A food maker success story.
Greg from 'Rose Mary's Pralines' developed his product from a 100 year-old family recipe.
a food maker success story
Lenny from 'Avonaise' has developed his own signature avocado-based mayo.
a food maker success story
Matt & Louby from 'The Backyard Food Company' are building a national brand that started from a backyard garden.
a food maker success story
Karen from 'Just Like Nana's' puts her own twist on a traditional Jewish pastry.
a food maker success story
Maureen from 'Sacred Cow' created a crowd-pleasing granola with a unique flavor profile.
about hope & main

Where food producers, farmers and fishermen can connect, scale and thrive!

We provide access to industry-specific resources and low cost, low risk shared-use commercial kitchens to local entrepreneurs jump-starting early-stage food companies.

for food makers

Incubator Program

Our signature incubation program gives food businesses a low-risk opportunity to test, scale and develop without the cost and liability in equipping, managing and maintaining your own commercial facility.


Makers will love working in one of our 4 code-compliant, shared-use commercial kitchens.

Demos / Classrooms

Nutritionists, Teachers, Chefs and other food educators can utilize our Demo Kitchen as a workspace, training space or dining room.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Our curriculum provides entrepreneurs with the recipe for turning your food into a profitable business.

Meeting Spaces

Members can use our online booking module to request private space to host meetings, tastings or administrative tasks.

Packing / Shipping

We offer a code-compliant space with equipment for labeling, sealing and shrink-wrapping packages.

Storage Space

Our members have access to both cold and dry storage in the form of shelving, pallets, and secure roller lockers.

for food lovers

Farmers Markets · Events · Workshops

eat, drink & shop local

23feb9:00 am- 4:00 pmHope & Main's BootcampReady when you are!

26feb6:30 pm- 9:00 pmCooking with Joe Simone!Soup!

27feb2:00 pm- 4:00 pmAdd Asian Flavors to Your Gluten-Free Menuhosted by Lee Kum Kee

2mar10:00 am- 1:00 pmMarch to Springat the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market

or make a suggestion for an event

for food buyers

Retailers & Distributors

Hope & Main is home to more than 50 independent food-related companies looking to develop and expand their businesses. We help “incubate” these companies and connect them with customers & retailers like you.

upcoming events for retailers:

8mar8:30 am- 5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

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The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

Are you a #farmer or #producer and want to sell @ a RI #FarmersMarket? Join #FarmFreshRI's Thea Upham & @southsideclt staff for a FREE orientation Thurs, 2/21 5:30-7:30p. You'll learn the upfront costs, planning Qs to consider, vendor cultures per market

Applying to RI Farmers Markets

Are you interested in selling your produce at a RI Farmers Market? Are you currently selling at a market but would like to expand your network? Join F...


Join @Jorge_Elorza & the City of Providence in collecting food for @RIFoodBank by dropping off your non-perishable donation at any of these locations through February 17. Thank you!

Join @Jorge_Elorza & the City of Providence in collecting food for @RIFoodBank by dropping off your non-perishable donation at any of these locations through February 17. Thank you!

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