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
Matt & Louby from 'The Backyard Food Company' are building a national brand that started from a backyard garden.
a food maker success story
Lenny from 'Avonaise' has developed his own signature avocado-based mayo.
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.


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

25aug9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

01sep9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

07sep6:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedSchoolyard Twilight PartyCelebrating a thriving local food economy!

08sep9:00 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:

25sep8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

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

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

Rose Mary’s Pralines

Drawing upon his grandmother’s 100 year-old recipe, Greg Mundy founded Rose Mary’s Pralines as a way of bringing a southern delicacy beyond New Orleans. Greg makes his pecan pralines in small batches, bringing the ingredients together using copper-bottom pots, and then pours the confection onto marble slabs to [...]

or take a workshop

for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

Our WaffleRoos donut collab with @burgundian_coffee_waffles returns tomorrow for #NationalWaffleDay! It's a liege waffle topped with Dunkaroos frosting AND a Dunkaroos donut 🤤! Available tomorrow only starting at 9am 🙌🏼🎉🍩 #PVDonuts https://t.co/abGHEqUbK5

from facebook:

3 days ago

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This Sunday we welcome two new companies making their Schoolyard Market debut: Little Maven Lemonade and Bella Floral Design Flower Truck! They join our esteemed lineup of 2019 Schoolyard Vendors including TapDrops Mindful Maia SinoboxPastry Nest and Song Farm Borealis Coffee Roasters and Lafleurs Wildflower Honey . Arrive hungry because MINYMEALS is serving a delicious lunch of their stir fry noodles, chicken wings, crispy spring rolls, fresh spring rolls, Nime chow salad w/ orange miso dressing, and Thai iced tea, which you can follow with delicious handmade ice cream by Rafa's Flavor Factory! Chef Marissa Joinson from The Intuitive Kitchen/TIK will be creating a dish that celebrates end of summer produce and Hope's Harvest will also join us to share the important farm-based food recovery work they do for our state! We'll see you there! ... See MoreSee Less


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Look at those gorgeous flowers!

So pumped!

4 days ago

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Tune in to The Rhode Show this morning to get a sneak peek of one of the small bites you'll taste at our Schoolyard Twilight Party on September 7! Baked fish tacos by Kane’s Kitchen! 🐟🌮🙌Rhode Show today!! #kaneskitchensalsa #therhodeshow #supportsmallbusiness #bakedfishtacos #grilledpineapplesalsa #oceanstatepepperco @ The Rhode Show ... See MoreSee Less


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http://www.makefoodyourbusiness.org/twilightparty ;)

5 days ago

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We're still tapping our toes thinking about last Sunday's in-market concert! Thank you to Robertico Y su Alebreke and Common Fence Music for bringing so much fun to the Schoolyard!

Common Fence Music
It’s a Latin dance party at the @hopeandmain Schoolyard Market! Thanks to @alebreke for getting people moving, and to @cultro_pvd for bringing some delicious Latin food today. #warrenblockparty #summerfun
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I see you Marilyn Mathison 😊

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