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

Below is the current menu and list of local products available at the Welcome Center (subject to change).

 

North Country Welcome Center
Spring Menu

Breakfast (availability begins in May)

The Bridge Breakfast Sandwich- Worth Gold Farm Canadian bacon (Worth, NY), Just Winging It eggs (Evans Mills, NY), NY cheddar cheese, and local greens served on a Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe English muffin (Adams, NY)

New Yorker Bagel- Assorted New Yorker bagels (Queens, NY) served with Black River Valley Natural (Lyons Falls, NY) flavored butters or Jones Family Farm cream cheese (Herkimer, NY) 

Pearls English Muffins- Toasted Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe English muffin (Adams, NY) served with Black River Valley Natural (Lyons Falls, NY) flavored butter and Once Again Peanut Butter (Nunda, NY) or a Churchill Honey Farms honey stick (Watertown, NY)

Waffles with Brie and berries Send Me Waffles toasted waffles (Albany, NY) served with brie and fresh blueberries or raspberries and drizzled with Farm House Maple syrup (Dexter, NY)

Parfait- North Country Creamery yogurt (Keeseville, NY) with fresh berries

 

Lunch/Dinner

Rotating Soups

Grenadier Gazpacho- Local tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion with olive oil, cracked black pepper and house made croutons

The Harbor Tomato- Regional Access soup (Ithaca, NY) featuring local tomatoes and Byrne Dairy cream (Syracuse, NY)

Boldt Vegetable Minestrone- Local vegetable medley with Morgia’s pasta (Watertown, NY)

Di Prinzio’s Cream of Broccoli- Local broccoli and onion with Byrne Dairy cream (Syracuse, NY)

Cream of Asparagus- Local asparagus, onion, and celery with Byrne Dairy cream (Syracuse, NY) and garnished with Renzi’s bleu cheese (Watertown, NY)

 

Hot offerings

The Cape Veggie Panini- Grilled zucchini, roasted red peppers, sautéed spinach, Side Hill Acres feta (Candor, NY) with Black Cat fig balsamic drizzle (Sharon Springs, NY) and served on Heidelberg Ciabatta (Herkimer, NY)

The Grindstone- Schaller and Weber New York-style pastrami (New York, NY), local arugula, and light horseradish mayo with balsamic glaze served on Heidelberg Rye bread (Herkimer, NY)

TI Turkey Club- The Piggery smoked turkey (Ithaca, NY), Hillcrest Dairy Swiss cheese (Moravia, NY), local tomatoes or sundried tomato puree, The Piggery bacon (Ithaca, NY) with local arugula served on Heidelberg sourdough or ciabatta (Herkimer, NY)

DiPrinzio’s Hand-Tossed Pizza- DiPrinzio’s Kitchen house-made dough and pizza sauce (Clayton, NY) topped with cheese or cheese and pepperoni

 

Cold offerings

Sackets Turkey Cheddar- Red Gate Grocer roast turkey (Ithaca, NY), New York sliced apples,  NY sharp cheddar, and sliced red onion, served with Diprinzio’s house made honey mustard sauce on Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe wheat bread (Adams, NY)

Henderson Ham and cheese- The Piggery deli ham (Ithaca, NY), Hillcrest Dairy Swiss cheese (Moravia, NY) served on Pearl’s Pastry Shoppe white bread (Adams, NY).

PB & Fluff (availability begins in May) - Once Again creamy peanut butter (Nunda, NY) with Toonie Moonie marshmallow spread (Oneonta, NY) on Heidelberg sourdough (Herkimer, NY)

PB & Jam (availability begins in May) - Once Again creamy peanut butter (Nunda, NY) with Rock and Jam grape jelly (Brownville, NY) on Heidelberg white bread (Herkimer, NY)

Wellesley Island Wedge Salad- Iceberg wedge with The Piggery bacon (Ithaca NY) and DiPrinzio’s house made Thousand Islands Dressing.

Singer Salad- Local mixed greens, grapes, walnut, and bleu cheese served with Diprinzio’s house made bleu cheese dressing (Clayton, NY)

 

Bakery Items

Assorted Bagels - (New Yorker Bagels)

Assorted Danish- (New Yorker Bagels)

Assorted Yogurt Muffins- (New Yorker Bagels)

Assorted mini pies- Cream pie, Apple, Pumpkin- (Main Street Baking Company)

Assorted Organic Coconut Cookies (Emmy’s Organics, Ithaca NY)

Beverages

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

Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino, Americano, Chai Latte, Matcha Latte, Espresso, The Little Tea Card hot tea (Mexico, NY), Black tea, Green tea

Beverage Extras

Dairy from Pittsford Farms Dairy (Pittsford, NY) and King Brothers Dairy (Schuylerville, NY)

Whipped cream, Extra espresso shot, Flavored syrups

 

Taste NY Market
North Country Welcome Center
VENDORS

BEVERAGES

Boylan Bottling (New York, NY)- Assorted sodas

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale (Brooklyn, NY) – Assorted ginger ales

