Team outings are back!

20 July, 2019: It was 2:30pm on a Monday. I was sitting on a boat next to Stacia and Jasper. We were all putting on sunscreen. I had a frisbee in my bag, not a laptop. I was NOT in a Clover restaurant. None of us (us = most of our general managers, kitchen managers, and corporate staff) were in… Read More

“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

From the archives

Giant blower fan disaster

22 August, 2008: Uggg. So I went to pick the truck up today after leaving it for the week to have a hood installed. You know, those big stainless steel things that restaurants have above cooking areas. Turns out they are very expensive, but required by code, even for our little truck. So this is what disaster looks like. The… 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

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

From the archives

Joints

3 October, 2008: Thought I might prototype the joint. This took me about 10 minutes over at MIT. John, Jinhee and I were expecting Phil to take this on, he’d told us such. But after 3 weeks of waiting I decided to do it myself. Functional, I’m not totally happy with the lateral strength, but it works, is fast, and… 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

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

From the archives

A customer, a farmer, and an employee walk into a field of brussels sprouts…

7 November, 2017: Those hands belong to Rob (GM of CloverBUR, for some reason he doesn’t like getting his photo taken). The Brussels Sprout Sandwich is launching this Thursday (Wednesday if you have the Clover App 😉) Brussels season is always bittersweet, every day you have the sandwich, you know it’s leaving soon. Massachusetts is not a huge grower of brussels.… 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