Posts tagged Cleaning

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What is composting?

9 June, 2016: OK, I’m in a better mood today. But still posting pictures of trash. Sorry, we’ll get back to edible food soon. But I think part of this effort is sharing the raw reality of building a business, and I think this topic is super important to share with everybody. So many folks have been reaching out regarding… Read More

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HSQ2 and another surprise

10 February, 2016: CloverHSQ is going to close. I’ve known that since April 2015 and haven’t been able to tell folks. I’m sorry. I was sworn to secrecy. It’s been scary, and sad, and scary. But with death comes life. We’re going to be opening what we’re referring to as “HSQ2.” And it’s very very close to the current location. We’ll… Read More

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Clover Kosher Update

22 July, 2015: We’ve done few things in Clover’s history that have generated as much excitement as our recent move to Kosher certification. Last week we invited you to see BLV, HSQ, and KND get Kashered. Soon we’ll have open Kashering of HFI and BUR. And then we’ll be 100% Kosher. It’s really exciting for us. Let’s call this post… Read More

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Clover Clean

21 July, 2015: This is a message I shared with our employees the other day. I think it’s really important to our company and thought I would share it with all of you wholesale. This is the first step in a journey we’re going to take together as a company over the coming year. It’s the culmination of ideas I’ve been… Read More

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This is what Kashering looks like

23 June, 2015: I’m not Jewish. I was raised going to a small New England brick congregationalist church a couple of towns over from where I grew up. But I’ve wanted Clover to be Kosher for a long time. I had a colleague at McKinsey who kept fairly strict Kosher, and I was shocked what a nightmare it was for her to… Read More

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If it freezes, that’s okay

8 March, 2015: Sara is working on a series of cleaning videos for employees. The goal is to get everyone to work to the same standard across different Clover locations. We’re starting with mopping, stainless steel cleaning, bathroom cleaning, and window cleaning. Sara is probably the most optimistic person at Clover, a characteristic you can see when our freezing Boston winter… Read More

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Tracy, Jacquelynn, and Kim, 6am

3 June, 2014: OK, so it was more like 6:30am. I entered Clover HSQ and these 3 were all gathered around the handsink smiling. It was a really nice way for me to start the day. It was such a simple but genuine moment I wanted to capture it with my camera. Tracy (middle) is the manager of Harvard Square.… Read More

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Tasting spoons from last week’s Food Development Meeting

28 May, 2014: That’s sort of crazy, right? Those of you who have been reading for a long time know I’m not shy about taking pictures of trash and posting them. I think waste is fascinating. But in this case the story isn’t about where those tasting spoons are going but rather where they’ve been. We taste a lot at… Read More

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John dons a tyvek suit to collect samples

17 July, 2013: John’s our Director of Finance and Control. The suits he wears aren’t normally white. He’s been doing an awesome job over the past few days helping the inspectors and public health officials from the state move the investigation forward. Right now we’re waiting for lots and lots of samples to come back. We’ve gone through potential vectors… Read More

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Closing checklist

11 April, 2013: The first time I closed the truck, Leah asked me what I wanted to listen to on the radio while I cleaned. I said, tentatively, Emerson Radio? She said, you’re gonna want to listen to 107.9 Kiss FM. It was the most intense workout I’d ever done. And the reggae/folk that Emerson played at night wasn’t going… Read More