Catskills Clear (Rochester, NY) – Bottled spring water

Fiz College Club Soda (Rochester, NY)- Assorted sodas

Glendale Farms Grape Juice (Burdett, NY) - Concord Grape juice

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

Just Water (Glens Falls, NY) - Spring water, flavored waters

King Brothers Dairy (Herkimer, NY)- Milk

Lake Georges Soda Works (Lake George, NY) – Assorted sodas

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

Nirvana Spring Water (Forest Port, NY) - Spring water

Pekant Tea Co. (Williston Park, NY)- Chili infused teas

Red Jacket Orchards (Geneva, NY) - Assorted flavors of juice

Sackets Harbor Coffee Roasters (Sackets Harbor, NY) – Coffee blends

Saranac Brewing Company (Utica, NY) – Assorted sodas

Saratoga Water (Saratoga, NY) – Spring and sparkling water

Stoltzfus Family Farm (Vernon Center, NY) - Creamline milk

Tug Hill Artisan Roasters (Castorland, NY) - Coffee

FOOD

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

Arbor Hill (Naples, NY) - Wine jellies, Concord Grape gummies, assorted sauces

Argyle Cheese (Argyle, NY) – Yogurt, cheese

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

Bender Busy Bee (Adams, NY) - Honey, honey comb

Berle Farms (Hoosick, NY) - Plain yogurt

Bjorn Corn (Kerhonkson, NY) - Popcorn

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

Black Pearl Creamery (Trumansburg, NY) – Goats milk yogurt

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

Brines Jam (Brooklyn, NY) - Jams

Brooklyn Brine (Brooklyn, NY) – Assorted pickles

Catskill Provisions (Long Eddy, NY) – Pancake and waffle mix

Chip & Dip Chocolate (Huntington, NY) – Chocolate bars

Churchill Honey Farm (Burrville, NY) - Honey products

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

Croghan Bologna (Croghan, NY) - Sausages, bologna

Cross Island Farms (Wellesley Island, NY) - Produce, flowers, eggs

DiPrinzio’s Kitchen (Clayton, NY) – Prepared foods

Dona Chai (Brooklyn, NY) – Tea  

East Hill Creamery (Perry, NY) – Cheese

Elmhurst (Elma, NY) – Almond milk

Emmy’s Cookies (Ithaca, NY) – Cookies

Farmhouse Maple (Dexter, NY)- Assorted maple products

Finger Lakes Harvest (Canandaigua, NY) – Shrubs, tonics

Five Spoke Creamery (Goshen, NY) - Cheese

Go Victual (Vestal, NY) - Assorted crackers and dips

Harpers Field Cheese (Jefferson, NY) - Cheese

Healing Home Farms (Pound Ridge, NY) – Granola, crackers

Hella Cocktail (New York, NY) – Cocktail mixes

Hidden Pastures Farm (Glenfield, NY) - Gelato

Homestead Heritage Farms Organic (Clayton, NY) - Cheese curds

Issa (Buffalo, NY) – Pita chips

Ithaca Kombucha (Ithaca, NY) – JD’s BBQ Sauce, hot sauce

Jake’s Cheese (Deansboro, NY) – Cheese

Jones Family Farm (Herkimer, NY) - Yogurt, ice cream, gelato, ice cream sandwiches

Joray Fruit Rolls (Brooklyn, NY) – Candy fruit tolls

Just Winging It (Evans Mills, NY) - Eggs

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

Lively Run Dairy (Interlaken, NY) - Cheese

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 (Akron, NY) – Flavored pretzels

Mercer’s Dairy (Boonville, NY)- Ice cream

Metal Meadow (Thurman, NY) – cream cheese, goat cheese

Mommas Kitchen (Watertown, NY) - Fudge, chocolates, cookies, pastries, muffins, cupcakes, donuts

Monk’s (Piffard, NY) – Biscotti and crackers

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

Natural Nook (Watertown, NY) - Herb mixes

Navs Popcorn (Alexandria Bay, NY) - Flavored popcorn

New Yorker Bagels (Queens, NY) –Assorted bagels, pastries, muffins

North Country Creamery (Keeseville, NY)- Yogurt

NY Chips (Gainesville, NY) – Potato chips

Off the Cobb (Ithaca, NY) - Chips

Once Again Nut Butters (Nunda, NY) – Nut butters

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

Red Gate Grocers (Ithaca, NY) - Eggs

Rock and Jam (Brownville, NY) - Assorted jams

Rockerbox Rub (Hudson, NY) – Assorted spices

Salty Road Taffy (Brooklyn, NY) - Taffy

Saratoga Crackers (Middle Grove, NY) – Crackers

Setton Farms (Commack, NY) - Pistachios

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

Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods (Geneva, NY) – Seeds and oils

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

Sweeter Creations Sugar House (Madrid, NY) -Assorted maple products

Swiss’er Sweets (Castorland, NY)- Assorted maple products

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

Timmy Crack Corn (Croghan, NY) – Fudge, jams, jellies

Toonie Moonie (Oneonta, NY) - Marshmallow spread

Water Street Brewing (Binghamton, NY) – Hot sauce, mustard

Worth Gold Farm (Worth, NY) - Canadian Bacon, BBQ meats, whole pig roast, pork products

NON-FOOD

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

SallyeAnder Soap (Beacon, NY) - Assorted soaps

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

Taste NY Merchandise

I Love NY Merchandise

 

Store Hours

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

April, October, November, December:

The Welcome Center is open 24/7 with customer service available daily, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

May - September:

The Welcome Center is open 24/7 with customer service available daily, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.