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


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
  • Sanavi Flavored Water (Assortment)
  • Karma infused Water (Assortment)
  • Harney And Son’s Teas and Juices (Assortment)
  • Saranac Soda Pop (Assorted Flavors)
  • Trinity Valley Chocolate Milk Pint
  • Trinity Valley Whole Milk Pint
  • Java Joes (Hot Coffee)
  • Manhattan Special Espresso Soda
  • Johnnie Ryan Soda (Assortment)
  • Bruce Cost Ginger Ale (Assortment)
  • Red Jacket (Assortment of Juices)
  • Plain T (Hot Tea and Hot Chocolate)
  • Barrel & Brine (Assortment of Kombucha)
  • Kitu (cold brew coffee)
  • Fulkerson Winery (Assortment of juices)
  • Finger Lakes Cider House (Switchel)


Sandwiches / Salads

  • Clines Catering  Sandwiches (Turkey, Ham, Tuna, Chicken Salad and Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and Fruit and Pasta Salad)
  • Down To Earth Whole Foods (Assortment of hot breakfast sandwiches, cheeseburger and garden burger)



  • New York Chips (Assortment of 8 oz. bags)
  • North Fork (Assortment of 2 oz. bags)
  • Barkeater Chocolate (Assortment)
  • Somethin’ Sweet Gourmet (gummi worms, gummi bears, chocolate covered oreos & pretzels)
  • Popinsanity (Assortment of Artisanal Popcorn)
  • Morgan Hill Sugar Shack (Maple Popcorn)
  • Darious Date Cookie (Chocolate Walnut Cookie, Cinnamon Walnut Cookie & Assortment of Biscuits)
  • Bobby Sue’s Nuts (Assorted flavors in 2.5oz bags and 8oz. jars)
  • Chroma Bakery (Scones, coffee cake, half-moon cookies and an assortment of 2-pack cookies)
  • Old Barn Market (Assorted Muffins, Brookies, Lemon Pound Cake and Assorted Jams)
  • Joray Fruit Rolls (Assorted Flavors)
  • Terrell’s Pretzels
  • Bjorn Qorn (3 oz. bags assorted varities)
  • Mama Bears Fudge ( Assorted Flavors)
  • Arbor Hill (Grape salt water taffy, grape licorice, grape gummi bears, assorted salad dressings, toppings and preserves)
  • Setton Farms (Pistachios, cashews and a variety of mixed nuts blends)
  • Hoffman’s (Assortment of hunter sticks, smoked beef and summer sausage)
  • Bennett’s Deli (Maple Almonds and Maple Granola)
  • Down To Earth Whole Foods (Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Walnut, Cherry Coconut & Peanut Butter Cookies)
  • 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)
  • Stony Brook (Assorted pepitas)
  • Issa’s (Regular baked pita chips and cinnamon sugar baked pita chips)  
  • Damn Good Foods (Assorted Jerky flavors)
  • Trinity Valley (Regular cheese curds and garlic & herb cheese curds)
  • Battistoni (Pepperoni Sticks)
  • Sattva Vida (5 pack energy bites)
  • Top Seedz (Crackers)
  • Dak Bars (assorted granola bars)
  • Monks (Cranberry Orange and Dark Chocolate Chip Biscotti)
  • Parker’s (Maple Cotton Candy)
  • Gilligans (assortment of ice cream half-pints and ice-cream sandwiches)
  • Splitz (1.5 oz. and 4.5 oz. assortment of split pea crisps)


