Long Island Welcome Center

Long Island Welcome Center

Counties Served

5100 Long Island Expressway Eastbound
Between Exits 51 & 52
Dix Hills, NY 11746
United States


The 15,200 square foot state-of-the-art Long Island Welcome Center includes a Taste NY Market to showcase a broad selection of fresh made breakfast and lunch items, including soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts using ingredients sourced from Long Island growers. It will also offer grab-and-go snacks and specialty local items for sale.

The Welcome Center will also be the home to an outdoor farmers’ market open on Saturdays and Sundays through the season, spotlighting Long Island farms.

Agriculture on Long Island is incredibly diverse with well over 100 different crops grown and produced. Its producers provide abundant, high quality commodities, such as vegetables and potatoes, fruits, poultry and livestock, nursery and floriculture products, seafood, and varieties of wine and grapes. According to the Long Island Farm Bureau, agri-businesses in the region employ well over 8,000 people, supporting Long Island’s largest industry—tourism, travel and hospitality.

Five I LOVE NEW YORK touchscreen information kiosks provide travelers with the opportunity to learn more about the Long Island tourism region. An interactive map provides suggested destinations based on the user’s interests, allowing them to browse regional attractions, from historical sites to local wineries, and create an itinerary, which they can take with them via email.

The Welcome Center is operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County.

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.

