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

It ends and begins tonight

30 March, 2016: Tomorrow is the day that Harvard told us we needed to be out of 7 Holyoke Street. A Crimson reporter asked me how I was feeling. I’m feeling a little bit sad. There’s  party going on here right now. Ben from Jack’s Abby is here pouring beer in the same spot that we launched his beer 4… 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

Clover falafel

20 October, 2008: Rolando is awesome. We’ve been working with falafel recipes. And while nothing we’re making is particularly traditional (neither of us is bound to the middle eastern tradition), the results are just absolutely delicious. Rolando has pulled together something that is light and crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. It’s totally gluten free and has no baking soda. Just… 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

Ayr and Mark walk into a Wendy’s

9 September, 2010: Rolando thought this was really funny. I met one of our newest employees when we were both at Wendy’s. It is pretty funny. Those of you who have been reading know that we hold our manager meetings at fast food joints. As for Mark, I think he was just hungry. Welcome aboard Mark, looking forward to feeding… 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