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.
a food maker success story
Maureen from 'Sacred Cow' created a crowd-pleasing granola with a unique flavor profile.
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.
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.

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

20apr - 21apr 208:00 amapr 21A Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) CourseFood Safety Modernization Act

24apr6:00 pm- 9:00 pmEllie’s Cooking Sessions: Fermentation Fundamentals

26apr12:00 pmThe Tabletop Show: A Buyers MarketplaceThe best in local food

5may9:00 am- 4:00 pmHope & Main's 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:

20apr - 21apr 208:00 amapr 21A Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) CourseFood Safety Modernization Act

11may8:30 am- 5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

18oct12:00 pmFood Resource Business Exchange (FReBE)FReBE has it all for your growing business

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 [...]

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for everyone!

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Join @Rhody_Inno and a panel of local thought leaders next Wednesday as they discuss the State of #HealthInnovation in the Ocean State! Register now: #HealthandWellness

Rhode Island Inno's State of Innovation: Health & Wellness Inno

Join Rhode Island Inno and a panel of local thought leaders as we discuss the State of Health Innovation, specifically health and wellness, in Rhode I...

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Miss us yesterday? Don't worry, you can find some of your favorite #localfood on the #HopeandMain app! 😀 Download it here: https://t.co/eXW84glWIx

Miss us yesterday? Don't worry, you can find some of your favorite #localfood on the #HopeandMain app! 😀 Download it here: https://t.co/eXW84glWIx

Thank you @HopeandMain for having me! Meet Your Maker is a great event every time and Hope & Main is such an important piece to the Rhode Island Business Eco-System! https://t.co/loSiJPxAl1

Thank you @HopeandMain for having me! Meet Your Maker is a great event every time and Hope & Main is such an important piece to the Rhode Island Business Eco-System! https://t.co/loSiJPxAl1

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7 days ago

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Small Bites: Meatloaf Cups
Everyone loves a good meatloaf recipe...check out Chef Mary Hughes of Savory Fare, Inc. with her quick and easy mini meatloaves on this week's Small Bites in partnership with the The Providence Journal! Full recipe: bit.ly/2HnNplv
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Yeah, Mary.

Travis!

I love Mary!

Great to see success for H&M and Savory Fare. 👏👏👏

You're amazing Mary!!!

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1 week ago

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What the HAKE are you waiting for? Some seats are still open for the upcoming School of Fish featuring Chef Greg Coccio of Avvio!

What the HAKE are you waiting for? Some seats are still open for the upcoming School of Fish featuring Chef Greg Coccio of Avvio!We are excited to announce that we will be featuring White Hake for this months School of Fish workshop on April 16, 2018. We can't wait to see what kind tasty dishes Greg Coccio of Avvio Ristorante will prepare for us!

At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning whole local seafood - straight from the sea - into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends.
Ticket are available at:
makefoodyourbusiness.org/cooking-classes-ri/ or eatingwiththeecosystem.org/school-of-fish
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