“Boba” at Clover

11 July, 2019: We’re testing drinks sealed in the style of boba tea. Credit for this idea comes from Xian Famous Foods in NYC, who make and seal their drinks this way. We’ve always thought it looked really slick. Earlier this year, we found we were wasting tons of plastic using bottles. Chris hunted down a sealer and some post-consumer-recycled… Read More

Cottage what?

11 July, 2019: Most people think of cottage cheese in a certain way. Usually that way is…not good. Luke, a farmer from Brookford Farm, came to Food Dev with cottage cheese that he makes on his farm in New Hampshire. Cottage cheese is curds and whey, and when it’s made with good fresh milk, it can be absolutely delicious. Luke… Read More

Learning about PR (warning long post!)

10 July, 2019: Hi! I’m Jane. Some of you might remember me from when I was taking customer orders and pouring coffee at Clover DTX 🙂 Now I manage the marketing department. I got a concussion a few weeks ago playing frisbee (I’m okay now!) and had to limit my screen time. I wrote out this entire blog post with pen… Read More

From the archives

Logo sketches

16 November, 2008: We’re still working on the logo. At this point I’m just really eager to order some cups for the coffee, and can’t get that done until this is figured out. Good news is that I think I’m getting a clear sense of where it needs to end up. Now I just need to find someone to help… Read More

Kale Crown

7 July, 2019: Most greens that you get in the grocery store were harvested weeks ago. One of the things we love about working direct with farmers is that we can get you produce that was harvested a day, a few days, or even a few hours ago. Yuka, Rob and I went to Next Barn Over and Kitchen Garden… Read More

Platters 2.0 live at CloverKND

12 June, 2019: We’re testing new platters at CloverKND. Reception has been extremely positive. Maybe better than what we saw with the original meatball test. This photo is from the customer feedback wall at Kendall. It’s been super positive so far. And I love how the customer at Kendall Square are taking the opportunity to give us feedback on other… Read More

Rhubarb Pie for grandma

11 June, 2019: Rhubarb is back. As many of you know I grew up with rhubarb and love love love it. It feels like childhood to me. My Grandmother is at the end of her life right now. She’s 101 years old. She and my mom are responsible for my love of pie. They taught me how to make pie.… Read More

Survey Day: 6/6/19 (closed)

6 June, 2019: (This survey is now closed – we hold these surveys about once a month, so if you’re lucky you’ll come to Clover during a future survey day!) If you received a survey card in line today, please click on this post to get to the survey link. A huge thanks for helping us improve!! Click here for… Read More

From the archives

Day 2

30 October, 2008: Second day at the truck. Far from perfect, but much much smoother. The bread still isn’t right, but we’re thrilled with the number of repeat customers. Numbers have doubled from yesterday. Feedback is great. We’re seeing what people like and don’t like. It’s great. On one hand things are crazy, we’re pulling 20 hour days and still… Read More

Deadline to sign up for a farmshare is June 10

4 June, 2019: This spring has been a rainy one for farmers in our region (some are saying it was one of the rainiest on record!), but it looks like summer is shaping up to be beautiful. Don’t miss out on a box of veggies straight from a local farm, delivered to your nearest Clover. The deadline to sign up… Read More

A tomato farm that might actually make you happy about the state of the world

31 May, 2019: You might not know this but we were this close to taking tomatoes off the menu entirely for 9 months out of the year. First our beloved Backyard Farms (which inspired the late, great Maine Tomato Sandwich) changed the way they grow tomatoes, making their price unjustifiable. Then all the tomatoes from Mexico and Canada were flavorless… Read More

A customer made us vegan mayo!

30 May, 2019: Some of you might have noticed our post about the Just Mayo being out of the supply chain. We’re bummed about it and hoping it’s back at the end of the month. Paul, a customer at DTX, decided to do something about it. He came to Food Dev and shared his own recipe for vegan mayo. It… Read More

From the archives

You’ve been eating local…

17 September, 2014: That’s Danya and Matt of Queen’s Greens Farm in North Amherst. They’re the ones responsible for the beautiful red leaf lettuce you might have had this summer, and for the beets we’re featuring now in the Hungarian beet sandwich. It’s been our best summer yet in terms of percentage of the menu that’s sourced from this region.… Read More

Coffee from a father, coffee from a son

30 May, 2019: Remember the Ivan Molano coffee from Tandem? It turns out Ivan’s son, Jhon, is making coffee too. They grow coffee on the same land in Colombia. Has anyone tried one? Both? Who did it better, father or son? Read More