North Country Welcome Center

North Country Welcome Center

Counties Served
Clinton,
Essex,
Franklin,
Jefferson,
Lewis,
St. Lawrence
Address

43350 Collins Landing Road
Near the Thousand Island Bridge
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
United States

North Country Welcome Center
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Description

A Taste NY Market is located at the North Country Welcome Center featuring a broad selection of fresh-made breakfast and lunch items, including soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts using ingredients sourced from North Country growers and producers. It will also offer grab-and-go snacks, and specialty local gift items for sale, including I LOVE NY merchandise.

Multiple interactive I LOVE NY kiosks are positioned throughout the Welcome Center, allowing visitors to design a trip itinerary and test their knowledge of the region. A large LED screen promotes regional tourism attractions and destinations. A boat from the Antique Boat Museum pays tribute to the region's boating heritage, and an artifact wall includes regionally-specific items. Outside, the Welcome Center features a playground, a large I LOVE NY sculpture that provides the perfect setting for group photos and selfies, and a Walk of Fame recognizes famous New Yorkers from the region.

The Welcome Center is operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson 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.

North Country Welcome Center
October - December, April Menu/Vendor List

Food

The Bridge Breakfast Sandwich- Red Gate Grocer breakfast sausage, Grindstone Farm eggs, New York cheddar cheese, and Jones Family Farm Kayhoora cream cheese served on a Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe English muffin

Pearls English Muffins- Toasted Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe English muffin served with Black River Valley Natural butter, Once Again Peanut Butter, or Churchill Honey Farms honey

Diprinzio’ S Cheese Pizza- DiPrinzio’s Kitchen house-made dough and pizza sauce topped with cheese

DiPrinzio’s Pepperoni Pizza- DiPrinzio’s Kitchen house-made dough and pizza sauce topped with cheese and pepperoni

DiPrinzio’s Gluten Friendly Pizza- DiPrinzio’s Kitchen house-made pizza sauce, cauliflower crust, topped with local vegetables

Mushroom Swiss Panini Melt- roasted Wintonbury shitake mushrooms mixed with red onion and herbs topped with Great Lakes Swiss and Hidden Pastures chevre served on Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe sour dough.

3 Cheese Grilled Cheese- Great Lakes Monterey jack, Adam’s reserve cheddar, and Great Lakes Cheese Gouda served on Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe sourdough

Soup of the Day- Choices daily will alternate between these soups and seasons

Carrot Ginger Soup from Pika’s Farm Table, Lake Katrine, NY (Spring)

Tomato Spinach Parmesan Soup from Pika’s Farm Table, Lake Katrine, NY (Spring)

Mushroom Bisque from Pika’s Farm Table, Lake Katrine, NY (Fall)

Cream of Broccoli and Potato Pika’s Farm Table, Lake Katrine, NY (Fall)

 

Lunch/Dinner Foods Sourced Locally From:

Black River Valley Natural, Lyons Falls, NY

Churchill Honey Farm, Watertown, NY

DiPrinzio’s Italian Kitchen, Clayton, NY

Great Lakes Cheese, Adams, NY

Grindstone Farm, Pulaski, NY**

Hidden Pastures, Glenfield, NY

Jones Family Farm, Herkimer, NY

Once Again Nut Butters, Nunda, NY

Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe, Adams, NY

Pika’s Farm Table, Lake Katrine, NY

Red Gate Grocer, Trumansberg, NY**

Wintonbury Farm, Philadelphia, NY

 

Bakery Items

New Yorker Bagels, Queens, NY-Assorted bagels

Timmy Crack Corn, Rodman, NY-Assorted mini pies- cream, apple, pumpkin

Emmy’s Organics, Ithaca, NY-Assorted organic cookies

Baker’s Recovery, New York, NY -Cheesecake truffles, lemon squares, white chocolate rice crispies

 

Beverages

Tug Hill Artisan Roasters coffee (Castor land, NY) and Sackets Harbor Coffee Roaster coffee (Sackets Harbor, NY)

· Coffee

· Latte

· Cappuccino

· Americano

· Espresso

· Latte Macchiato

· Red Eye

 

The Little Tea Cart hot tea, Mexico, NY

· Black tea

· Green tea

· Chai Latte

Burrville Cider Mill, Burrville, NY - While in season from August to November

· Hot Apple Cider

· Apple cider

 

Beverage Extras

Dairy from Byrne Dairy, Lafayette, NY-Half and half, cream, milk

Crowley Dairy, La Fargeville, NY-whipped cream

Extra espresso shot

Flavored syrups

 

VENDORS

BEVERAGES

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Brooklyn, NY-Assorted ginger ales

