Take Clover home this holiday season

6 December, 2017: A bunch of you have been asking for this, so here it is! We’re making some of our favorite soups, salads, and appetizers (like that butternut squash soup, or our yummy Hungarian cheese spread) and packing them up in larger quantities for you to bring to your holiday table this year. We’ll have 3 pickup dates, during… Read More

Changes coming tomorrow!

6 December, 2017: That’s a Spicy Coconut Lentil soup being built at Clover Burlington the other week. We’re rolling out a few changes to the menu tomorrow. We’re hoping they make you love Clover more! If you stop by, help cheer on the crew. They’re adjusting to a lot of changes (where to put things, what time to prep things.)… Read More

We made a mural with your feedback!

1 December, 2017: Thanks all who are weighing in on the great meatball debate. If you’ve stopped by and had one, chances are, we’ve asked for your thoughts. We gathered up some of the key moments in the Impossible Meat story, and turned our wall at DTX into a mural about serving Impossible Meat. There are some interactive features, where you… Read More

From the archives

Pickles and maple syrup

29 April, 2009: OK everybody. This Sunday will be our pancake and syrup bash. 11am – 1pm at the truck. We’ll be serving up: – Pancakes with Cummington high leaf blueberries – Corn fritters – Pickles – Local maple syrup So what’s with the pickles? For some reason they taste good with maple syrup. It’s sort of a traditional accompaniment.… Read More

Meet farmer Michael Docter tomorrow at CloverDTX

28 November, 2017: Stop by CloverDTX (27 School Street, Boston) tomorrow from 2pm to 3:30pm to meet Michael Docter, farmer at Winter Moon Roots in Hadley. He’ll be bringing samples of the brightest, tastiest root vegetables you’ve ever tried. If you’ve been on the fence about signing up for a CSA this winter, he’ll be able to answer questions, too. Read More

Oats from Maine in-testing at CloverHSQ breakfast

21 November, 2017: We’re a few years into the project of using Clover as an outlet for local grain. We started by buying flour from Maine Grains and baking thousands of pita daily. By the way, if you’ve been upset by the pita from New York, our bread oven is back up and running as of this morning!!! Breakfast is… Read More

Clover video/ photo studio

20 November, 2017: That pop-up thing has had some amazing highs (Grillos, the wonderful FoMu, Union Donuts, and the cash for warhol stand out in my mind). But it takes a ton of management to do well, and I just don’t have somebody to put on it. We’re focused on other things (we’re growing 40% or so right now!) I… Read More

We killed the US supply of Kosher Romano

20 November, 2017: The other day Chris (our VP of Foods) asked me: are we going to keep selling this meatball? I said I didn’t know. He said, you have to decide, we killed the US supply of Romano, and if we want more they’re going to have to start making it for us. We are selling lotsa meatballs… We… Read More

From the archives

Fresh juice

5 December, 2008: There are a few things you don’t know about the master plan. One is fresh juice. Someday juice will be as important as our fries and soups and sandwiches. I’ve listened patiently while many have told me why the juice vision will never work, but I remain entirely convinced it will be very very important. We’re talking… Read More

Broken garlic coming to Clover

20 November, 2017: Ray, farmer at Next Barn Over, has been planting garlic. You can grow garlic too. Separate the head into single cloves. You leave the skin on each clove, and plant it. This won’t work with grocery store garlic, because those are sprayed to stop the clove from sprouting. So find some garlic from a farmer you trust.… Read More

Maria’s Meatballs

15 November, 2017: That’s Martina and her grandfather in Italy. If you can’t make it out, his apron says “Raffaele, King of Pasta!” Martina leads up Food Development at Clover. She told me back home in Italy, every family has their own meatball recipe. You never eat another family’s meatball recipe. You don’t really eat meatballs in restaurants. Nor do… Read More

Sausage Egg and Cheese Sandwich testing 11/15-11/17

14 November, 2017: Justin Kelly helps build our restaurants. The other day he stopped into Clover Kendall to begin a job refinishing our floors. He’s a big fan of the meatball sub. And he tracked down Ayr and said, “When are you guys going to do a sausage egg and cheese?” Which got us to thinking… A few Dunkin sandwiches… Read More

Winter Moon Roots Farmshare Signups Live!

9 November, 2017: When the farmer’s markets shut down, and there are no more tomatoes or corn, is there a way to still eat in season? Introducing the 2017 Winter Moon Roots Farmshare! We’re working with our favorite winter farmer Michael Docter, who farms organic on the most fertile soil in Massachusetts to offer a Winter share for Clover customers, from… Read More

From the archives

Catering

3 April, 2009: We weren’t too far into our Autumn open before we were receiving requests for catering. We weren’t ready then (we had the basic menu to figure out), but now we’re turning that corner. So here Chris and I are prepping for a tasting. Looks like we got the gig, so now we have 5 or 6 (TBD)… Read More

Michael Pollan ate an Impossible Meatball Sandwich at Clover on camera for PBS

8 November, 2017: Tune into PBS Newshour Thursday to learn what Michael Pollan thinks of Clover’s Impossible meatball sandwich! Obviously this was a huge honor for us. Michael wrote In Defense of Food, a book that made me want to work in food. It was an early inspiration for Ayr to start Clover. Michael has been doing research and teaching at… Read More