Good news, Iowa State students! There's a new healthy grocery store in Ames that has just opened up close to campus. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market offers fresh, healthy food that doesn’t come at a hefty price, and the store’s unique features make it stand out from other groceries

Overview of Store

Fresh Thyme is located on the corner of S Duff and SE 5th street, right next to Target. This new grocery store offers fresh, organic, and natural food that is still affordable. Some of the store’s features include a fresh bakery, an organic coffee station, and a wide array of colorful produce that is very reasonably priced. It also has a salad and olive bar, perfect if you’re in need of a quick, on-the-go meal. There’s plenty of options to satisfy your sweet tooth, too- the store has rows and rows of different types of candy to choose from. Something else that’s really unique about the store is that it has a station where you can ground your own nut butter.

Special Features

Another great thing about Fresh Thyme is that it has products that cater to special dietary needs. You will see many gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian options on the shelves as you wander through the aisles.

Fresh Thyme doesn’t just have food, though: it offers other health-related products as well. The store sells healthy living/recipe books, essential oils, vitamins and supplements, natural skincare/makeup, fitness equipment, etc. It’s basically a hub of all things health-related.

A bonus of shopping at Fresh Thyme is that there are two Registered Dietitians on staff. This is helpful for anyone who may want assistance choosing nutrient-dense foods or getting questions relating to healthy eating answered. These individuals are a great resource for customers.

All in all, any college student looking for healthy food that is reasonably priced should definitely check out this grocery store in Ames. You can check our their website with more information here. There are a lot of healthy recipes on there, which is great if you’re in need of some cooking inspiration. You can also download the store’s app to earn rewards and receive coupons for your shopping trips.

Get shopping ISU students!