CHRIS SHERRELL • Chief Executive Officer ANN X. POULOSE • Sr. Director of Marketing & Advertising COLEIN WHICHER • Director of Strategy MELISSA G. WIGGANS • Marketing Integration Coordinator MEGHAN DAW, RD, LDN • Registered Dietitian KERRY CLIFFORD,MS,RD,LDN • Registered Dietitian ANGELA SHERRELL • Sr. Advertising Manager KAITLYN O'NEILL • Marketing Manager Merchandising Contributors MIKE SAVAGE, JONATHAN LAWRENCE, SIMON CUTTS, SCOTT SCHUETTE, JEFF GERNAND, MISCHA CONNER, KELLY BUCK, ZORAN MINIC, ROBERT ABDEE, SHANE SHERRELL, JESSE HIMANGO, MATT FAUST, BEN BUSH, ROBIN VANDENABEELE, ERICA CUTTS, MIKE MILLER, ANNA GARIBAY, MARTY MILLER AMANDA EWING • Business Director GREG PHILBY • Editor in Chief JENNIFER GLASER-KOEHLER • Sr. Art Director RACHAEL THOMPSON • Art Director CARLOS ACEVEDO • Test Kitchen Director KRISTI CHEW • Copy Chief STEVE COOPER • Senior Writer MARY BUNTING • Editorial Food Assistant SHANE THOMAS • Editorial Assistant DONOVAN COLE • Editorial Assistant MICHAEL GOSHON • Premedia/Imaging Director Chris Sherrell and family Photo by Louis Hernandez Welcome to Crave! It’s always growing season at Fresh Thyme. New things bloom. The next wave of fruit ripens and fresh produce rolls in. We crave delicious dishes that celebrate the harvest. We crave tips on how to prepare healthier food. We crave inspiration about new and exciting products. That’s why we created this first issue of Fresh Thyme’s Crave magazine. Our team will pack Crave with ideas for you every other month, sharing with you our passion for fresh foods and healthy living. Our hope is to be a part of your journey toward living a better life. That can be as simple as using local honey to help fight your spring allergies. Perhaps it’s changing your family’s hectic pace and pausing for dinner around the backyard table to enjoy each other’s company over scrumptious citrus chicken, right off the grill! Throughout Crave you’ll find our healthful and tasty recipes we developed exclusively for you, and our simple insights into healthier and happier living. Look for ways to save money by buying the things you love in bulk, read about our refreshing juiceries, our new health and body care products, and more about our private line of quality Fresh Thyme products, plus lots more! Cook up something delicious tonight. Then kick back and enjoy your magazine... You deserve it. Cheers! Until next thyme, Chris Sherrell President and Chief Executive Officer C R AV E Volume 1, Issue 1 May/June 2017 Discovertheroots offreshthyme (andbasil...) p.7 SECT IONS contents CONTINUED It's your store. Your savings. And your personal app. GET SOCIAL WITH US Great food discoveries are meant for sharing! Follow us on Facebook and visit freshthyme.com for fresh ideas, products, and inspiring recipes. Share new favorites on Instagram and Twitter (#FreshThymeFinds). YOUR PERSONAL DIETITIANS We’re here for your health—where Nutritious meets Delicious. Meet Registered Dietitians Kerry Clifford, MS, RD, LDN, and Meghan Daw, RD, LDN. They appear throughout the pages of Fresh Thyme Crave, sharing great food ideas, providing insights on natural products, and helping you on your journey toward a healthier, happier way of life. KERRY CLIFFORD, MS, RD, LDN MEGHAN DAW, RD, LDN 4RIPE NOW Get ready for strawberry season! 7FARM TO FORK Meyer Farms delivers a love of fresh herbs. 13FRESH FIVE Check out our picks for what’s new in the store this month. 45READY, SET, GO Great for a time crunch: the easy-to- assemble street taco. 47FRESH SPOT Meet the Fresh Thyme butcher shop: a cut above the rest. 49FRESH PICKS These sauces will kick up your cooking. 52FRESH INSIGHTS Oooh honey! Take a look at a favorite sweet and healthy treat. 55HEALTHY LIF E Smoothies pack a nutritious punch. But they’re also just simply delicious. 56GET APPY Cash in on savings with your free personal MyThyme Fresh Rewards account. Please recycle after use FRESH THYME GREY DOG MEDIA 10BULK UP Some good things come in large batches! Discover our coffee beans and the perks of cold-filtered brewing. Z #FreshThymeFinds Watch for the FTF logo sprinkled throughout the issue! We're on the Grow! Check out our family of Fresh Thyme locations—and those coming soon—at freshthyme.com/our-stores freshthyme.com | May/June 2017 3