Market Basket Minute: Fresh Thyme opening


5. events are getting ready to start for the area's newest store.. fresh thyme opens tomorrow. south bend tribune market basket reporter lincoln wright got a look inside late this afternoon. lincoln wright / south bend tribune: "thanks guys. i'm here at the new fresh thyme in mishawaka where, if you look behind me, everyone's hard at work getting ready for the grand opening. the store opens tomorrow at 7am; the first 250 customers in line are going to get 20-percent off their entire purchase." bruce van overloop / director of operations: "so we'r called fresh thyme farmer's market, so obviously when you think farmer's markets you think of produce, right? so we devote about 25- percent of our store to fresh produce, um, we try to do the best we can. we carry today about 160 organic items, and when in- season, we carry up to 200, which is typically more than anybody in the marketplac e. we believe in our format, healthy food, healthy values, um, that we believe, um, selling it at a competitive price, but at a value price, and that we can reach to the, uh, masses. you know, we're just common folks, and we just want to welcome the public into our house, and treat them as a guest." lincoln wright / south bend tribune: "an fresh thyme tries to work with as many local vendors as they can to source their produce, which they say they can offer at a competitive price compared to other organic vendors. 'cause what's important to them is offering a fun, casual environment for

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