Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
On the go with all the holiday celebrations and get-togethers? Need a quick, CCFM-approved recipe to wow your crowd? This lemon cheesecake recipe from Sunkissed Kitchen is light, creamy, and just sweet enough. For a twist, swap the classic lemon with blood oranges, satsumas, or your favorite citrus.L’Hoste Citrus and Star nursery have all of your citrus needs covered. Pick up yogurt from T&R Dairy and see if they have any Creole cream cheese for the recipe. Plenty of vendors at each market carry eggs, check out this schedule before you visit to see who is at market this week.
- 300 grams graham crackers
- 5 tablespoons butter melted
- 24 ounces cream cheese (3 packages)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 4 large eggs
Add the graham crackers to a food processor bowl, and process until crumbs form. Add the melted butter, and process to combine. Press the crumbs into the base of a 9 inch springform pan.
To a clean food processor bowl, add the cream cheese, and process until the cream cheese is softened, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Add the Greek yogurt, maple syrup, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Process until mixture is full incorporated, stopping to scrape the sides as necessary.
Add the eggs, and process until mixture is smooth.
Pour the cheesecake batter over the crust. Cover the springform pan with a layer of foil.
Preheat the Sharp Superheated Steam Wall Oven to Steam/Bake on the water bath setting at 275º for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Once the cheesecake is baked, allow it to cool, and then refrigerate to chill for 3 hours up to overnight before slicing.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.