July 4th grill boxes were a big hit

2 July, 2020: These started out as one of those “hey wouldn’t it be fun…” ideas. But it’s turned out to be a big hit – we completely sold out of our Veggie and Post-Meat Grill Boxes that we made specially for 4th of July weekend! So we’ve decided to add both boxes to the Clover At Home menu full-time… Read More

A new Clover: Part 1 of many

2 July, 2020: I’m going to start writing about some of the nitty gritty of re-opening. I’ll include plans in case anyone is doing the same thing and wants to use our plans. First thing I’ve realized? It’s not re-opening at all. Instead we’re launching something new, shooting from the hip, without good guidance or experience. This is true for… Read More

From the archives

Oh s@#$… unleaded?

30 June, 2010: It started with a phone call. Vincenzo, our fearless leader over at the Dewey truck, was in his second week working with us full time. “Ayr, what kind of fuel does the truck take?” At first I was confused. The Vincenzo added “Unleaded, right?” And something about his tone told me exactly what had happened. “Oh s#@$!… Read More

Do you have a friend who needs a visit from the Clover van?

22 June, 2020: (Update July 2: this contest is now closed – thank you so much to everyone who has nominated a loved one! We will announce and contact winners early next week) As we gear up to re-open our restaurants (3 locations are open starting today!) and expand our meal box program (we’ve had to quadruple our capacity in… Read More

Smiling hard through the mask

18 June, 2020: We were in hibernation, and now everything feels like it is happening at once, with masks on. A summary of major Clover news: The Clover at Home Box program continues to grow. This coming week we are adding a third pick-up/ delivery day. That will make 3 days/ week: Tuesday 6/23, Thursday 6/25, Saturday 6/27If you’ve ordered… Read More

Food For Free

17 June, 2020: We have a big kitchen that just got started up again. We want to use it to make food for people in our community dealing with food insecurity. Stacia did some research and connected with Food For Free, they’re our neighbors at the HUB and have been doing food rescue work since the ’80s. The way we’re… Read More

From the archives

Brussels rising Wednesday 10/22

21 October, 2014: Where will you be when the Brussels Sprout Sandwich rises again? When we put the Brussels Sprout sandwich on the menu last fall, it unleashed Brussels Mania. Everyone dreaded the day it would retreat from the menu, and some people started to do some pretty strange things to prepare. Some ate two or three in a day.… Read More

Clover getting ready to re-open

22 May, 2020: We’re not going anywhere. But there are a lot of things that will have to change to make that statement fact. I thought I’d share with you all what I see in our future, and how it will impact the full community that has allowed Clover Food Lab to exist, our customers, our employees, our suppliers, our… Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen – new website!!

4 May, 2020: Can’t believe it’s already been almost a full month of Ayr’s Youtube cooking show. When we started we honestly weren’t sure how much interest there would be. But the support has been amazing!! A ton of folks are tuning in regularly, and we’re getting tagged in a lot of photos of your at-home cooking creations (check out… Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 23-26

27 April, 2020: Challenge: how many local ingredients can you incorporate into this week’s recipes? Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along. All of Ayr’s previous episodes are available on his Youtube channel – you can also find a list… Read More

From the archives

Moffat oven

16 October, 2008: We’re thinking about adding a full convection oven to the truck. We’d use it for warming food, and perhaps for baking in the morning when we add breakfast to the menu. In NYC today we found a great option. The Moffat oven. Burns propane (hard to find and a must for us), is very energy efficient at… Read More

Local vendors & growers you can support right now

22 April, 2020: For some of us (me included) our pantries need restocking right about now. So if you’re looking to restock AND support local businesses while you’re at it, read on for a few of our recommendations! PANTRY Plimoth Grist Mill – Kim makes incredible stone-ground corn meal, sampe, locally-grown popcorn, and more (we use their cornmeal for our… Read More