Burrville Cider Mill, Burrville, NY-Apple cider

Catskills Clear, Rochester, NY-Bottled spring water

Fiz College Club Soda, Rochester, NY-Assorted sodas

Glen Edith Coffee Roasters, Rochester, NY-Cold brew coffee

Harney & Sons Iced Teas, Millerton, NY-Hot and iced teas

Lake Georges Soda Works, Lake George, NY-Assorted sodas

Little Tea Cart, Mexico, NY-Assorted hot tea blends

Nirvana Spring Water, Forest Port, NY-Spring water

Pursuit Happiness, Union Springs, NY-Cold brew coffee **

Saranac Brewing Company, Utica, NY-Assorted sodas

Saratoga Water, Saratoga, NY-Spring and sparkling water

Seek North Kombucha, Kingston, NY-Flavored Kombucha **

Serendipitea, Manhasset, NY-Assorted loose-leaf teas **

Stoltzfus Family Farm, Vernon Center, NY-Cream line milks, grape juice

 

FOOD

Adirondack Beef Company, Croghan, NY-Beef jerky, snack sticks, ground beef

Adirondack Chocolates, Lake Placid, NY-Assorted chocolates and confections

Annie’s Ginger Elixir, Brooklyn, NY- Ginger elixir **

Apple of My Eye, Buffalo, NY-Dried apple slices **

Arbor Hill, Naples, NY-Wine jellies, assorted sauces and dressings, mustards, dips, and Concord grape preserves

Autumn Ridge Goat Farm, Turin, NY-Feta cheese **

Baker’s Recovery, New York, NY-Cheesecake truffles, Lemon squares

Barrel and Brine, Buffalo, NY-Assorted pickles

Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats, Buffalo, NY-Salami, pepperoni, capicola **

Beese’s Apiaries, Burrville, NY-Honey, honeycomb

Bender Busy Bee, Adams, NY-Honey, honeycomb

Bjorn Corn, Kerhonkson, NY-Popcorn

Black Cat, Sharon Springs, NY-Figs, Balsamic Glaze

Black River Valley, Lyons Falls, NY-Butter (cinnamon brown sugar, honey siracha, maple brown sugar)

Blank Slate Kitchen, Brooklyn, NY-Infused oils

Bobby Sues, Chappaqua, NY-Flavored nuts

Byrne Dairy, Lafayette, NY-Chocolate, 2%, Strawberry, and Cappuccino milk single serve bottles

Catskill Provisions, Long Eddy, NY-Pancake and waffle mix

Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Pine Plains, NY-Camembert cheese

Chip & Dip Chocolate, Huntington, NY-Chocolate bars

Churchill Honey Farm, Burrville, NY-Honey products, honey sticks, maple honey

Coyote Moon, Clayton, NY-Peach salsa, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce

Croghan Bologna, Croghan, NY-Sausages, bologna

Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, NY-Produce, flowers, and raspberries

Dak Bars, Essex, NY-Granola bars **

Damn Good Foods, Stillwater, NY-Flavored beef jerkies

DiPrinzio’s Kitchen, Clayton, NY-Prepared foods

Dona Chai, Brooklyn, NY-Tea concentrates

Emmy’s Cookies, Ithaca, NY-Cookies

EVA Gourmet, Utica, NY-Hummus **

Farmer’s Pantry, Long Island, NY-Cornbread crisp

Farmhouse Maple, Dexter, NY-Assorted maple products, maple popcorn, maple toffee nuts, maple pralines

Finger Lakes Food Company, Hector, NY-Verjooz non-alcoholic grape juice from wine grapes

Finger Lakes Harvest, Canandaigua, NY-Shrubs, tonics

Finger Lakes Wine Flour, Hector, NY-Wine flour

Five Spoke Creamery, Goshen, NY-Cheese

Flour City Bread Company, Rochester, NY-Soft Pretzels **

Freeman’s Old Style Taffy, Lowville, NY-Flavored taffy

Go Victual, Vestal, NY-Assorted crackers and dips

Great Lakes Cheese, Adams, NY-Cheddar Cheese

Grindstone Farms, Pulaski, NY-Eggs **

Harpers Field Cheese, Jefferson, NY-Cheese

Healing Home Farms, Pound Ridge, NY-Granola, crackers

Hella Cocktail, New York, NY-Cocktail mixes

Herkimer Foods, Herkimer, NY-Pretzel dip

Hidden Pastures Farm, Glenfield, NY-Gelato, chevre

Homestead Heritage Farms Organic, Clayton, NY-Cheese curds and cheddar

Hopenhagen Farms, Copenhagen, NY-Lavender spice blends, lavender buds for culinary use

Ithaca Kombucha, Ithaca, NY-JD’s BBQ Sauce, hot sauce

Jake’s Cheese, Deansboro, NY-Cheese

Jeca Energy Bars, Orchard Park, NY- Energy Bars **

Jones Family Farm, Herkimer, NY-Yogurt, feta, kayhoora cream, chevre

Joray Fruit Rolls, Brooklyn, NY-Candy fruit rolls

Lawrence Farms, Cape Vincent, NY-Beef sticks, summer sausage, beef jerky, assorted steaks, ground beef

