Slideshow: What to Cook with Locust Grove's Phenomenal Peaches and Plums at the Union Square Greenmarket

Elephant Heart Plums
Elephant Heart Plums
My favorite variety at my favorite stand for stone fruit at the market, these plums are sweet and meaty with a blood-red interior.
Italian Plums
Italian Plums
Like the sign says, these are the best for cooking, and the possibilities are endless: cakes, pies, torts, crumbs, you name it.
Fortune Plums
Fortune Plums
They look just like the Italian variety, but these are better for eating out of hand, and I've noticed they last a bit longer on the kitchen counter than other varieties might.
Santa Rosa and Green Gage Plums
Santa Rosa and Green Gage Plums
Santa Rosas have a sweet, rich flavor, while Green Gages are not only striking in color, but have a similarly rich, almost honeyed flavor that makes for great jam.
Saturn Yellow Donut Peaches
Saturn Yellow Donut Peaches
This green variety is firmer and less floral than its yellow counterpart.
Yellow and White Nectarines
Yellow and White Nectarines
The yellow nectarines pictured here are so sweet, they taste like they're been stored in syrup like a canned peach. But as far as I can tell, they haven't, they're just that good.