Our Mission

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.

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Our Market

What We're All About

The Common Bond Market has two similar underlying philosophies. The first is that food, good food, serves as a cohesive bond for families and communities. The second is that the local market is still an important idea in the age of the big box supermarkets. Locally grown produce, locally manufactured food and goods, and farmers’ markets are becoming more and more important for people as they realize that our relationship with food has become too distant. We plan to remedy that by providing products that consumers can trust and focus on through building strong local relationships.

Meet Our People
 

Our Standards

What We Value and Work Towards

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Social Responsibility

Supporting our community is very important to us. We give back in many ways; through donation to community events, projects like our Tokens for Charity Program, and our partnership with Step by Step collecting non-perishables for those in need in the surrounding community. 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 locally brewed beer. Look for ‘Made in Connecticut’ and “Made in New England’ signs on the shelf under each of these items.

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Sustainable Practices

Here at The Common Bond Market 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:

- 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 acknowledge that there's 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

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Produce

Fresh Organic & Local

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.

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Kitchen

Delicious Options for All

The Common Bond Market Culinary Team is driven by our passion for making conscious healthy food without sacrificing great flavor. Our hand-made food is thoughtfully prepared from scratch using organic produce and all-natural meats and cheeses, free from antibiotics and chemical additives. We prepare hot food, soups, and carry out meals daily.

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Our deli has a full assortment of all-natural meats and cheeses, free from antibiotics and chemical additives, cut to order. At our deli, we serve breakfast all day, as well as, hot & cold sandwiches.

We not only have made to order sandwiches, but also pre-made sandwiches, salads, sides, and prepared meals in our Grab-n-Go cooler. Local sushi is delivered to us fresh each day. Order a fresh pressed juice from our Juice Bar menu.

Check out our Hot Bar featuring hot soups made fresh in-house. For our daily menu click here!

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Bulk

Sustainable Abudance

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 Common Bond. That’s why we use BioBag compostable bags in our bulk department, no plastic bags here! Read more about our sustainability efforts.


We have a variety of bulk items, including flour, beans, lentils, nuts, trail mixes, granola, herbs, loose leaf teas, coffee beans, and more! So help the planet, save money, and check out what our bulk section has to offer. 

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Supplements

Wellness Is Our Business

Our supplements department has been refined and carefully selected to give you the best quality and variety of products possible. When you come in our 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.

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Grocery

From Pantry Staples to Unique Ingredients

We provide our customers with quality grocery items: 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.

 
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Store Hours

Mon-Sat 8am - 7:30pm
Sun 10am - 6pm