Southern Tier Welcome Center

Southern Tier Welcome Center

Counties Served

I-81 Northbound
Between PA State Line and Exit 1
Kirkwood, NY 13795
United States

Southern Tier Welcome Center


The revamped Southern Tier Welcome Center promotes New York's world class food and beverage products at an expanded Taste NY facility.

Travelers can sample locally sourced food and beverage products from the region, such as the Southern Tier's famous Spiedies, paninis, seasonal soups and salads, as well as a variety of snack and grab-and-go options, such as dried fruits, jerky, chips, nuts, gluten-free baked goods, and locally-roasted specialty coffee drinks offered through state-of-the-art micro-vending. The Taste NY area also features scenic views of the Southern Tier.

The Welcome Center is complete with a new seating area for up to 60 people, electric car charging stations, a "canoe regatta"-themed play area for children, a motorcycle shelter, a Southern Tier Walk of Fame, video and selfie walls, a gallery of regional artifacts, a pet comfort area, and a life-sized I LOVE NEW YORK sculpture. The designs and exhibits, ranging from a race car in the entrance, provided by Watkins Glen International, a hanging glass sculpture on loan from the Corning Museum of Glass to the carousel-themed seating area, highlight the beauty and variety of Southern Tier attractions.

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


  • Saratoga Sparkling Water
  • Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water
  • Sanavi Flavored Water (Assortment)
  • Karma infused Water (Assortment)
  • 2 Natural Blends Flavored Water (Assortment)
  • Harney And Son’s Teas and Juices (Assortment)
  • Saranac Soda Pop (Assorted Flavors)
  • Hop2o
  • Trinity Valley chocolate milk pint
  • Trinity Valley  whole milk pint
  • Java Joes (Hot Coffee)
  • Fiz Soda (Assorted Flavors)
  • Johnnie Ryan Soda (Assorted Flavors)
  • Bruce Cost Ginger Ale (Assorted Flavors)
  • Pekant Tea (Pear & Passion Fruit)
  • Tost
  • Red Jacket (Assortment of Juices)
  • Plain T (Hot Tea and Hot Chocolate)


Sandwiches / Salads

  • Clines Catering  Sandwiches (Turkey, Ham, Tuna, Chicken Salad and Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and Fruit and Pasta Salad)



  • New York Chips (1oz, 4oz, 16oz and an assortment of 7oz bags)
  • Emmy’s Cookies (Assortment)
  • Adirondack Beef Co. (Beef Stick)
  • Chip’ N Dipped (Assortment)
  • M & DR Nuts (Susquehanna Fish and Gummi Bears)
  • Anya’s Licorice (Black, Mango, Strawberry, Raspberry & Cherry)
  • Simply Gum (Fennel, Maple, Spearmint, Mint, Cinnamon & Ginger)
  • Chocolate Pizza Company (Peanut Butter Sparklers, Chocolate Pizzas & Peanut Butter Wings)
  • Fine & Raw Chocolate (Sea Salt, Lucuma & Vanilla and Raspberry)
  • Peeled Snacks (Paradise Found and Organic Mango)
  • Morgan Hill Sugar Shack (Maple Popcorn)
  • Darious Date Cookie (Chocolate Walnut Cookie, Cinnamon Walnut Cookie & Walnut Cinnamon Biscuit)
  • Sam’s Sweets (Brownie, Half Moon Cookie & Lemon Pound Cake
  • Bobby Sue’s Nuts (Assorted flavors in 2.5oz bags and 8oz. jars)
  • East Hill Creamery (Cheese Crisps)
  • Old Barn Market (Assorted Muffins, Brookies, Lemon Pound Cake and Assorted Jams)
  • Joray Fruit Rolls (Assorted Flavors)
  • Off the Cob (12oz bag)
  • Martin’s Pretzels (Buffalo Wing Pretzels 3oz & 8oz, Mustard & Onion Pretzels 3oz & 8oz and Salted Pretzels)
  • Cathy’s Cookie Kitchen (1 pack and 2 pack assorted varieties)
  • Bjorn Corn (1oz & 3oz bags)
  • Mama Bears Fudge ( Assorted Flavors)
  • Sensible Portions (Veggie Chips & Veggie Straws)
  • Salty Road (Chocolate Chews & Passion Fruit Taffy)
  • Littletree Orchard (Apple Chips)
  • Tate’s Cookies (Assortment of both regular and gluten free)
  • Papa’s Best Batch (Assorted Varieties in 3oz & 8oz)
  • The Matzo Project (Cinnamon Sugar, Salted and Everything in 1oz & 6oz bags)
  • Healing Home Foods (Assorted granola, Chocolate Chip & Ginger Snap biscotti)
  • Stony Brook (Assorted pepitas)
  • Issa’s ( Baked Pita Chips)  
  • Damn Good Foods (Assorted Jerky flavors)
  • Trinity Valley (Cheese Curds)
  • Chobani (Drinkable Strawberry Banana and Mixed Berry Yogurt and Pomegranate Yogurt)
  • Battistoni (Pepperoni Sticks)


