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.
Greg from 'Rose Mary's Pralines' developed his product from a 100 year-old family recipe.
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.

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

21jan5:00 pm- 6:30 pmMade By Me Cooking SchoolJanuary 4-week Session

25jan8:30 am- 5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

26jan5:00 pm- 8:00 pmTaste of the East Bayto benefit the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

28jan5:00 pm- 6:30 pmMade By Me Cooking SchoolJanuary 4-week Session

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:

25jan8:30 am- 5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

or take a workshop

for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

Looking for a #foodjob that will take you places? @bonetownbbq is hiring a Mobile Food Operations Supervisor! https://t.co/KfQZbJrXdP ⚡️🚚⚡️👨‍🍳⚡️👩‍🍳⚡️🍔⚡️🍗⚡️ @indeed @dadekian @foodtrucksin

Looking for a #foodjob that will take you places? @bonetownbbq is hiring a Mobile Food Operations Supervisor! https://t.co/KfQZbJrXdP ⚡️🚚⚡️👨‍🍳⚡️👩‍🍳⚡️🍔⚡️🍗⚡️ @indeed @dadekian @foodtrucksin

Rhode Island #SNAP recipients: your February SNAP benefits will be on your EBT card by Sunday 1/20/19
#GovernmentShutdown

Rhode Island #SNAP recipients: your February SNAP benefits will be on your EBT card by Sunday 1/20/19
#GovernmentShutdown

from facebook:

2 days ago

Hope & Main
🎉💥🎉🐮 We are over the MOOn to share with you that A.B. Munroe Dairys Sacred Cow The Holy Granola Experience has won a Good Food Award!!! ✨🏅✨💕 This amazing team is having a HUGE year already - they even just graduated out of our kitchens into their own!! Their new East Providence location is opening soon.🐮💕Image attachment

🎉💥🎉🐮 We are over the MOOn to share with you that A.B. Munroe Dairy's Sacred Cow "The Holy Granola Experience" has won a Good Food Award!!! ✨🏅✨💕 This amazing team is having a HUGE year already - they even just graduated out of our kitchens into their own!! Their new East Providence location is opening soon.🐮💕It’s official! We’ve won a Good Food Award. We are so honored! Our Sacred Cow team is awesome 💜thank you all— including Lisa Raiola and Waterman of Hope & Main! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Outstanding!! Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!

Love putting your granola in my yogurt in the am

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