a food maker success story
Lenny from 'Avonaise' has developed his own signature avocado-based mayo.
a food maker success story
Maureen from 'Sacred Cow' created a crowd-pleasing granola with a unique flavor profile.
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.
Greg from 'Rose Mary's Pralines' developed his product from a 100 year-old family recipe.
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.
Greg from 'Rose Mary's Pralines' developed his product from a 100 year-old family recipe.
a food maker success story
Maureen from 'Sacred Cow' created a crowd-pleasing granola with a unique flavor profile.
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
Matt & Louby from 'The Backyard Food Company' are building a national brand that started from a backyard garden.
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

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:

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

or take a workshop

for everyone!

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3 weeks ago

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Our restaurant-to-retail program is helping beloved local eateries build grocery-ready products. We cant wait for you to try them! hopeandmain.org/dishupri

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3 weeks ago

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We've been cooking up something special with some of your favorite restaurants!

Thanks to support from Rhode Island Commerce we started our "DishUp RI" program to help beloved eateries in our great State create retail products inspired by their popular menu items. We teamed up with some amazing partners and industry experts to make sure these makers had the resources they needed to do things right (BIG shout out to RI Hospitality Association, Dave's Marketplace, Steer Films, Be Moore Interpreting, Polaris MEP, Firebox Creative, & WhatsGood!)

Look for these products on the shelves at your favorite grocer soon!
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Restauraunts featured here: Rasoi .. Yoleni's USA .. Tallulah's Taqueria .. JA PATTY RI Catering and Events .. Cooking Con Omi .. Bucktown .. The Shanty .. Bonetown Burgers & BBQ .. LA AREPA .. Quito's Restaurant and Shellfish .. Island House Restaurant RI .. The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant

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