Your free gift of Nashville Hot Oil!

15 May, 2021: Our highly addictive Nashville Hot Oil is made right here at Clover by the two Chrises (is that how you pluralize Chris?) We infuse safflower oil with lots of spices and dried chile de árbol peppers  (we’re currently getting ours from our friend Ray at Christina’s), then blend it in our big blender (gotta be very careful to keep the lid on so no… Read More

Don’t miss out on CSAs this summer!

14 May, 2021: I think the single best thing you can do for your cooking is to get access to better tasting veggies. That’s Ray of Next Barn Over in Hadley. Those radishes are spicy, sweet, and crisp. They’re one of the first things you’ll see in your CSA. I like to slice them thin and serve them with butter… Read More

Meal boxes are moving to 5 days/week!

11 May, 2021: When we launched Meal Boxes back in June, it was a way for us to re-open after the height of the pandemic. Now it’s turned into a whole business, nestled inside of Clover. And we’re getting busier and busier, with hundreds of you trying out the boxes each week. It’s been truly amazing. And it is all… Read More

From the archives

Liquiteria

2 January, 2009: A certain Juice Guy turned me onto Liquiteria on my last trip to NYC. Now my mind is racing with new juice ideas. Those of you who have been following might have remembered a few older posts where I dropped hints of my big plans for juice. One of my killer recipes is carrot kumquat. Another involves… Read More

Secrets at Clover? Testing, testing, beta beta beta

10 May, 2021: You all know how we value transparency and talking openly about everything we do, even our screw ups. So writing this note feels a bit wrong to me. These aren’t exactly secrets per se, more like a skunkworks that we just haven’t talked much about. This is going to be a long-ish post but I want to… Read More

Clover x Yolélé Foods Chips!

8 May, 2021: Lucia here. My favorite restaurant in NYC is called Teranga. When I went in May 2019 I couldn’t stop talking about it, to everyone. There was this black-eyed-pea salad I dreamed about for days. And an incredible stew I later learned was Poulet Yassa, a classic Senegalese stew made with tons of caramelized onions. On every table: 3 of the best hot sauces I’d… Read More

🔥 New: Nashville Hot Breakfast Sandwich & Hot Fries!

3 May, 2021: We got the above email from Helen (a customer) a few weeks ago and thought, yeah, let’s make this happen! At breakfast, we’re pairing corn mayo with a 6.5-minute egg, Grafton 1-year cheddar, pickle coins, and lots of Nashville hot sauce and tucking everything into a warm pita. At lunch, our PEI potatoes are cut, fried, and topped with Nashville hot… Read More

This holy grail of springtime has been absent at Clover until now

1 May, 2021: The next 200 people to order a meal box for Thursday will be getting a really special gift: ramps. How can I describe the taste of a ramp? A chef I know says: scallion meets barely-roasted garlic clove. My friend, who has a ramp tattoo on her wrist, says: sharp, green, and creamy. I say it’s like a super-concentrated leek, with a saucy story it wants… Read More

From the archives

Operations innovations

3 November, 2008: End of last week we realized that we could prep on the drive to MIT, and take-down on the drive back. You might be wondering why this brilliant operations innovation hasn’t yet resulted in earlier and later service. Don’t worry, it will. Right now we’re dealing with other fun problems like a truck that wont start in… Read More

🌼 The Clover Mother’s Day Gift Guide

29 April, 2021: Lucia, here with a Mother’s Day gift guide. I’ve surveyed my mom friends and gathered up a bunch of the Clover team’s favorite local shops, experiences, and treats. First off, we only have 150 Mother’s Day Meal Boxes still available for delivery and pickup on the Friday and Saturday before Mother’s Day. Chris dreamed up a breakfast in bed, a springtime lunch,… Read More

Announcing Nashville Hot Mushroom Sandwich Kit

27 April, 2021: Do you have what it takes to make, and then consume our Nashville Hot Mushroom Sandwich at home? In response to a 🔥 firestorm of customer requests, we present the Nashville Hot Box: everything you need to whip up 4-5 of our Nashville Hot Mushroom sandwiches at home. We provide the ingredients and instructions. And true to tradition, you decide how much Nashville Hot Oil you can handle. The Nashville… Read More

I don’t want Facebook to watch you eat

26 April, 2021: We’re trying to figure out digital marketing. I keep feeling like I just have to hold my nose. We used a company called Marketerhire (bad name I know, but at least it saves me from explaining what they do!) They connected us with a digital marketing specialist. He’s smart and fun to work with and has the… Read More

The Mother’s Day Box

22 April, 2021: Mother’s Day is May 9! Our newest meal box creates not only one meal, but an entire day of relaxation, starting with breakfast in bed, pausing for a springy lunch, and ending with an extra fancy (but not fussy) Italian dinner. For dessert, local rhubarb appears for the first time, in the form of a rhubarb crisp… Read More

From the archives

First day

29 October, 2008: It’s on. Here’s a picture from our first day. That’s Mike behind me, a student of Rolando’s from Providence. He and a classmate took an entire day off to help us out. It was still crazy, but we got food out the window and learned a ton. At the end of the day we tore the entire… Read More

May The Fourth be with you

20 April, 2021: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…a meal box lands on your home planet. You, a brave cook, open it and find a strange assortment of intergalactic meals…Yoda Pancakes, Blue Milk, Millenium Fal’corn, Bantha Meat Sandwiches, Pita Pizza Planets, Slurpy Soup, and Yoda Soda… May The Fourth Box Your job: choose how to use… Read More