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
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
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
Lenny from 'Avonaise' has developed his own signature avocado-based mayo.
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.
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

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:

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

or take a workshop

for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

Our third and final artist’s edition Buy Local RI tee! 25% of ALL SALES are donated to the RI Hospitality Employee Relief Fund.  Check out Frog & Toad: https://t.co/1qfOsLXmXn

Registration is open for our online series of classes, conversations and workshops designed to help food and beverage entrepreneurs launch, pivot and grow their companies. 🥕🍴💻 First Course happens virtually from 5/3-5/6 @ 6-7pm! 🤓 https://t.co/cLVZMfAnXU

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Calling all eco-concious event planners! Just want to make sure you know that Gilded Tomato Company is the only food truck in New England to be Green Restaurant Certified. 🌱 ... See MoreSee Less

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If youve been missing Minymeals as much as we have youre going to be VERY happy to read this post!

If you've been missing Minymeals as much as we have you're going to be VERY happy to read this post!It’s been a long time coming but we have decided that it was time for a change. Minymeals started as a meal prep business in my home kitchen in 2017. As we grew, the business itself evolved into something more than we anticipated. Demand grew and we were in dire need of a bigger kitchen and help.

In 2019, we made the big leap and signed the lease with Hope & Main. From there, the business went into many directions to find its identity. We have participated in various pop up markets, farmers market, and breweries. We catered many events & even led team building events. We were featured on a podcast, blogs, TV, magazines and won Rhode Island Monthly Best Pop Up Vendor 2020.

When meal preps brought nothing but burden, stress, time away from family - I knew we needed to pivot. I hated meal prep and the thought of finding motivation to cook again was no longer there. Instead of giving up and quitting, I continued to cook despite how I felt.

It wasn’t until we participated in Pawtucket’s Winter Market where we found our love for food again and our customers! We were no longer a meal prep business but became known for our crispy spring rolls, fresh nime chow and Thai iced tea. Sounds so simple right? And yes, sometimes it’s just that simple. No need to complicate things. Find what you’re good at and excel in it!

So with time, we evolved and became more than a meal prep business. We will always be Minymeals at heart but we are now onto bigger and better things as Pins Kytchen.

It was very hard for me to come to terms with the rebrand & the name change. During my deployment in 2020, I had some down time to work on our rebrand, strategize, plan, and work on the logistics of the business.

Pins Kytchen just made sense. Okay so it’s not the most original name but its ours and it holds more meaning than you think. Notice the “Y” in kitchen. That represents our roots, the Y from Minymeals, our last name Minyvong and the Y in Kaydence’s name.

One memory that popped into my head while contemplating the name change was Kaydence as a baby. In the morning, she’d crawl to the kitchen because she knew that’s where she’d find momma. Anytime she’s looking for me, she knows exactly where I am in the house. When I came home from work, I’d go straight to the kitchen and start making dinner.

The kitchen is where I find comfort, where food is made with love, where family and friends come together, where memories are created, and where stories and laughters are shared.

Everyone has been asking and have been very patient with our reopening. We will see you sooner than you think in Farmers Markets near you, maybe even at your door steps (hint).... but for now, we’ll keep it our little secret.

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