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.
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
Maureen from 'Sacred Cow' created a crowd-pleasing granola with a unique flavor profile.
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

25aug9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

01sep9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

07sep6:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedSchoolyard Twilight PartyCelebrating a thriving local food economy!

08sep9:00 am1:00 pmSchoolyard MarketOur Weekly Farmers & Makers Market

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:

25sep8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

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:

Our next @ServSafe Food Safety Manager certification class is happening on Wednesday 9/25! https://t.co/507Nc3Kp8l

Bring your dancing shoes w/ your market totes to #SchoolyardMarket on Sunday! 💃🛒🕺 @CommonFencMusic brings us Robertico Arias y Su Alebreke for our free monthly concert series! Kids can make instruments to play along while the adults sip @RaggedIsland beers & eat empanadas 🙌

Breakfast and lunch at the Hope Street Farmers Market in Lippitt Park, 10:00 to 1:00. Last order taken at 12:45. We gotta blast off promptly in order to make it to another event.

from facebook:

16 hours ago

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We're still tapping our toes thinking about last Sunday's in-market concert! Thank you to Robertico Y su Alebreke and Common Fence Music for bringing so much fun to the Schoolyard!

Common Fence Music
It’s a Latin dance party at the @hopeandmain Schoolyard Market! Thanks to @alebreke for getting people moving, and to @cultro_pvd for bringing some delicious Latin food today. #warrenblockparty #summerfun
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5 days ago

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Congratulations to the winner of National Farmers Market Week contest winner Sharon Howell!! You won two tickets to our Twilight Party! Tickets are still available, visit the Community section of our website to grab yours today!

Congratulations to the winner of National Farmers Market Week contest winner Sharon Howell!! You won two tickets to our Twilight Party! Tickets are still available, visit the Community section of our website to grab yours today! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Michael Howell I won ❤️❤️❤️

Lucky duck!

http://www.makefoodyourbusiness.org/twilightparty

5 days ago

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If you're looking for something fresh and fun to do with your staff, clients or club then we encourage you to reach out to MINYMEALS! Chef Pin's military experience combined with her culinary expertise makes her an excellent facilitator for cooking classes and team building events!Another one in the books. Thank you @unfi for trusting in us to host your team building event. You guys were awesome and we had so much fun!! We hope you did too 😎 @ Hope & Main I mean, look at those dishes they created. Presentation was A+ !! I’m so proud 😭 ... See MoreSee Less

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