and squeezed juices are fantastic! The quality of their beef and fish almost made me buy a tuna steak.
    I am so happy to finally have a place close to home.

    1. Yes, great store. Looking forward to going back. Thanks for the reply.

  2. I'm glad there's a decent grocery store closser to home for us Ypsilantians. I am cautious, however, because Fresh Thyme is not as local and natural as it seems. It is owned by Meijer and has roughly 10% local products/produce. While the location, presentation, and even the contents are pluses, it concerns me that they market themselves as something they're not.