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Long Beach's Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market takes place (Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus)

Long Beach's Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in front of Long Beach City Hall, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach. Newsday/ Erica Marcus (July 3, 2010)

Cooking up a farmers market feast

Food writer Erica Marcus shopped 'til she dropped at Long Island's farmers markets, then cooked dinner using only her finds (except for staples like salt, pepper and oil).

Long Beach's Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market takes place
(Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus)

Long Beach's Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in front of Long Beach City Hall, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach. Newsday/ Erica Marcus (July 3, 2010)

Sicilian-style stuffed swordfish is one of five dishes
(Credit: Rebecca McAlpin)

Sicilian-style stuffed swordfish is one of five dishes made by reporter Erica Marcus. Marcus cooked an entire meal made only with ingredients she bought at local farmers' market. (July 28, 2010).

Tomato-bread salad is one of five dishes made
(Credit: Rebecca McAlpin)

Tomato-bread salad is one of five dishes made by reporter Erica Marcus. Marcus cooked an entire meal made only with ingredients she bought at local farmers' market. (July 28, 2010).

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Sauteed green beans with scallions is one of
(Credit: Rebecca McAlpin)

Sauteed green beans with scallions is one of five dishes made by reporter Erica Marcus. Marcus cooked an entire meal made only with ingredients she bought at local farmers' market. (July 28, 2010).

Sauteed green beans with scallions, bottom left, tomato-bread
(Credit: Rebecca McAlpin)

Sauteed green beans with scallions, bottom left, tomato-bread salad, upper left, and Sicilian-style stuffed swordfish are three of five dishes made by reporter Erica Marcus. Marcus cooked an entire meal made only with ingredients she bought at local farmers' market. (July 28, 2010).

Peach-blueberry cobbler is one of five dishes made
(Credit: Rebecca McAlpin)

Peach-blueberry cobbler is one of five dishes made by reporter Erica Marcus. Marcus cooked an entire meal made only with ingredients she bought at local farmers' market. (July 28, 2010).

Herbed potatoes is one of five dishes made
(Credit: Rebecca McAlpin)

Herbed potatoes is one of five dishes made by reporter Erica Marcus. Marcus cooked an entire meal made only with ingredients she bought at local farmers' market. (July 28, 2010).

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