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
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.
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.

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

11oct - 1novoct 115:00 pmnov 1Made By Me Cooking SchoolOctober 4-week Session

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

19oct8:00 pm- 10:00 pmCommon Fence Music Concert SeriesKerri Powers

20oct8:00 am- 5:00 pmSorry! Tickets are out of stock.Food Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

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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:

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

20oct8:00 am- 5:00 pmSorry! Tickets are out of stock.Food Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

Meet a Member

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for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

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Searching for a great local organization to get involved with? @foodforfreeorg is looking for volunteers for their annual fundraiser! More information on signing up at the link:

This is very big #foodindustry news and completely devastating for many small businesses across the country. We are here for you, makers!

Eater NY@EaterNY

Pilotworks announced $13 million in funding just last December, but on Saturday, the restaurant incubator suddenly closed — saying it had no more money https://t.co/Uwf1yVY8Tn

ICYMI: Earlier this month we released the Recommendations of the Hunger Elimination Task Force. Check it out on my blog at:
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Everyone at Hope and Main has been so supportive and still are since I have become a member and started a business while working a full time job. Their dedication to all the members deserve recognition .I had a dream to create a new product and they have been there for me all the way . I am a work in progress but from what I hear my Secrets in the Kitchen Marinara Sauce is the best! Im going to produce my next and final product which will only be a fall specialty. Its called The Vine Grape Syrup. People have also tasted this product for 4 years through Hope and Mains Meet Your Maker events and it has been enjoyed by thousands of people. This will be my final year of work and I will retire to dedicate more time to my family and business. Thank you again to all of you!

Happy Birthday 🎂 I’m filled with joy on your success and the number of food Entrepreneurs that you have guided to make their dreams become reality. You will always be in my heart ! Best wishes always !

One of my favorite memories is the time my keys dropped down the elevator to the very bottom. EVERYONE pitched in to help from our electrician to people working in kitchens, to our next door neighbor...that big effort exemplifies the heart of the community here and this photo captured the moment so well. I'm so grateful for my H&M fam!

Wow Allison...that is amazing..Congratulations...!!

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