a food maker success story
Lenny from 'Avonaise' has developed his own signature avocado-based mayo.
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
Maureen from 'Sacred Cow' created a crowd-pleasing granola with a unique flavor profile.
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
Karen from 'Just Like Nana's' puts her own twist on a traditional Jewish pastry.
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

3dec - 24dec 35:00 pmdec 24Made By Me Cooking SchoolNovember 4-week Session

14dec8:00 pm- 10:00 pmCommon Fence Music Concert SeriesHoneysuckle

16dec10:00 am- 2:00 pmMeet Your MakerEat, drink & shop local at our indoor maker showcase and marketplace!

16dec10:00 am- 2:00 pmBONUS! Meet Your Maker Mini Holiday Order Pickup MarketEat, drink & shop local at our indoor maker showcase and marketplace!

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:

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a Hope & Main success story

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The folks at @HopeandMain share kitchen space, advice, & recipes for success w/ food startups. Proud to deliver $178K @USDA #FMPP grant to help them expand their reach, promote local markets, & develop new market opportunities for producers & makers. #ShopLocal #EatLocal

The folks at @HopeandMain share kitchen space, advice, & recipes for success w/ food startups. Proud to deliver $178K @USDA #FMPP grant to help them expand their reach, promote local markets, & develop new market opportunities for producers & makers. #ShopLocal #EatLocal

How do you #buylocal in #RhodeIsland this holiday season? Looking for holiday ideas? Look no further than @fntpvd @YachtClubSoda @grannysquibb @Gansettbeer @MadeFromRI @DavesCoffeeCo @RIFoodTours @HopeandMain @FarmFreshRI @cleverhoods

🎉 Our annual Holiday menu is now live! 🎉
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We've got you covered this season with an amazing menu catered to all palettes, preferences and party sizes! 😋
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Deliveries will be made on December 24th 🚚
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Link to order in our profile! ✅
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• Orders mu… https://t.co/Jcb8F48oZh

🎉 Our annual Holiday menu is now live! 🎉
.
We've got you covered this season with an amazing menu catered to all palettes, preferences and party sizes! 😋
.
Deliveries will be made on December 24th 🚚
.
Link to order in our profile! ✅
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• Orders mu… https://t.co/Jcb8F48oZh

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