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
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.
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

24feb9:30 pm- 4:30 pmFlowering TogetherThe ins and outs of growing and designing local flowers

6mar6:30 pmOwn Your Brand!Trademark Considerations for Food Businesses

8mar - 9mar 86:00 pmmar 9FASHION WEEK RHODE ISLAND 2018 SEASON IVBringing together fashion, art, entertainment and more, to cities across Rhode Island. All for a good cause!

10mar5:30 pm- 8:30 pmBristol Warren Education Foundation's Bodacious BeeBee Seen: A Masquerade

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for food buyers

Retailers & Distributors

Hope & Main is home to more than 50 small, independent food-related companies looking to develop and expand their businesses. We help “incubate” these companies and connect them with customers and retailers like you.

upcoming events for retailers:

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

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

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Doris Blanchard is ready to help your local business grow at the Google Grow Your Business Online event, happening now!

Doris Blanchard is ready to help your local business grow at the Google Grow Your Business Online event, happening now!

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The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles, you sure know how to make us swoon! This clever collab with Chomp Kitchen and Drinks looks incredible!

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The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles, you sure know how to make us swoon! This clever collab with Chomp Kitchen and Drinks looks incredible!💥Here you have it!💥 Our collaboration with our friends from @burgundian_coffee_waffles rightfully called the Double Decker is a our southern fried chicken topped with house cured ham, mornay sauce, a sausage patty, sunny side up egg, and gravy all sitting on Liege waffles! It’s breakfast lunch and dinner all in one and you should get it. Also you should check out their kickstarter and contribute to bring a double decker bus serving these great waffles and coffee to Rhode Island! #rhodeisland #waffles #comfortfood #chompri
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