Fresh Thyme Farmers Market has big plans in Detroit with stores opening in Troy, Rochester Hills and Northville on July 22. Each store will host separate grand opening celebrations, charitable donations and grocery giveaways. Fresh Thyme openings have become highly anticipated with eager fans of the natural- and healthy-focused grocery stores lining up by the hundreds before the doors open at 7 a.m.

The first 250 shoppers in line at each store will receive a free reusable shopping bag filled with $50 worth of healthy, natural groceries. Plan to arrive early as lines typically form several hours prior to the doors opening; some stores have seen enthusiastic shoppers camp in line overnight. Additionally, there will be fun family activities, live entertainment and food samplings all day long! Check the grand opening schedule below for the highlighted events at each store.

"Fresh Thyme is excited to be in the Detroit area," said CEO Chris Sherrell. "The people in these communities are very proud of their local producers, and so is Fresh Thyme. We have been extremely pleased with the quality of produce and goods that we have sourced from within Michigan, and we look forward to building strong relationships with our local suppliers."

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, and health supplement products. Fresh Thyme is scheduled to open 60 stores by 2019. Learn more at