Curated Grocery Store
Maker to Main, a woman-owned company, is the evolution of the Lettuce Be Local Food Hub (LBL); began in 2012, by connecting, aggregating, and delivering locally grown food to chefs, farm stands, small stores, and breweries as the very first local food hub of Central Massachusetts.
On Friday, February 21, 2020, the Lettuce Be Local Food Hub officially became Maker to Main Market when it softly opened its doors to the public on Main Street in downtown Worcester to make local food accessibly to everyone. The new brick and mortar market would be reminiscent of the “good ol’ days” where people knew their butcher, the milkman, the baker, and florist; collectively building a community surrounded by food, small goods, and each other. The original location on Main Street downtown Worcester, was set to Grand Open on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, with a ceremony and ribbon cutting, commemorating the city’s first downtown locally sourced market since the 1940s. Instead of a celebration, M2M went into survival mode with the state mandated shutdown due to the pandemic and shifted, pivoted, adapted, then changed again and rode numerous hurdles introduced by COVID.
After surviving the pandemic, Maker to Main closed the Main Street location on March 22, 2023 and began the expansion project at 162 Harding Street in the Canal District. Our new home provides the more robust grocery store many of our customers had been asking for. Complete with a full-service deli counter for meats, cheeses and sandwiches, grab and go prepared foods, expanded food selections and of course, parking!
162 Harding Street Worcester, MA 01604 | 508-459-9571
Maker to Main is Worcester’s premier grocer with thousands of ingredients crafted by local makers, brewers and farmers within New England. We are committed to strengthening our regional food system and supporting the community by increasing accessibility for residents and commuters. Inventory changes daily due to the seasonality of locally sourced products from over 165+ farmers and makers.
Our beloved deli counter is part of our newest expansion. Filled with house made specialty foods, slow roasted meats and sliced artisan cheeses the deli will fill your home kitchen with easy meal options. Our weekly specials will provide enticing selections for traditional and adventurous culinary palates.
We're really excited! You're really excited!
All good things take time though; this huge addition to Maker to Main will develop in the future.