The nonprofit food incubator Hope & Main announces its lineup of monthly indoor specialty food markets where the community can eat, drink and shop local in a lively, food-centric marketplace showcasing dozens of local companies crafting specialty food products, prepared foods and handcrafted beverages. Taste and tour through Hope & Main’s facility, catch cooking demonstrations throughout the day, enjoy live music and enter to win door prizes like holiday gift baskets, cooking classes, and more.
New this year, Hope & Main is also offering a holiday “pickup mini market” for those who have placed special orders for fresh baked goods and prepared foods. Shoppers can quickly pick up previously placed orders, and additional vendors will be on-site to offer last-minute holiday sales, and refreshments will be available. Holiday mini markets are open from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and Thursday, December 22.
“For food lovers who want to find a special, uniquely Rhode Island gift or dish to grace their holiday table, we have what you are looking for,” said Lisa Raiola, Hope & Main’s Founder and President. “I love the idea of local, consumable gifts for everyone. The festive atmosphere, delicious samples, and free parking can’t be beat.”
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
- Hope & Main