An apple orchard in every meal box

22 October, 2020: The apple is New England’s fruit. This belongs to us. It’s our heritage. The original Clover truck had a big cardboard box with a little sign saying “take one.” Every fall, we would give away hundreds of apples per day. Apples were our original gift. I wanted everybody to taste a real apple. The apples I love… Read More

Winter Moon Roots CSAs on sale

16 October, 2020: Year 8 of our Winter Moon Roots CSA! This one feels like a particularly important one to support farmers like Michael Docter. Click here to learn everything you need to know. You can get your share for pickup at your nearest Clover or get it delivered to your house. Read More

I love Flour Bakery too

3 October, 2020: Who wants a sticky bun!!! The first 200 customers to order meal boxes right now will get Flour’s famous sticky buns as a little gift tucked into their box. I was a bit intimidated the first time I met Joanne. I knew her through her work. But the closest I’d come to her was seeing her on… Read More

From the archives

“Say-what?”

6 April, 2009: So one of the most frequent questions we hear is one of the most difficult to answer. What is that “BBQ…” and a few tackle “seitan.” So what is it? I don’t feel like my answer is very satisfying. It’s a product made from “vital wheat protein,” sometimes called “wheat gluten.” basically they wash wheat until all… Read More

Sticky Buns for Everyone!

1 October, 2020: Who wants a sticky bun!!! The first 200 customers to order meal boxes right now will get Flour’s famous sticky buns as a little gift tucked into their box. When I was growing up Birthdays were defined by sticky buns. My dad would get them started the night before then wake up early in the morning to… Read More

First light, bagels, burritos and MIT

29 September, 2020: Blue and I developed a little routine last fall. When Surfline says the conditions are right, we wake up really early and get down to Narragansett before first light. That’s when the sun hasn’t yet risen but light is just starting to reflect off the atmosphere. It’s a magical time. We get in the water and surf. We are… Read More

What you want, when you want, where you want

11 September, 2020: When COVID hit I got the chance to step back and look at Clover in some very high-level ways. I realized something in those first few weeks that felt like a bit of a revelation for me.A Clover Meal costs approximately $10 If we take away the ability to choose from a range of options it would… Read More

Sharan is back!

8 September, 2020: As we say every year, a big thank-you to Sharan for coming up with this crowd favorite back when he was an intern in our kitchen. The Sharan is Sharan’s take on an Indochinese dish he grew up eating called Gobi Manchurian. A spicy, peppery, sweet spread, fried cauliflower, Napa cabbage slaw, and puffed rice noodles. You… Read More

From the archives

Modifying the oven

20 November, 2008: This is when you start to regret that the oven was built with heavy gauge stainless steel legs. Uhg. Here I am hacking a few inches off of the legs. Some of you have wondered how everything fits in the truck. The answer is barely. The oven legs had to be cut down 2 inches or it… Read More

First Providence drop

31 August, 2020: On Thursday, Clover Boxes traveled south! We put out the call to Providence, hoping to get about 15 orders, and ended up sending about 40 boxes to Rooms and Works and CIC PVD. Thank you Barry for helping put this together and making everything run smoothly. We’ve been really interested in the idea of doing buying clubs… Read More

Catch up on tomato week episodes

29 August, 2020: Tomatoes are beautiful right now. We did a whole week of tomato recipes on In Ayr’s Kitchen. This picture is from the Canning episode on Thursday. You can watch them all on the Youtube channel or on the website. Read More

First day of Union Square donuts in meal boxes

25 August, 2020: Early this morning we got a delivery of Union Square Donuts to the HUB. All the donuts have gone out at this point, so if you snagged a meal box, let us know what you think of it (and the donuts). If you want to try a meal box and this colorful donut sweetens the deal, you… Read More

Watch Ayr and the kids make gazpacho soup

24 August, 2020: We had a few issues with the Youtube stream, so we’re posting the gazpacho video here too. Sorry if you tried to watch but were unable to. If you’ve never had Gazpacho, it’s a Spanish chilled soup that’s perfect for this time of year. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, zero cooking. We’ve been making it ever since the truck… Read More

From the archives

Coffee station

21 April, 2010: So we’ve graduated from the one-cup-one melitta set-up that got us going. I’ve been thinking about some sort of a coffee station upgrade just as long as I’ve been planning the restaurant. Here you get 2 pictures. We’ve experienced this before. We need something new. We look everywhere. All of the existing solutions are expensive and terrible.… Read More

Chile peppers are in

19 August, 2020: Fruity, mild, spicy, sweet, savory. I didn’t know there were so many types of peppers until I visited Kitchen Garden Farm. If you signed up for a Seasonal Meal Box, you’ll see two surprises: Bulgarian Carrot Peppers (can you guess which ones those are?) and Trinidad Perfume Peppers. Thanks Tim and Caroline for growing these beautiful peppers!!… Read More