Condiments / Grocery

  • Hella Cocktail (Assortment of mixes and kits)
  • Tree Juice (Chocolate & Vanilla 12 fl oz bottles and Chocolate/Vanilla & Whiskey/Bourbon 2 fl oz variety pack)
  • Salamida (Assortment of marinades and Spiedie Survival Kit)
  • Ashanty (Hot Chocolate Mix)
  • Red Jacket (Applesauce & Apple Butter)
  • Harney & Sons Tea Tins (Assortment)
  • Wallings (Maple Sugar, Maple Cream, 1.7oz, 6.8oz, 8.45oz and 12oz maple bottles, 3.4oz & 12.75oz Statue of Liberty bottles)
  • New Hope Mills (Assortment of Pancake mixes)
  • Sue Garing Honey (Assortment of honey)
  • Java Joes (1lb. bags of coffee grounds)
  • Brins (Assortment of Jams)
  • Martin’s  (Assortment of pie fillings, jams, butters, salsas & relishes)
  • Black Button Distilling (BBQ Sauce, Bacon Ketchup, Bloody Mary Mix & Wood Chips)
  • Hunter & Hilsberg (Assortment of Jams Preserves)
  • RockerBox Spice Co. (Black Garlic and assortment of spices)
  • Lyndaker’s Maple Orchard (Garlic Pepper, Spice Rub, Maple Sugar and Maple Syrup)
  • Lost Dog Café (Cajun Spice, Honey Hot Sauce & Vodka Sauce)
  • Dona Chai (Tumeric Concentrate and Masala Chai Concentrate in 8oz & 16oz)
  • Finger Lakes Harvest (Assortment of Shrub and Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • Little Venice (Salads Dressing and an assortment of pasta sauces)
  • Once Again Peanut Butter (Almond Butter and Peanut Butter)
  • Lupo’s (Assortment of Spiedie Sauces)
  • Saucy Hog (Marinade and BBQ Sauce)
  • Clarky’s Twisted Sauce (Assortment)
  • Sal Birdland (Sassy Sauce)
  • Blank Slate (Palm Sugar)
  • Hudson Valley (Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil)
  • Cherry Knoll (Blueberry Wine Vinegar)
  • In My Father’s Kitchen (Pasta Sauce)
  • Frank’s (Pasta Sauce)
  • Liz’s (Sassy Salad Sauce)
  • Tully’s (Honey Mustard Sauce)
  • Fat Crow (Pub Style Bavarian Mustard, Spicy Drunken Mustard & Honey Sriracha)
  • Webers (Assortment of mustards)
  • Luna Grown (Assortment of Jams)
  • Northern Farmhouse Pasta (Assortment of Pasta)
  • Hellers (Corn Salsa & Applesauce)
  • P3 (Pickled Garlic & Eggs and Spicy Dilly Beans
  • Bushwick Kitchen (Assortment of Maple, Honey and Sriracha)
  • Small Axe Pepper (Hot Sauce)
  • Black Cat (Balsamic Drizzle & Preserved Figs)
  • Brooklyn Brine Co. (Assortment of Pickles and Maple Bourbon Mustard
  • Black River Valley (Assortment of Sweet Cream Butters)
  • Holy Schmitt’s ( Assorted Horseradish)
  • Nettle Meadow (Maple Chevre)
  • Chaseholm Farm (Alpage)
  • 5 Spoke Creamery (Redmond Cheddar & Forager)
  • Jake’s (Assortment of Cheese)
  • Yancey’s Fancy (Assortment of Cheese Wedges)
  • Engelbert Farms (Assortment of Cheese
  • Stoltzfus Yogurt (Assortment of yogurt)



    • Battenkill Fibers (Yarn)
    • Shamrock Creek Farms (Assortment of household cleaners and Bar Soap)
    • Dirt Therapy (Assortment of Repellent and Healing Herbal Skin Salve)
    • Jada Hill (O-Der Toilette, Hand Scrub, Lotions in 16oz, 8oz and 2oz, Glycerin Milk Soaps, Lip Balms, Deodorant, Bath Salts, Baby Powder and Hair Conditioner)
    • Utopia (Sugar Scrubs, Bar Soap and Hand Lotion in 8.5oz)
    • J&M Wax Works (Candles in 2.3oz and 8oz)
    • Beer Tree Brewing Co (Cheese Boards)
    • David J. Arnold (Pottery)
    • Hudson Valley Seed Co. (Seeds)
    • Hungry Hound Dog Treats)
    • Ruff Edges Sweet Purrs (Dog Treats)
    • I Love New York Merchandise (Mugs, Bracelets, Stickers, Pens, Wine Stoppers, Bottle Openers)

    Store Hours

    October 1 - March 31
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Daily

    April 1 - September 30
    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Daily

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