Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Extends Commitment to Local Communities With Bags 4 My Cause Partnership Across Midwest Stores

DOWNERS GROVE, IL., March 01, 2018 – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty retailer focused on healthy organic products and groceries, announced today a partnership with Bags 4 My Cause, an organization that partners with retailers to develop the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program to support local nonprofit causes, across all Midwest stores starting March 1.

“As of February 2018, Bags 4 My Cause has raised over $650,000 to support over 4,000 local nonprofit causes across the U.S.,” said Chris Sherrell, CEO of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. “We’re honored to work with an organization that shares our mission to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve –giving back is a large part of that commitment. By buying reusable bags, shoppers are able to protect the environment and give to a cause that matters to them.”

Shoppers who purchase the $2.99 Fresh Thyme reusable bag featuring the Giving Tag will have the option to direct $1.00 to a local nonprofit of their choice by logging-on to the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program website.

If a shopper does not choose a local nonprofit within seven days of purchase, the donation will automatically go to the local nonprofit designated by the location’s regional manager and store leadership team.

To learn more about the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program, please visit

About Bags 4 My Cause 
Bags 4 My Cause (B4MC) located in Portsmouth, NH, partners with retailers to provide reusable shopping bags. B4MC is committed to the mission of empowering retailers to be the best they can be while supporting nonprofit causes, businesses, and the planet. The reusable bag program is designed to support local nonprofit causes and foster a movement aimed towards eliminating the environmentally harmful use of paper and plastic single-use bags.

About Fresh Thyme Farmers Market®
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, health supplement products, and its own line of organic and natural private label products. Learn more at