Condiments / Grocery

  • Tree Juice (Chocolate, Vanilla, Blueberry & Cinnamon maple syrup 12 fl. oz. bottles)
  • Salamida (Assortment of marinades and Spiedie Survival Kit)
  • Red Jacket (Applesauce)
  • Harney & Sons Tea Tins (Assortment)
  • Wallings (1.7oz, 6.8oz, 8.45oz and 12oz maple bottles)
  • Cooper Hill Maple (3.4 oz. 8 oz. 16 oz. and 32 oz. maple bottles)
  • Lapeer Sweet Treats (Tin Syrup Bottles)
  • New Hope Mills (Assortment of Pancake mixes)
  • Sue Garing Honey (Assortment of honey)
  • Java Joes (3 oz. & 1lb. bags of coffee grounds)
  • Martin’s  (Assortment of pie fillings, jams, butters, salsas & relishes)
  • Hunter & Hilsberg (Assortment of Jams Preserves)
  • Lyndaker’s Maple Orchard (Maple Syrup and Maple Mustard)
  • Lost Dog Café (Vodka Sauce)
  • Food Ferments (Fireside Tonic 8 oz. and 16 oz.)
  • Bespoke Apothecary (assortment of teas)
  • Finger Lakes Harvest (Assortment of Shrub and Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • Little Venice (Salads Dressing and an assortment of pasta sauces)
  • Lupo’s (Assortment of Spiedie Sauces)
  • Sal Birdland (Hot & Mild Sassy Sauce)
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Assorted bbq sauces and spice rubs)
  • Brooks BBQ (bbq sauce and coleslaw dressing)
  • Liz’s (Sassy Salad Sauce)
  • Tully’s (Honey Mustard Sauce)
  • Fat Crow (Assortment of rubs, hot sauces, mustards and scone mixes)
  • Webers (Assortment of mustards)
  • Singer Farm Naturals (Tart Cherry Juice 16 oz. and 32 oz.)
  • Nance’s (Corn Relish)
  • Hollenbeck’s (Boiled Cider)
  • Hot Crispy Oil
  • P3 (Pickled Garlic & Eggs and Spicy Dilly Beans)
  • Nelson Farms (Assortment of seasonings, rubs, dessert toppings, bloody mary mixes and bread mixes)
  • Red Love (Assorted Pasta Sauces)
  • Pasta’s Daily (Hot Tomato Oil)
  • Joey’s (Fra Diavolo Pasta Sauce)
  • Vine Street Café (Assorted Pasta Sauces)
  • Salvatores (Pizza dough and sauce)
  • Hot Dog Charlie’s (Chili Sauce)
  • Coach Tony’s (Chicken Wing Dip)
  • Anchor Bar (Assorted Wing Sauces)
  • Black Cat (Balsamic Drizzle & Preserved Figs)
  • Jake’s (Assortment of Cheese)
  • Yancey’s Fancy (Assortment of Cheese Wedges)
  • Engelbert Farms (Assortment of Cheeses)
  • Stoltzfus Yogurt (Assortment of yogurt)
  • Poor Devil Pepper Co. (Assortment of Hot Sauces)
  • Barrel & Brine (Assortment of pickles and kraut)
  • Healthy Gourmet Kitchen (Assortment of Soups and Dips)
  • Huggins Honey (Assortment of honey)



  • Shamrock Creek Farms (Goats Milk Bar Soap)
  • Jada Hill (Hand Scrub, Lotions in 16oz, 8.5 oz and 2oz, Lip Balms, Deodorant, Baby Powder, Goats Milk Soap Bars, Whipped Body Butter, Body Wash, Shampoo and Hair Conditioner)
  • Utopia (Sugar Scrubs)
  • Bespoke Apothecary (Throat Spray, Baby Powder & Stress Less Cream)
  • Body Delights by LizAnn (Body Wash, Scrubs, Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Soap Bars and Toy Soap Bars)
  • Poplar Hill Candle (Assorted Candles)
  • People Grow Together (Disinfectant Wipes)
  • David J. Arnold (Pottery)
  • I Love New York Merchandise (Coffee Mugs, Bracelets, Stickers, Pens, Wine Stoppers, Bottle Openers, Travel Mugs, Water Bottles and Magnets)
  • Growlers (Assortment of Dog Bones)

Store Hours

Hours of Operation: 

April 1 - September 30: 8am- 7pm (Daily)


Seasonal Hours of Operation: 

October 1 - March 31: 9am-5pm (Daily)


Holiday Closures: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

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