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.
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.
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
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.
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

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:

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Most everyone can think of one person that had the most influence over the way we eat.

Of all Hope & Main members, more than 20% are named after a family member (or pet) or pay homage to a certain culture or ethnicity. Everyone does it their own way and it’s not always obvious, but how we interact with others through food is often telling of our culture and family dynamics. We are fascinated by this, and thankfully are in a unique position to ask “why?” and “how?” to two entrepreneurs who’ve done it tastefully and successfully.

In this episode we had a conversation with Schantel Neal (Maxine Baked) and Michelle Cheng (Ceremony PVD, Leafy Green Tea) about their upbringing, inspiration and outlooks - all as related to food. We wanted to know more about the people and places behind the inspiration for their brands, and what it took to translate those ideas into profitable businesses. 

Creating a business inspired by heritage foods requires bold moves on the part of the creator (and customers) - but our world is better off with a diversity of choices.

🎧 Listen here: http://www.makefoodyourbusiness.org/podcast or on Spotify 🎧

📸 & 🎛: Tim Crowley Films

Most everyone can think of one person that had the most influence over the way we eat.

Of all Hope & Main members, more than 20% are named after a family member (or pet) or pay homage to a certain culture or ethnicity. Everyone does it their own way and it’s not always obvious, but how we interact with others through food is often telling of our culture and family dynamics. We are fascinated by this, and thankfully are in a unique position to ask “why?” and “how?” to two entrepreneurs who’ve done it tastefully and successfully.

In this episode we had a conversation with Schantel Neal (Maxine Baked) and Michelle Cheng (Ceremony PVD, Leafy Green Tea) about their upbringing, inspiration and outlooks - all as related to food. We wanted to know more about the people and places behind the inspiration for their brands, and what it took to translate those ideas into profitable businesses.

Creating a business inspired by heritage foods requires bold moves on the part of the creator (and customers) - but our world is better off with a diversity of choices.

🎧 Listen here: www.makefoodyourbusiness.org/podcast or on Spotify 🎧

📸 & 🎛: Tim Crowley Films
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Our summer market season starts Wednesday, June 16 @ 4-7pm! WE CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU! http://www.hopeandmain.org/markets

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