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.
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.
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

11dec(dec 11)9:00 am12(dec 12)1:00 pmProduct Development Course for Small Food BusinessesLearn how to properly produce food in a manner that is safe for public consumption

13dec6:00 pm7:30 pmDrink, Decorate & Be MerryHoliday Cupcake Decorating Class

15dec1:00 pm4:00 pmMeet Your Maker x Sons of Liberty Pop-up MarketWe're getting into the holiday spirits, friends!

17dec8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Learn how to properly produce food in a manner that is safe for public consumption

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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:

11dec(dec 11)9:00 am12(dec 12)1:00 pmProduct Development Course for Small Food BusinessesLearn how to properly produce food in a manner that is safe for public consumption

17dec8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Learn how to properly produce food in a manner that is safe for public consumption

14jan8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Learn how to properly produce food in a manner that is safe for public consumption

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

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