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.
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
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

22nov6:30 pm8:00 pmDine & DesignHoliday appetizers and design a custom bag, pouch or wallet!

24nov10:00 am2:00 pmMeet Your MakerEat, drink & shop local at our indoor maker showcase and marketplace!

27nov4:00 pm8:00 pmMeet Your MakerEat, drink & shop local at our indoor maker showcase and marketplace!

27nov5:00 pm7:00 pmFriendsgiving Flower Arranging with Alice's Table

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:

17dec8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Learn how to properly produce food in a manner that is safe for public consumption

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:

Registration is closing soon for Thanksgiving Centerpiece-Making on Wednesday, November 27! This is happening in the midst of our #Friendsgiving Market so bring a friend and craft with us 5-7pm: https://t.co/kKnNxxBHcU

Chewsi is excited to be attending the FReBE event at @HopeandMain November 7th from 12-3pm. Stop by our table to learn more about how Chewsi can help industry professionals save at the dentist! #FReBE #makefoodyourbusiness #entrepreneurs

We are so grateful for support for small business! HUGE THANK YOU to our 2019 Food Resource Business Exchange event sponsor @CoxBusinessRI 👊😊 https://t.co/qvgjC6nLgp

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