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
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
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.


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

22oct8:30 am5:00 pmSorry! Tickets are out of stock.Food Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

23oct6:00 pm8:00 pmLeading From Within - CancelledLeadership Development Workshop Series

27oct9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

02nov9:00 am4:00 pmFood Business Startup BootcampReady when you are!

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:

22oct8:30 am5:00 pmSorry! Tickets are out of stock.Food Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

07nov12:00 pmFood Resource Business Exchange (FReBE)FReBE has it all for your growing business

11nov8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

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

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a Hope & Main success story

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for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

Are you a food and beverage entrepreneur looking for business advice? At Accion and @SamuelAdamsBeer's Speed Coaching event in Boston on 10/18, meet and receive tips from industry experts from @SBAgov @LCRBOSTON @eforallhq @HopeandMain and more: https://t.co/H4sn63OyV1

A big part of our #foodtours is sharing the art, history, architecture and culture of Rhode Island. In Providence, we make the city’s #murals an important part of our tour. This mural is called “Still Here.”

#smallstatebigeats #riredfoodtours #foodie #history #mural #art #pvd

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