Juliet cookbooks in meal boxes!

10 August, 2020: These yummy cookbooks (from our friends at Juliet in Somerville) will be tucked into all Clover Meal Boxes for the next few weeks. The recipes are all about cooking with the changing seasons. If you haven’t browsed the meal box menu in a while, visit the Clover App and be sure to change your location to CloverBOX. Read More

Drinks come to the meal box program

6 August, 2020: Our At Home Meal Box program now has drinks! We intended to launch these a while ago, but we were waiting for these nifty space-saving drink bags to arrive. We made 3 versions (an Iced Coffee Box, a Slightly Sweet Drinks Box, and an Unsweetened Drinks/Tea Box). They’re $35 each and will get you about 12 beverages.… Read More

Surprises inside of boxes

31 July, 2020: Starting tomorrow, all the Clover Meal Boxes will have a little gift from the Mass Farmers Market – $10 to spend on produce. If you get one, head out to a Boston area farmers market (there’s a list in your box of which markets are participating), exchange it for a voucher and let us know what you… Read More

From the archives

River Gods french fries

7 December, 2008: It’s funny, I’ve tested french fries all over the world. My favorite ever were from a street vendor in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I usually avoid the true Belgian fries, if done right they are made in horse fat. But I eat everything else. What’s funny is that I never spent any time with Boston french fries. Looks… Read More

Summer meal boxes are live

24 July, 2020: Since we can’t ask for your feedback in person, we’ve been doing online surveys of those of you who have bought Meal Boxes. One of the things people said in our last customer survey was that they wished the boxes changed more often. I guess we did train you all to expect that as Clover customers :… Read More

Can you help us?

22 July, 2020: Lucia, Ayr, and I were talking recently about older forms of marketing: posters, flyers, mailers, word of mouth. What people now call grassroots. And it made me wonder – we’ve been looking for a couple things lately – can our community provide? So I put out a couple of “calls for help” on social media this week.… Read More

Bridgewater is back at lunch Wednesday 7/15

14 July, 2020: As we ease back into a full menu, we’re bringing back mushroom sandwiches that rotate seasonally. If you’re new to Clover, the Bridgewater has glazed crimini mushrooms, a jalapeño cream cheese, thinly sliced red onions and kale. You can order the Bridgewater starting at 11am tomorrow at Burlington, Central Square, Inman Square, Kendall Square, Harvard Square, Longwood… Read More

A strange kind of grand opening

10 July, 2020: I think I’ve seen every Clover truck or restaurant opening since 2010. In the early days we opened quietly, without fanfare (hello GOV truck). In recent years we’ve secretly hoped for long lines and crowded restaurants. Sometimes those lines were longer than we expected or even prepared for (hello HFI). This time is different. 9 locations are… Read More

From the archives

Wacky bumper sticker

5 November, 2008: Driving to Nuestra I was passed by a car with this bumper sticker. I checked out the website, looks like wacky new age stuff. But it’s interesting to see the message (what we eat has a huge impact on the planet) show up in new places. Read More

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

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

From the archives

Home base

16 April, 2009: This is the “dry storage” behind Clover. There you see organic oats, organic chickpeas, organic sugar, organic flour, organic agave syrup, salt, packaging, equipment, and a bunch of other stuff. We get shipments from unfi every couple of weeks. 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