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Dessert Time: NY Cheesecake & Freshly Picked NC Strawberries

Posted in: Catering by Design Recipes, Catering in Raleigh NC

MMMmmmm….nothing says sweet springtime has arrived like some good ol’ fashioned strawberry picking! These plump and tasty berries are abundant right about now, so we thought we’d give you a quick list of some places in the Triangle where you can pick ’em yourself. Be sure to give the location you are interested in a call for their correct hours of operation and their produce offerings:

Buckwheat Farm 2700 Holland Rd., Apex, NC 27502 www.Buckwheatfarm.com 919-303-0339
DJ’s Berry Patch 1223 Salem Church Rd., Apex, NC 27523 www.djsberrypatch.com919-600-4020
Jean’s Berry Patch 3003 NC Hwy 751, Apex, NC www.jeansberrypatch.com 919-362-5800
Porter Farms & Nursery (Willow Springs location and Raleigh location)
–3525 NC Highway 42, Willow Spring, NC 27592 www.porterfarmsandnursery.com 919-567-0504
–7615 Ten-Ten Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603 www.porterfarmsandnursery.com 919-442-7920
Page Farms 6100 Mt. Herman Rd., Raleigh, NC 27617 www.pagefarmsraleigh.com 919-596-3227
Pope’s Strawberries of Raleigh 1305 Fayetteville St., Knightdale, NC 27545919-266-3767
D & L Farms Inc. 3020 Hwy 54 West, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 www.ncagr.com/dlfarmsinc 919-929-4909
Double R Cattle Services Inc. 701 Ollie’s LaneHillsborough, NC 27278 www.doublercattleservices.com

And once you’ve picked the juicy beauties, why not add them as a garnish atop a homemade cheesecake? Here’s all you need to do:

New York Cheesecake

15-8oz pkg. creamcheese softened
5 1/4 cups sugar
9 tbsp. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
15 large eggs
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup heavy cream

Combine and pour into 3 spring form pans prepared with crust
Bake @ 450 for 10 minutes
Lower temp to 175 for 1 hour
Turn oven off and open doors and let cool in oven for half hour
Remove from oven


Catering By Design is a full service catering company located at 132 Kilmayne Drive in Cary, NC servicing culinary cravings throughout the Triangle.

Visit www.catering-by-design for more details regarding services, or call (919) 481-2366 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Springtime means strawberry time! Couple some freshly picked NC berries with this NY Cheesecake recipe by Chef Greg Lewis at Catering By Design in Cary, NC.