Fresh Thyme Farmers Market comes to Central Indiana

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending the pre-grand opening of the Greenwood, Indiana location of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, an organic market. Although it was a cloudy, rainy day, inside it was a party atmosphere that made me forget about the dreary weather. Customers were greeted with a rose to start things off right and many samples were provided such as bubbly cider and crab along with a chocolate fountain. A live band was also playing to add to the ambience.


Their organic produce looked fresh and shiny along with the meat and fish counter. The meat they sell is raised without hormones and the seafood is flown in daily. A variety of cheeses and fresh baked goods are available at very reasonable prices. The baked goods are from local artisan bakeries and the onsite store bakery. The market dedicates a whole aisle to various natural and organic bulk foods. Locally roasted organic coffee beans are also sold in bulk. Wine and spririts abound and they have a great vitamin/supplement aisle with top notch brands. Homemade soaps were piled high on a table and smelled heavenly! For the makeup mavens, they have that too along with essential oils. I can't think of what they don't have!

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To win a gift card to this wonderful establishment, simply comment on what you would buy with this card. I’ll choose a winner next Friday, June 27th. Here’s a link to their website so you can see if there is a store in your area:

Give this organic market a try. The people were friendly and helpful-Just what you want your supermarket experience to be!



A couple of months ago I took a class on sprouted flour. I’d heard the term but wasn’t sure what it meant. According to the instructor it is the process of a grain becoming a plant so it’s more easily digestible by your body. This now uses sugar molecule to germinate, develops its own enzymes, provides lacto bacillus and digests itself. Since you’re now eating plants it’s low glycemic and it’s stored as energy not fat.  High enzyme activity so it absorbs nutrients better.  Some claims are that it lowers cholesterol, sugars,  and your blood pressure. Great benefits if you ask me.

Process for sprouted flour is you dry mill it and sift the grain. You get bran, grain and endosperm. All the nutrients remain. The germination part of the sprouting process removes the bitterness and increases fiber and protein count.

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