North Country Welcome Center

North Country Welcome Center

Counties Served
St. Lawrence

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


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.

ProducerProcessing CityProducts
Adirondack Cheese CompanyBarneveldcheese
Adirondack CreameryLake Georgeice cream
Alteri's La Bella DolceWatertowngelato
Apothecary ChocolatesColtonartisan chocolates
Arbor Hill® Grapery & WineryNapleswine, sauces, gummies
The Ardent HomesteaderArdencaramel sauce
Aunt Ethel's Pot PiesBrooklynpot pies
Autumn Ridge Goat FarmTurinsoap and lotion
Baking Coach®Smithtownbaking mixes
Barkeater Chocolates®North Creekchocolates
Battostoni Italian Specialty MeatsBuffalomeat products
Bella's Home-Baked GoodsHighlandbars, cookies, and biscotti
Bennett's Deli & Sandwich Co.Bronxsnacks
Birch Boys Inc.Tupper Laketeas
The Birkett MillsPenn Yanpancake mix
BjornQornKerhonksonsun-popped corn
Black Cat Ventures
Sharon Springsfig balsamic drizzle
Black River Valley Natural
Lyons Fallsgranola
Black Tie Cocktail SyrupsWatertowncocktail syrups
Blank Slate KitchenWest Townshendchili oil
BobbySue's NutsChappaquaroasted nuts
Brooklyn BrittleBaysidecookie brittle
Brooklyn CuredBrooklynmeats
Charlito's CocinaNew York Citymeats
Chaseholm Farm CreameryPine Plainsmeats
Chip'n Dipped ChocolatierHuntingtonchocolate
Chocolate Pizza CompanyMarcellusgourmet chocolate gifts
Choward'sBellportmints and gum
Cooper's Cave Ale CompanyGlens Fallssodas
Cross Island FarmsWellesley Islandvegetables
Dona Chai®Brooklyntea
Evolved ChocolateHauppaugevegan chocolate
Farmstead 1868CazenoviaLavendar products
Fat Crow GourmetTroyJam, Sauces, Mixes, Rubs
Fatty Sundays®BrooklynChocolate Dipped Pretzels
Finger Lakes HarvestGenevaShrubs, health shots
Food and FermentsCortlandFire cider
Four Fat FowlStephentownCheese
Fulkerson WineryDundeeJuices
Hal's New YorkMaspethChips
Harney & Sons Fine TeaMillertonTea and drinks
Healthy Gourmet KitchenGlenvillesoup and dip mixes
Hemstrought's BakeriesUticaHalf moon cookies
HoneyGramzGreat NeckHoney
Horton House Scone CompanyArmenialow sugar cookies
Hot TomSyracuseHot tom oil
Ink Wtr.RochesterCoffee
Irish Bee HoneyOrwellhoney, honey butter
Issa's Pita ChipsBuffaloPita chips
Ithaca Soap and Beeswax Lip BalmIthacalip balm
Jake's Gouda CheeseDeansboroCheese
JavameltsSmithtownflavored sugars
JECA Energy BarsOrchard Parkenergy bars
JUST WaterQueensburyspring water and infused spring water
Kodee's KrunchiesSchuylervilleDog Treats
Lively Run DairyInterlakenCheese
Luff FarmsThree Mile BayGarlic spices
Lyndaker's Maple OrchardCroghanMaple Products
Maplewood SweetsWatertownMaple Products
Martin's Handmade PretzelsThereseaPretzels
Mercer's DairyBoonvilleice cream
Morgia's PastaWatertownpasta and pasta sauce
Murunda Cheese CompanyWaterlooCheese
My BIG FAT CookieCalvertonCookies
Nat's NutsFairportgourmet roasted nuts
Nav's PopcornAlexandria Baypopcorn
Nelson Farms Country StoreCazenoviaBBQ, Pizza sauce, mixes
Old Chatham CreameryGroton, NYcheese
Once Again Nut ButterNundanut butters
Our Daily EatsAlbanygranola and nuts
PeakquestLake Placidhiking scratch off cards
Perfeito Foods (Winand Products)Auburnspices
Pine View FarmsTurinbeef sticks
PK Brown WoodworkingKingstonwood products
Red Gate GrocerIthacameatballs
River Life ArtWellesley Islandstickers and cards
Riverview PhotographyCape Vincentpostcards
Rock and JamWatertownjams
Rockerbox Spice Co.Schohariespices
Ruby Hibiscus WaterNew Yorkhibiscus water
Sackets Harbor Coffee RoastersSackets HarborCoffee
Sail Away Coffee Co.Deer Parkcold brew coffee
Salvatore's Specialty FoodsRochesterpizza mix
Saranac® F.X. Matt Brewing Co.Uticasoda
Saratoga GarlicSaratoga Springsgarlic aioli
Saratoga Olive OilSaratoga Springsolive oil
Saratoga® Spring WaterSaratoga Springswater
Sattva VidaNew York Cityenergy bites
Seaway Cold Hardy GrapesEvans Millshoney berry jam
SfogliniWest Coxackie, NYpasta
Spread-mmmsNew Yorkorange marmalade and olive tapenade
St. Lawrence River Candle Co.Redwoodcandles, magnets, and decals
Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoodGenevapepitas
Sustainable Viticulture SystemsHectorwine flour
Syracuse Salt Co.Syracusesalt and flavored salt
Talty BarBrewsterenergy bars
TerraNutWest Babylonmini snack bars
Timmy Crack Corn ProduceRodmanjams and cookies
Tisa GalleryClaytonart cards
The TruffleistLong Islandtruffle products
Tug Hill Artisan RoastersCastorlandcoffee
Upstate Farms®Brooklyncheese sticks
Whole in the WallBinghamtonpesto
Yancey's FancyCorfucheese
Z CrackersBrooklyncrackers

Store Hours

Hours of Operation:

 April 1 - December 31: 

Monday - Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Seasonal Hours of Operation: 

January 1 - March 1


Holiday Reduced Hours:

Christmas Eve: 8am- 4pm


Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day






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