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1000 Cooper St
Memphis, TN, 38104

Welcome to the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market! We're small but we're like family. You can find us in the parking lot of First Congo every Saturday morning 8am-1pm. Come browse our market for a locally-sourced selection of fresh produce, grass-fed meat, homegrown herbs, warm baked goods, all-natural soaps, fresh-cut flowers, hot coffee and live acoustic music. We are family, kid, and dog-friendly. Visit us this weekend!

Swiss Chard and Pecan Pesto


Swiss Chard and Pecan Pesto

Sandy Watson


  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 10 leaves Swiss chard, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the Swiss chard and garlic in the hot oil until the chard leaves have wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Process the basil, pecans, sea salt, Parmesan cheese, and remaining olive oil in a food processor until all the ingredients are well integrated. Add the Swiss chard mixture and the lemon juice to the food processor; continue chopping until the mixture is pureed. Season with salt and pepper.

Grab some chard from either Delta Sol or Jack’s Farmacy, and pecans from Jones Orchard. Serve with warm pasta- like orzo or linguine, a toasted baguette, or polenta.