Weekday farmers markets are usually a challenge for me. The great news is that they're open just in time for hungry stomachs at dinnertime. The down side is they're usually closing shop by the time I'm arriving.
Last Thursday, though, after my day off, we took a family trip to check out the Geist Farmers Market in northeast Indianapolis. It's a smaller market, but great if you want to skip the store lines. Vendors had everything from lamb, beef and cheeses, to chocolates, homemade marshmallows and cupcakes. While the spread seemed a bit light on the seasonal produce, we were able to find tomatoes, zucchinis and red and yellow cherries (which my kids couldn't get enough of). You could still find plenty to make a full meal without having to go to Kroger.
Given the selection, it's a great option for north siders who want something fresh on a Thursday night, but not necessarily a "destination" market for people making a long drive. The Geist Market is located at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Hours are 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30, 2010.