Capital Region Welcome Center

Capital Region Welcome Center

Counties Served

NYS Thruway (I-87) Northbound
Between Exits 21B and 21A (Milepost 127)
New Baltimore, NY 12124
United States


The Capital Region Welcome Center, with a historic Dutch-style building facade, represents the gateway into the Capital Region for northbound travelers and promotes the region's local tourism industry, rich history, food and beverages.

The Taste NY Market at the Welcome Center will showcase a broad selection of fresh made breakfast and lunch items, including soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts using ingredients sourced from Capital Region growers and producers. It will also offer grab-and-go snacks and specialty local gift items for sale.

Approximately 15 miles south of Albany, the Welcome Center is located across from the New York State Thruway Authority's New Baltimore Service Area on the Thruway (I-87) between exit 21B (Coxsackie - Route 9W) and exit 21A (Berkshire Section/to Mass Pike). Currently, four million people visit the New Baltimore Service Area annually, and traffic volumes have more than tripled since it was first built in 1962.

The Welcome Center features I LOVE NY interactive kiosks to showcase local attractions and tourism destinations in the region, and a video wall.

The grounds feature an outdoor, park-like environment, which will include an area for farmers' markets featuring local products and a music-themed children's playground, a nod at the region's multitude of theaters and performing arts centers.

The Welcome Center is operated by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.

Products Offered

Taste NY partners with over 1,800 New York State farmers and producers. Products offered in our Markets are rotated on a regular basis and subject to change. Below are examples of products that have been offered at this location, but please contact the Market operator for most current offerings.

Hot Offerings

Farmer’s Breakfast Sandwich – Feather Ridge Egg, Yancey’s Fancy Cheddar on English Muffin $5.25
+ Jacuterie British Bacon $8.25

Tortilla Espanola –  Potatoes Story Farms (Catskill, NY), Eggs – Feather Ridge Farm (Elizaville, NY), Muenster  Cheese – McCadam Cheese (Chateaugay, NY) – Bonfiglio (Athens, NY)  $8.25

Newton Smoked Country Ham Panini – Hudson Valley Harvest Smoked Country Ham (Kingston, NY), Yancey’s Fancy Cheddar Cheese (Corfu, NY), Sautéed Love Apple Farm Apples & Onions, Beth’s Farm Kitchen Deli Mustard & Apple Butter (Stuyvesant, NY) on Ciabatta Roll from Bread Alone (Rhinebeck, NY) – Love Apple Farm Ghent, NY), McCadam Cheese (Chateaugay, NY) – Bonfiglio (Athens, NY)  $9.95

Omi Turkey Panini Roasted Turkey – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY), Yancey’s Fancy Gouda (Corfu, NY), Arugula – served with pickled Love Apple Farm red onion, and cranberry sauce on Ciabatta Roll from Bread Alone (Rhinebeck, NY) – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY)  $9.95

Caprese Panini – Fresh Mozzarella from South Coast Farms (Trumansburg, NY), Tomato, Pesto (nut free) made at Love Apple Farm, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Vinaigrette on Ciabatta Roll from Bread Alone (Rhinebeck, NY) – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY)   $9.95

Grilled Cheese – Provolone, Gouda, and Cheddar Cheese – Yancey’s Fancy Cheese (Corfu, NY), Golden Pear Chutney – Beth’s Farm Kitchen (Stuyvesant, NY) – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY) $9.95

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup – Butternut Squash – Black Horse Farm (Coxsackie, NY), Apples – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY), Organic Maple Syrup – Crown Maple (Dover Plains, NY),  Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Onions Hepworth Farm (Milton, NY) and coconut milk. – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY) $5.25/16oz

Black Bean & Beef Chili – Black beans, Beef (Shadowbrook farm, New Lebanon NY), Garlic, Onion, Tomato, Sweet Pepper $7.25/16oz

Cold Offerings

Quinoa Salad – Toasted White Quinoa, Dried Cranberries, Sweetened Toasted Coconut, Roasted Almonds – Tierra Farm (Valatie, NY), Organic Spinach – Sparrowbush (Hudson, NY), Lemon Vinaigrette – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY) $5.55

Yogurt Fruit Parfait – Seasonal Local Farm Fruit – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY), Plain Yogurt – Hawthorne Valley (Harlemville, NY), House made maple honey granola – Love Apple Farm (Ghent, NY) $7.55

Chatham Chicken Salad Sandwich  Old Chatham Country Store Organic chicken salad, and Honeycrisp apples from Samascott Orchards (Kinderhook, NY) (Old Chatham, NY) $9.55

