Eat, drink and shop local during Hope & Main's monthly lineup of specialty food markets. Each lively, food-centric marketplace showcases local companies crafting specialty food products, prepared foods and handcrafted beverages. Taste and tour as you enjoy cooking demonstrations throughout the day, live music and the chance to win door prizes like holiday gift baskets, cooking classes and more.

 

New this year, Hope & Main is offering a holiday “pick-up mini market." Place your order for fresh baked goods and prepared foods then pick up at your convenience. Additional vendors will be on-site to offer last-minute holiday sales, and refreshments will be available. Holiday mini markets are open from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23 and Thursday, December 22.

 

THE SCHEDULE

Meet Your Maker markets are open from 10 AM to 2 PM on the following Sundays:

  • December 18
  • January 15
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 9
  • May 21

 

Unlike similar local markets and events, Meet Your Maker specifically aims to connect the dots of our local “foodieconomy,” demonstrating the importance of understanding where our food comes from. We welcome the community to peek inside Rhode Island’s food manufacturing economy. The relationship between food makers, growers, educators and the consumer is critical to the sustainability of our region. Market-goers can see these relationships in action, meet the makers themselves, and learn what inspires food entrepreneurs to charge ahead with their businesses.

 

Meet Your Maker markets are held at Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren RI, 02885. Parking is available in the Park & Ride lot across Hope & Main on Franklin Street.

 

SHOP HOPE & MAIN PRODUCTS DAILY AT IMAGINE GIFT STORE

For shoppers who miss the Sunday Meet Your Maker indoor markets, a new partnership with Imagine Gift Store at 5 Miller Street in Warren offers extended shopping opportunities. Imagine’s new owners are welcoming dozens of Hope & Main products for sale November 12 - December 31, with tastings available on the weekends. Shop artisanal food products on the third floor during the store’s regular operating hours Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 5 PM.