718 Heat Long Island City Hot Sauce
Acabonac Farm Long Island Beef Products
Project EATS New York City Organic Produce
Adirondack Beef Company Croghan Beef/Pork Products
August Crush Corporation Brooklyn Lemonade
Backyard Brine Long Island Pickles
Baked in Brooklyn Brooklyn Baked Snacks
Bakers Recovery New York City Desserts
Baldor Food New York City Meat/Dairy Products, Produce
Big Geyser Maspeth Beverages, Mixers
Birch Coffee New York City Coffee
Blank Slate Culinary Brooklyn Simple Syrup, Chili Oil
Bobby Sue's Nuts Chappaqua Nuts
BQ Farm Kerhonkson Vegan Snacks
Breezehill Farm and Preserve  Long Island Produce
Brins Jams & Marmalade Brooklyn Jam
Brooklyn Grange New York City Hot Sauce
Brooklyn Granola Brooklyn Granola
Cairncrest Farm LLC West Winfield Beef Products
Carl The Beekeeper East Meadow Honey
Catskill Mt Sugar House Grahamsville Organic Maple Syrup
Catskills Provisions Long Eddy Honey-infused Chocolate, Oils, Vinegars, Maple Syrup, Honey Rye Whiskey
Ceriello Fine Foods Williston Park Beef/Pork Products, Pasta, Soups
Chip N Dipped Huntington Chocolates
Clarkson Ave Crumb Cake Calverton Crumb Cake
Coach Farm Pine Plains Goat Milk Cheese and Yogurt
Coastal Craft Kombucha Oceanside Kombucha
COPIA Granola, LLC Calverton Granola, Energy Bars
Cori's Kitchen Rockville Centre Baked Goods, Granola
Creative Christie New York City Therapeutic Pillows
Crimson & Clove Long Island Salt, Seasoning
Crown Maple, LLC Dover Plains Glazed Nuts, Syrup, Sauces, Pancake Mix
Eating Evolved East Setauket Non-Dairy Chocolate, Snacks
Eli's Bread New York City Bread, Pastries
Evoke Healthy Foods Happy Snaps Rochester Gluten Free Muesli Snacks
Fancy Nancy Country Store Sayville Preserves, Condiments, Honey
Farmer's Kitchen Riverhead Jelly, Tapenade, Marinade, Drink Mixers, Condiments, Dressing, Olive Oil, Dips
Finding Home Farms Middletown Maple Syrup
Fine & Raw Chocolate Brooklyn Chocolates
FingerLakes Farms LLC Ithaca Honey, Milk, Pickles, Maple Products, Eggs, Pork Chops, Hummus, Yogurt, Jam, Condiments
Five Acres Farm Brooklyn Dairy Products
Fruition Chocolate  Shokan Chocolate
Gemelli Gourmet Market Glen Head Pasta Sauce, Sandwiches, Wraps, Soups, Salads, Baked Goods, Dairy Products, Fruit
Georgio's Coffee Farmingdale Coffee
Gluten Free Sweets and Treats Long Island Gluten Free Baked Goods
Sfoglini Pasta New York City Organic Pasta
Bug Spray No. 9 Centerport Insect Repellent 
GUS Soda New York City Soda
Hahn's Old Fashioned Cake Company Farmingdale Cake
Halesite Habanero Halesite Hot Sauce
Hal's New York Seltzer Water Maspeth Seltzer
Halsa  New York City Oat Milk Yogurt
Healing Home Foods Pound Ridge Granola, Crackers, Cookies
Hellgate Farm New York City Organic Produce
Hip Artisan Penn Yann Jelly and Preserves
Hofmann Sausage Company Syracuse Meat Products
Holy Schmitts Farm Riverhead Horseradish 
Hometown Bakeshop Centerport Baked Goods
Horseshoe Brand Milan Hot Sauce, BBQ Sauce
Hudson Green Foods Hudson Valley Plant-based Sauces
Hudson Valley Farm Highland Nuts, Dried Fruit
Iavarone Brothers of Wantagh New Hyde Park Sandwiches, Wraps, Soups, Salads, Pasta, Homestyle Meals, Baked Goods
Island Booch Kombucha Rocky Point Kombucha
Ithaca Milk Interlaken Dairy Products
J. Kings Food Service Holtsville Coffee, Beverages, Produce, Dairy Products, Cocktail Mixes, Condiments, Baked Goods, Potato Chips
La Bello Sweets Calverton Biscotti, Baked Goods
Javamelts Smithtown Sweeteners
JB's Under the Table Hot Sauce Long Island Hot Sauce
Jeca Energy Bars Orchard Park Energy Bars
Jericho Cider Mill Products Jericho Apples, Cider, Baked Goods
Joe & Liza's Ice Cream Sag Harbor Ice Cream
Jungle Treats, Inc. Huntington Gluten Free Snacks
Kalypso Greek Yogurt New York City Yogurt, Butter, Pudding
Kerbers Farm Huntington Sauces, Oils, Pancake Mix, Maple Syrup, Jelly and Preserves, Herbs
KituLife New York City Coffee
Kutik's Oxford Honey
LaFermiere Waterloo Yogurt
Laurels Butter, Inc. Bohemia Nut Butter (variety)
Les Collines Hillsdale Jelly and Preserves
Little Bird Chocolates Plainview Chocolate, Syrup, Snacks
Little Brittle Heaven Long Island Brittle
Little Porky's Marinade/A2Z Catering  Ronkonkoma Marinade, Dry Rub
Long Island Brand Beverage Long Island Iced Tea, Lemonade
Lucky Lou's, Inc. Calverton Rice Pudding
Maple Valley Farms Corinth Maple Syrup
Martin Sidor Farms Mattituck Chips
Matzo Project Brooklyn Matzo Snacks
McMahon's Farm Hopewell Junction Eggs, Dairy Products, Spreads, Condiments, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Snacks, Jam, Tea
Messina Market East Norwich Sandwiches, Wraps, Soups, Salads, Homestyle Meals, Baked Goods, Dips
Misook's Ginger Tea Amagansett Ginger-based Beverages
MJ Chocolatier Long Island City Chocolate
Montauk Beverageworks Southampton Tea, Lemonade
Myra Darious LLC Long Island City Snacks, Cookies
Nancy Adams Hicksville Chocolate, Nuts
Nassau Candy Hicksville Chips, Snacks, Condiments
New Yawk Baking Company Westbury Cookies
Nina's Fresh Batch Northport Granola, Cookies
North Fork Chocolate Company Aquebogue Chocolate, Baked Goods, Desserts, Hot Cocoa, Candy
NY Chup Bronx Ketchup
Off the Cob Ithaca Tortilla Chips
Papa Pasquale Ravioli Brooklyn Pasta, Ravioli
Papa's Best Batch Red Hook BBQ
Pekant Tea Long Island Tea
Plain-T, LLC Southampton Tea
Poor Devil Pepper Co Hudson Hot Sauce
Poor Richards Cornbread Rochester Popcorn, Cheesecake, Cornbread 
PopCorners Middletown Popcorn
Precise Gluten Free Foods Long Island Gluten Free Baked Goods
Raspberry Field Farm Marlboro Granola, Cookies
Red Gate New York City Baked Goods
Red Jacket Geneva  Juice
Regional Access, Inc. Ithaca Produce, Beef/Pork Products, Beverages, Dairy Products, Baked Goods, Honey, Condiments, Sauces, Syrup, Snacks, Nuts, Seeds, Deli Meat
Restoration Farm Old Bethpage Produce
Ronnybrook Pine Plains Dairy Products
Sail Away Coffee Long Island Coffee
Saratoga Water Saratoga Springs Spring Water
Sattva Vida Energy New York City Energy Snacks
Satur Farms Cutchogue Produce, Dairy Products, Herbs
Savvy Girl Baking Company Rhinecliff Brownies
Seasoned Delicious Foods Saugerties Seasoning
Seek North Provisions Hudson Valley Kombucha
Serendipitea Manhasset Tea
Sergi Coffee Roast West Babylon Coffee
Simply Gum, Inc. New York City Gum
Something Good To Eat New York City Soup
South Fork Bakery For Special Needs Sag Harbor Cookies, Brownies
Spread MMMs Harlem Spreads
Steiners Coffee Cake Glen Cove Coffee Cake
Steinway Pasta & Gelati Brooklyn Pasta
Subtle Tea Centereach Tea
Superkrauts New Paltz Organic Sauerkraut
Tend Coffee Shirley Coffee
The Piggery Ithaca Meat Products
The Truffleist  Long Island City Truffle Products
Tierra Farms Valatie Nuts, Seeds, Dried Fruit
Tom Cat Bakery Long Island City Breads
Toonie Moonie Organics  Oneonta Marshmallow Treats
Utopia Bath Long Island Bath & Body Products
Vegan Robs Sea Cliff Snack Foods
Yo Pitts! Foods New York Condiments
Amuse Pooch LLC New York City Dog Treats
Armstrong's All Natural  Brooklyn Boot Wax
B Street Ltd Cold Spring Harbor Greeting Cards
Goats Galore Watertown Goats Milk Soap
Hampton's Hand Poured Hamptons Candles
JADA Hill Farm Deposit Goats Milk Soap and Creams
Long Island Farm Bureau Calverton Apparel, Market Bags
Loretta Fay Designs BayShore Market Bags, Backpacks
Paintings and Drawings by Rebecca Chiraz Long Island Artwork
Rambling Rose Sayville Flowers
SOS Natural Products Long Island Insect Repellent 
Talk Treats To Me Corporation Hampton Bays Pet Treats

Store Hours

Hours of Operation: 

March 1 – November 30
7am – 9pm (Daily)

Seasonal Hours of Operation:

December 1 – February 28
8am – 9pm (Daily)

Holiday Reduced Hours:

Easter 9am – 2pm
Thanksgiving 9am – 2pm
Christmas Eve 8am - 7pm
New Year's Eve 8am – 7pm

Holiday Closures: Christmas Day, New Year's Day

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