Turkey Sandwich – Old Chatham Country Store (Old Chatham Country Store & Cafè. NY house roasted turkey and Palentine Cheddar cheese (Fort Plain, NY) and lettuce $8.75

OC Ham & St Stephen Sandwich – Old Chatham Country Store (Old Chatham, NY) Sweet ham, St Stephen cheese from Four Fat Fowl, and Granny Smith apples from Samascott Orchards (Kinderhook, NY) $9.55

Greek Salad – Baby greens, Kalamata olives, grape tomatoes, NY feta cheese, and Made in House balsamic vinaigrette Old Chatham Country Store (Old Chatham, NY) $9.75

Cranberry Chicken Salad – Organic chicken, cranberries, walnuts, NY Blue Cheese , &  Made in House Balsamic vinaigrette – Old Chatham Country Store (Old Chatham, NY) $12.95

Portobello Reuben  Bulich Farm Portobello Mushroom, Yancey’s Fancy Swiss Cheese, Red Onion Black Horse Farm, Hawthorne Valley Sauerkraut, salt, pepper, Sourdough Rye Bread – Our Daily Bread (Chatham, NY) $9.45

Peanut Butter and Jelly – Strawberry Jam, Peanut Butter on Rustic Italian Bread – Our Daily Bread (Chatham, NY) $5.85

Kale Quinoa Salad – Baby Lacinato and Russian Kale, Local Feta, Golden Raisins, Walnuts, Quinoa with White Balsamic Dressing – Our Daily Bread (Chatham, NY) $9.20


Catskills Chocolate Chip Cookies Bonfiglio (Athens, NY) $2.00

Ginger Molasses Cookies Bonfiglio (Athens, NY) $2.00

Biscuits Bonfiglio (Athens, NY) $3.50

Chocolate Chip Brownies Bonfiglio (Athens, NY) $3.50

Oatmeal Bars Bonfiglio (Athens, NY) $3.25

Carrot Cake Old Chatham Country Store (Old Chatham, NY) $5.00

Orange Olive Oil, chocolate, and apple cake/bread Bonfiglio (Athens, NY) $10

Pizza Focaccia Bread See & Be Kitchen (Cairo, NY) $3.25

Herb, Salt and Pepper Focaccia Bread See & Be Kitchen (Cairo, NY) $3.25

Plain Croissant See & Be Kitchen (Cairo, NY) $2.50

Nutella Croissant See & Be Kitchen (Cairo, NY) $2.75

Cinnamon Bun See & Be Kitchen (Cairo, NY) $2.75

Twice Baked Croissant Ham and Cheese See & Be Kitchen (Cairo, NY) $3.75

Kaiser Rolls See & Be Kitchen (Cairo, NY) $1.25

Bagels Hawthorne Valley Bakery (Harlemville, NY) $1.55

Gluten Free Bagels Our Daily Bread (Chatham, NY) $1.75

Pie Slice Pieconic (Chatham, NY) $6

Hand Pie Pieconic (Chatham, NY) $5

Muffins Pieconic (Chatham, NY) $3.75

5” Pie Pieconic (Chatham, NY) $14.25

Grab & Go

Henry Hudson Potato Salad Old Chatham Country Store (Old Chatham, NY) $5.00

Tuna Salad Old Chatham Country Store (Old Chatham, NY) $5.00

Chips & Salsa Old Chatham Country Store (Old Chatham, NY) Chips-$5.75 Salsa-$7.75

Egg Salad Feather Ridge Farm Eggs, House Made Mayonnaise (canola oil), turmeric, salt, pepper – Our Daily Bread (Chatham, NY) $4.85

Hummus Chickpeas, local garlic, tahini, cumin, paprika, parsley, Kalamata olives, salt, pepper, and lemon juice – Our Daily Bread (Chatham, NY) - $6.30

Hot Beverages

Hot Coffee, Hot Tea 10, 16, 20 oz

 Latte, Cappuccino, 10, 16, 20 oz

Americano 10,16,20 oz

Single Espresso

Double Espresso

Hot Tea Selection

Harney & Sons

Millerton, NY

Chamomile Herbal, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Hot Cinnamon, Japanese Sencha,

Lemon Herbal, Organic Peppermint, Paris

All Milk from Ronnybrook Farms (Ancram, NY)

Iced Beverages

Coffee from Irving Farm 10oz, 16oz, 20oz $1.95/$2.55/$3.05

Iced Tea from Harney & Sons (Millerton, NY) 10oz, 16oz, 20oz $1.95/$2.55/$3.05

*We will be switching between three flavors of iced teas*







Store Hours

Hours of Operation: 7am-7pm (Daily)

Holiday Reduced Hours: Thanksgiving 7am-2pm, Christmas Eve 7am-2pm

Holiday Closures: Christmas Day


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