Little Tea Cart, Mexico, NY-Assorted hot tea blends, tea cookies

Lively Run Dairy, Interlaken, NY-Cheese

Lixtik, Ithaca, NY-Assorted lip balms and lotions

Lyndaker Maple Farm, Croghan, NY-Maple products

Main Street Baking Company, Watertown, NY-Mini cheesecakes and pies

Martin’s Jams & Jellies, Dundee, NY-Pie fillings

Martin’s Pretzels, Theresa, NY-Flavored pretzels bits

Matzo Project, Brooklyn, NY-Matzo chips

Mercer’s Dairy, Boonville, NY-Ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, wine ice cream

Monk’s, Piffard, NY-Biscotti and crackers

Morgia's Pasta and Sauce, Watertown, NY-Pasta, pizza sauce, red sauce

Moser’s Maple, Croghan, NY-Hard maple candies

Mountain Rise, Victor, NY-Granola blends **

Natural Nook, Watertown, NY-Herb mixes

Navs Popcorn, Alexandria Bay, NY-Flavored popcorn

Nettle Meadow, Warrensburg, NY-Assorted flavored goat cheeses **

New Yorker Bagels, Queens, NY-Assorted bagels, pastries, muffins

North Star Food Hub, Watertown, NY-Fresh produce, value added dairy products

Once Again Nut Butters, Nunda, NY-Nut butters

Out of Our Jars, Venice Center, NY-Jams, Jellies, and Gluten Free Cookies

Papa’s Best Batch, Red Hook, NY-Flavored pistachios and jerky **

Pearls Pastry Shoppe, Adams, NY-English muffins, dog treats, pastries

Piggery, Ithaca, NY-Bacon jam

Pine View Farm, Turin, NY-Beef sticks, assorted steaks, ground beef

Precise Gluten Free Company, New York, NY-Gluten free baking mixes **

Radicle Farm, New York, NY-Retail packaged micro greens **

Red Barn Meats, Croghan, NY-Bacon, assorted cuts of meat, sausage **

Red Gate Grocer, Trumansberg, NY-Assorted meats, bacon, Canadian bacon **

Renzi Foodservice, Watertown, NY-Cheese and yogurt

Rock and Jam, Brownville, NY-Assorted jams

Rockerbox Rub, Hudson, NY-Assorted spices

Sackets Harbor Coffee Roasters, Sackets Harbor, NY-Coffee blends

Saratoga Crackers, Middle Grove, NY-Crackers

Satta Vida, New York, NY-Energy bites

Small Town Cultures, Lake Placid, NY-Sauerkraut and beets

Splitz, Rosedale, NY Split pea crisp **

Stoltzfus Family Dairy, Vernon Center, NY-Assorted cheese curd flavors, assorted yogurt flavors

Stony Brook Whole Hearted Foods, Geneva, NY-Seeds and oils

Sweet Pea Farm, Champion, NY-Wool products and dryer balls

Sweeter Creations Sugar House, Madrid, NY-Assorted maple products, bourbon aged maple

Swiss’er Sweets, Castorland, NY-Assorted maple products, maple candy

Tap a Tree, Rodman, NY-Maple syrup samplers, tea syrup, and coffee syrup

The Basket Company, Jamestown, NY-Assorted nut mixes

Thousand Islands Winery, Alexandria Bay, NY-Assorted dipping oils

Timmy Crack Corn, Croghan, NY-Fudge, jams, jellies, pies, cookies

Toonie Moonie, Oneonta, NY-Organic marshmallow spread

Top Seedz, Clarence Center, NY-Seed crackers

Tug Hill Artisan Roasters, Castorland, NY-Coffee

Van Smoky, Livingston Manor, NY-Mushroom Jerky, smoked hot sauce **

Water Street Brewing, Binghamton, NY-Hot sauce, mustard

Whole in the Wall, Binghamton, NY-Pesto **

Windy Ridge Got Farm, Norwood NY-Assorted flavored goat cheese **

Wintonbury Farm, Philadelphia, NY-Shitake mushrooms

Yancey’s Fancy, Corfu, NY-Assorted cheeses and curds **

 

NON-FOOD

Beese’s Apiaries, Burrville, NY-Beeswax candles, beeswax sandwich wraps, and beeswax lip balm

Cornwall Brother’s Store Museum, Alexandria Bay, NY–Book guiding you through the Thousand Islands

Dave Stoodley, Watertown, NY-Book on Watertown Speedway and Minor League baseball team

Hopenhagen Farms, Copanhagen, NY-Lavender infused candles

I Love NY Merchandise

Jada Hill Farm, Deposit, NY-Goat milk lotions

Peakquest, Lake Placid, NY-Scratch off postcards highlighting peaks in Adirondack Park

Roger Lucas, Buffalo, NY-Books on the Thousand Islands region and George Boldt’s life

SallyeAnder Soap, Beacon, NY-Assorted soaps

St. Lawrence Pottery, Clayton, NY-Assorted pottery, plates, mugs, vases

Taste NY Merchandise

Thousand Island Bridge Authority, Alexandria Bay, NY- Boldt Castle Tickets

Tisa Galleries, Clayton, NY- River scene postcards, antique boat note card

 

Store Hours

January, February, March, April: CLOSED (Taste NY vending machines available only)

May - December:

The Welcome Center is open 24/7 with customer service available Thursday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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