Here at Thyme & Season and The Common Bond Markets our staff is dedicated and focused on customer value. We promise to always go above and beyond for you our customer; by selecting the highest quality products for our shelves, products that are good for people & our planet, sourcing local products that meet our standards, cultivating a space for learning through the exchange of information in our aisles and at our public wellness lectures.
We celebrate that the battle for racial equality has come a long way and acknowledge that there is still much work to be done. We are dedicating ourselves to doing the work of anti-racism by nurturing inclusion, equity, health, and safety through continued education, introspection, and improvement.
No matter your race, gender orientation, religious affiliation, or age we welcome all to shop at our stores. We hope you will join us in treating each other with dignity and respect.
It is our hope that the stores can be a place of healing for mind, body, and spirit.
We wish you continued health and wellness from Thyme & Season and The Common Bond Markets.
Thyme & Season is a real health-food store! For 20-plus years we have provided one of the largest selections of natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free & vegan foods, in addition to local produce, free-range meats/poultry, artisan cheese, sustainable fish, organic baby food, quality pet food/remedies, safe cleaning & paper products, fair trade chocolate & coffee, and more. We offer vitamin, mineral, herb and whole food supplements, homeopathic remedies & a Certified Nutrition Counselor. Hot entrees & soups, salads, sandwiches, sushi, and wraps are an every day staple. Catered platters are available for order. We have a dedicated staff, always ready with a smile to help you in any way they can.
Shop, learn....be healthy!
What We Value and Work Towards
Supporting our community is very important to us. We give back in many ways; through donation to community events and projects like our Tokens for Charity Program, and our partnership with Haven's Harvest food recovery organization. We choose to partner with women and BIPOC owned businesses as often as we can. We care about our community.
We're Committed to Local
We’re proud to support local farmers and makers from all over Connecticut and New England. We love local made! We’re committed to supporting the local grown food system by partnering with small businesses that meet our standards of high-quality, clean label ingredients. You will find local made products in every department of the store including our Local Made section featuring the newest additions to our collection of local brands. Look for ‘Made in Connecticut’ and “Made in New England’ signs on the shelf under each of these items.
Here at Thyme & Season sustainability matters to us!
We're committed to using more sustainable packaging and supporting our vendors who are going the extra mile to do the same!
Here are the measures we've put in place to reduce our footprint:
- Stopping in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner from the kitchen? Use paper straws, paper containers at the hot bar & compostable utensils!
- Purchasing fresh produce or bulk goods? Grab a compostable Bio Bag from the roll and fill it to your heart's content!
- At the register we have paper bags for your purchases (no plastic bags here). Buy a reusable cloth grocery bag, or bring your own!
-Food waste: less than desirable produce from our produce section get's repurposed in our kitchen. We partnered with Haven's Harvest food recovery organization. They pick up out of date products and left over hot bar food from us weekly. This food is distributed to folks in need in the surrounding community.
We acknowledge that there is always more to improve upon when it comes to sustainability, but we want you to know that when you shop with us you’re supporting sustainable practices.
Our Delicious Products
We have a variety of fresh organic and local grown seasonal fruits and vegetables and are always striving to support our local-grown food system. Our dedicated produce team is constantly ordering, stocking, and sifting to make sure that you get the freshest organic produce possible. We pack an excellent selection into the department, so that you can find all of your essentials & more every time you shop with us.
Healthy Options for All
Our kitchen team is like no other. They work hard to create fresh, tasty, unique, & delicious foods for all kinds of eaters. Visit our full-service hot bar for hot entrees & soups – menu changes daily. see menu Visit the grab-and-go cooler for prepared wraps, salads, sandwiches, breakfast bowls, dinners, prepackaged soup, fresh pressed juice, and seasonal items. Local sushi is delivered to us fresh each day. We also offer seasonal catering menus during the holidays and preorder ‘Thursday Dinner Thyme’ individual take out dinners. Our kitchen strives to provide options that cater to most allergies, dietary sensitivities and preferences. Stop in for something healthy & delicious to fuel you through your day!
Did you know? It’s cheaper on average to buy bulk foods vs. packaged foods. Buying bulk reduces packaging waste and sustainability matters to us here at Thyme & Season. That’s why we use BioBag compostable bags in our bulk department, no plastic bags here! Read more about our sustainability efforts.
Our bulk bins are packed fresh and ready for you to take home exactly the amount you need. We have a variety of bulk items, including flour, beans, lentils, nuts, trail mixes, granola, a huge selection of herbs, loose leaf teas, coffee beans, and more! So help the planet, save money, and check out what our bulk section has to offer.
Wellness Is Our Business
Our supplements department has been refined and carefully selected 20+ years to give you the best quality and variety of products possible. When you come in, you are likely to run into our supplements expert, Linda Myers, who is also a CNC (Certified Nutrition Counselor). Linda & her knowledgeable team are well versed in the options we carry and will help you to find exactly what you're looking for, and then share with you all of the healthful properties of that item.
From Pantry Staples to Unique Ingredients
We provide our customers with quality grocery items, offering a huge selection of natural, organic, non-gmo, allergen free, and products for all dietary needs including but not limited to gluten-free & vegan goods. You will find quality and quantity on every shelf of the store.