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
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.
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

23jun9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

29jun10:00 am2:00 pmBlack Women In Business Showcasehosted by The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop

30jun9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

07jul9:00 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:

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

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

or take a workshop

for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

No cheeseburgers today. Rain!
See you next Tuesday, Ship Street Square.

Does your #dad love good #food? We've got you! Bring him on over between 9am-1pm! Our summer market season opens TODAY! #FathersDay #SchoolyardMarket #farmersmarket

from facebook:

2 days ago

Hope & Main

Last fall we were awarded a 3-year Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition to hiring a dedicated Market Manager, we are putting some of those resources into analyzing the impact that Schoolyard Market has on our makers and the community. We are delighted to be working with Dr. Alfonso Morales and his team with Univ. of Wisconsin's Farm 2 Facts platform! These folks are experts in understanding the intricacies that we're studying and optimizing the benefits of the market. Thank you to our vendors, customers and volunteers for giving Dr. Morales such a warm welcome!Had a terrific day with vendors and staff at Hope & Main in Warren, Rhode Island. ... See MoreSee Less


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Christine Brennan Ferioli

5 days ago

Hope & Main

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Celebrate all that is fresh, local & fun this weekend. Bring your whole family to enjoy a wonderful morning of live music, tasty treats, and some last minute shopping for the dads in your life. We'll have these fine folks this in the Schoolyard this week! Blount Fine Foods, Borealis Coffee Roasters, Cloverbud Ranch, Matildari, Mindful Maia, Nest and Song Farm, Pop On The Block, Rhode Island Shellfish Co., Sinbox Pastry, Tap Drops, TGF Baked Goods, The Backyard Food Company, The Curve & Line Co., Travis Family Farm, Lafleurs Wildflower Honey, Just Like Nana's ... See MoreSee Less

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