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
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.
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.


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

25apr12:00 pm3:00 pmThe Tabletop Show: A Buyers MarketplaceA one-of-a-kind trade show

29apr5:00 pm6:30 pm4-Week Session

02may3:00 pm6:00 pmLearn the new Produce Safety Rule (PSR)Learn the national science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, & holding of fruits & vegetables grown for human consumption

19may10:00 am2:00 pmMeet Your MakerEat, drink & shop local at our indoor maker showcase and marketplace!

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:

25apr12:00 pm3:00 pmThe Tabletop Show: A Buyers MarketplaceA one-of-a-kind trade show

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

Rose Mary’s Pralines

Drawing upon his grandmother’s 100 year-old recipe, Greg Mundy founded Rose Mary’s Pralines as a way of bringing a southern delicacy beyond New Orleans. Greg makes his pecan pralines in small batches, bringing the ingredients together using copper-bottom pots, and then pours the confection onto marble slabs to [...]

or take a workshop

for everyone!

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Tune in at 9am, food fans! Chef Mark will be cooking up a springtime risotto recipe on The Rhode Show! 😋Image attachment

Tune in at 9am, food fans! Chef Mark will be cooking up a springtime risotto recipe on The Rhode Show! 😋Check us out tomorrow on The Rhode Show starting at 9am! We will be making Seared scallops over spring vegetable risotto.🥕🥒🍚 ... See MoreSee Less

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