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.
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
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

22may8:30 am5:00 pmSorry! This event is over.Food Safety Manager CertificationServSafe®

01jun9:00 am4:00 pmHope & Main's BootcampReady when you are!

03jun3:00 pm4:30 pmRound Table on Exporting and Marketing Opportunities

08jun3:00 pm6:00 pm[untitled beer event]Based on the classic beer garden.

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:

22may8:30 am5:00 pmSorry! This event is over.Food Safety Manager CertificationServSafe®

18jun8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Manager CertificationServSafe®

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:

Small Biz Owners! Join Minnie Luong, of Chi Foods and over 225 other RI Small Biz Owners and Apply Today! #makesmallbig

June 1 Deadline for the Fall Cohort
https://t.co/DoIY1jFjbr

We're hiring a Member Services & Incubation Manager AND a Co-packing Operations Supervisor. Apply today! Job descriptions are on our website: #foodjobs #makefoodyourbusiness

Our Team · Hope & Main

makefoodyourbusiness.org

Yup, it's a cloudy day. We still expect you to put in the work and venture outdoors for lunch. Spare us your excuses. Let's cross paths in @KennedyPlazaPVD . We'll be there from 12:00 to 1:30.

from facebook:

6 days ago

Hope & Main
‼️We learned our lesson about giving you more advanced notice that MINYMEALS is in our vendor lineup for Meet Your Maker.... heres a heads up‼️ Pin and Pooh sold out really fast at Aprils market (apparently you guys love freshly made spring rolls as much as we do 😉), so know that theyre back this Sunday, May 19!  You can also order pre-prepared meals from the full menu IF you get your order in by midnight TONIGHT (Thursday, 5/16): https://www.minymeals.com

‼️We learned our lesson about giving you more advanced notice that MINYMEALS is in our vendor lineup for Meet Your Maker.... here's a head's up‼️ Pin and Pooh sold out really fast at April's market (apparently you guys love freshly made spring rolls as much as we do 😉), so know that they're back this Sunday, May 19! You can also order pre-prepared meals from the full menu IF you get your order in by midnight TONIGHT (Thursday, 5/16): www.minymeals.comWe will be at Hope & Main on Sunday May 19th “Meet your Maker Market” from 10:30AM-1PM selling our fresh or fried rolls! We sold out last time so come prepared and come hungry 😜 Hope to see you all there !!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Hope & Main
Congratulations are in order!! We are thrilled to share that Meal Mantra has received a Specialty Food Association sofi Award for their Goan Curry Simmer Sauce! Everyone is RI is talking about these delicious Indian sauces and were completely delighted to see this new company making waves on such a grand scale already!

Congratulations are in order!! We are thrilled to share that Meal Mantra has received a Specialty Food Association sofi Award for their Goan Curry Simmer Sauce! Everyone is RI is talking about these delicious Indian sauces and we're completely delighted to see this new company making waves on such a grand scale already!We are very happy to announce that Meal Mantra has received the 2019 New Product sofi award for Goan Curry Simmer Sauce in the Cooking Sauce, Marinade category ✨ Thank-you to all of you for supporting us and to Specialty Food Association for this honor! 🙏🏼 #foodspotting #travelfood #healthyfood #indianfood #curry #sofiawards2019 #healthyrecipes #yum #foodporn #foodie #love #delish #foodgasm #nom #eeeeeats #foodphotography #cleaneating For the complete list of winners visit- http://videos.specialtyfood.com/?fbclid=IwAR18bjXBrhsSWTfuA3eac35aLQu41M7bur_FTm3GfHnoJTTgu9gnqIWW3yE ... See MoreSee Less

 

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