Plum yogurt and Tarragon popsicles. (Jane Touzalin/TWP)

This time of year, the cook with a well-stocked pantry of staples has almost no reason to go to the supermarket. At the local farmers market, you can buy fruit, vegetables, dairy products, eggs, honey, bread and pastries, herbs, preserves and pickles, fresh meat, charcuterie, mushrooms, coffee beans, dips and spreads, popsicles, sodas — and the list goes on.

On this page and online at you’ll find recipes that make full use of what the modern farmers market has to offer.

To locate markets near you, see our interactive map at, under Editor’s Choice.


Plum, Yogurt and Tarragon Popsicles

Roasted Ratatouille Tart With Goat Cheese and Mint

Spring Chicken Salad With Farm Vegetables and Eggs

Roasted Young Onions With Strawberry Gastrique, Bacon and Market Greens

Porcini With Lemon, Thyme and Olive Oil

Shrimp With Cheddar Grits and Chorizo