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.
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
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.
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

5nov - 26nov 55:00 pmnov 26Made By Me Cooking SchoolNovember 4-week Session

21nov5:00 pm- 6:30 pmThanksgiving Pie ClassThanksgiving Pumpkin Pie baking class for your little chef!

29nov6:00 pm- 8:30 pmThe Cup ShowAn exhibition showcasing discovery and self-expression

30nov8:30 am- 5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

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:

30nov8:30 am- 5:00 pmFood Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)Safety first!

Meet a Member

a Hope & Main success story

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for everyone!

The latest from Hope & Main

from twitter:

What a wonderful day! Thank you for always showing local makers so much love, neighbors!! 🤗❤ See you on 11/21 for our mini pre-#Thanksgiving #meetyourmaker @ 4-7pm!

What a wonderful day! Thank you for always showing local makers so much love, neighbors!! 🤗❤ See you on 11/21 for our mini pre-#Thanksgiving #meetyourmaker @ 4-7pm!

It's a beautiful day for a market, isn't it? Looking good, #WarrenRI! See ya 10am-2pm! 😉🍁🍂 #meetyourmaker #Thanksgiving #buylocalri

It's a beautiful day for a market, isn't it? Looking good, #WarrenRI! See ya 10am-2pm! 😉🍁🍂 #meetyourmaker #Thanksgiving #buylocalri

from facebook:

7 days ago

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2 weeks ago

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HUGE Congratulations to Beth Bakes, Sacred Cow The Holy Granola Experience & SanoBe Superfoods for making it to the final round! We are so thrilled to see your businesses on a list full of such worthy contenders. Were rooting for you! 🙌😄

HUGE Congratulations to Beth Bakes, Sacred Cow "The Holy Granola Experience" & SanoBe Superfoods for making it to the final round! We are so thrilled to see your businesses on a list full of such worthy contenders. We're rooting for you! 🙌😄The Votes Are In: Meet the Good Food Awards Finalists of 2019! Inspiring us on Election Day, these 324 food & drink crafters from 40 states embody democratic values and represent the nation's best across 16 categories. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding crafters with a demonstrated commitment to fostering land stewardship, cultivating social good and building outstanding flavor.

View the full list on our website via the link below.

goodfoodfdn.org/awards/finalists
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Comment on Facebook

Congratulations to all and SanoBe Superfoods!!

3 weeks ago

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Tracys Halloween macarons are so creative! These little headstones were one of our favorite items for sale at yesterdays Schoolyard Market.

Tracy's Halloween macarons are so creative! These little headstones were one of our favorite items for sale at yesterday's Schoolyard Market.A little Halloween fun... ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

those are the MOST awesome macarons I've ever seen!!

Becca Santos

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