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
Maureen from 'Sacred Cow' created a crowd-pleasing granola with a unique flavor profile.
a food maker success story
Elizabeth from 'Miss Georgia's Kitchen' is making new fans out of southern-inspired pimento cheese.
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
Lenny from 'Avonaise' has developed his own signature avocado-based mayo.
A food maker success story.
Greg from 'Rose Mary's Pralines' developed his product from a 100 year-old family recipe.
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.

Kitchens

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

21jul9:00 am- 4:00 pmHope & Main's BootcampReady when you are!

22jul10:00 am- 2:00 pmSchoolyard MarketA Farmers-Makers Market

29jul10:00 am- 2:00 pmSchoolyard MarketA Farmers-Makers Market

5aug10:00 am- 2:00 pmSchoolyard MarketA Farmers-Makers 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:

15aug6:00 pmAdd to Cart: A Crash Course for Selling Online

18oct12:00 pmFood Resource Business Exchange (FReBE)FReBE has it all for your growing business

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

Rose Mary’s Pralines

Drawing upon his grandmother’s 100 year-old recipe, Greg Mundy founded Rose Mary’s Pralines as a way of bringing a southern delicacy beyond New Orleans. Greg makes his pecan pralines in small batches, bringing the ingredients together using copper-bottom pots, and then pours the confection onto marble slabs to [...]

or take a workshop

for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

A New England Food Incubator Launches An App To Further Boost The Local Food Scene. @HopeandMain , a two-time recipient of a CommerceRI network matching grant, featured in @Forbes

A New England Food Incubator Launches An App To Further Boost The Local Food Scene

Rhode Island's Hope & Main has become a hub for local food lovers while supporting more than 150 food businesses so far.

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We're having a party and you're invited! 🙌🎉 Join us for a heck of a good time and great #localfood & drinks! 🤩🥞🧀🍖🍔🌮🥟🍤🍜🍩🍪🎂🥧🍻🥂 Get tickets & more info at https://t.co/BNqILbwHqA or stop by #SchoolyardMarket this Sunday!

They're waiting for your call. Make a gift to @RIPR and your donation will be matched by the @RIFoundation with a gift to @RIFoodBank. Pictured: RIPR's Elisabeth Harrison, RI Community Food Bank's Andrew Schiff and RIPR's Torey Malatia. https://t.co/Cxb4Xmzdi4

They're waiting for your call. Make a gift to @RIPR and your donation will be matched by the @RIFoundation with a gift to @RIFoodBank. Pictured: RIPR's Elisabeth Harrison, RI Community Food Bank's Andrew Schiff and RIPR's Torey Malatia. https://t.co/Cxb4Xmzdi4

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