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
Karen from 'Just Like Nana's' puts her own twist on a traditional Jewish pastry.
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
Lenny from 'Avonaise' has developed his own signature avocado-based mayo.
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 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

27jul9:00 am4:00 pmFood Business Startup BootcampReady when you are!

28jul9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

04aug9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly 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:

21apr12:00 pm3:00 pmThe Tabletop ShowA Trade Show for Wholesale Buyers

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

or take a workshop

for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

We’re headed up to Boston with @masschallenge RI for the annual Start Up Showcase! We can’t wait to share our treats and our story with the community.

You've gotta start somewhere, so start here! Food Business Startup Bootcamp is happening Sat. 7/27 @ 9am-4pm. We're here with a lineup of industry experts to help you decide whether or not Food Entrepreneurship is the right move. Learn more & register: https://t.co/28WkaiPVaz

from facebook:

2 weeks ago

Hope & Main

Hey friends! We are looking for some volunteers for our Schoolyard Market! We need help with set up (7am to 9am) and/or breakdown (1 -2pm) and also with a few other market programming tasks! If you or anyone you know is interested, please have them contact Caitlin Mandel | Schoolyard Market Manager caitlin@makefoodyourbusiness.org and tag or share with anyone you think may be interested! ... See MoreSee Less

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