Posts tagged Environmental

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Aleppo is back!

27 May, 2014: I wrote a post the other day about us being unable to acquire Aleppo pepper due to the conflict in Syria. Sadly I’m not announcing peace. But we did find a supplier with a year or two supply of Aleppo, the real stuff. He just has a couple of palettes in his warehouse that he bought and… Read More

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Cool barrel from basement of soon to be Clover HFI

22 May, 2014: This building was built in 1897 and as we’re working through demo etc. we’re uncovering all sorts of old treasures. Yesterday we saw a large wooden step ladder. The contractor said those ladders haven’t been legal for a long time. And then I saw this Amway tank. I tried to look up this company. Apparently they are… Read More

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WFM Project: re-usable packaging

8 May, 2014: If you know me you probably know I’m fascinated by trash. It’s this enormous tangible measure of our efficiency as a society and we’re brilliant at completely hiding it from everybody. I knew nothing about the waste generated behind the scenes when I quit my job to start Clover. Packaging that is handed to you is easier… Read More

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The only reason we’re able to serve tomatoes all year

2 May, 2014: Can you see the end of that tunnel? I couldn’t. I mean, this greenhouse went so far into the distance I couldn’t see where it ended. 44 acres under greenhouse. 2 buildings. No kidding. Clover has been buying from Backyard Farms for years. If it weren’t for these magical tomatoes from Maine we wouldn’t be serving the… Read More

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Sign up for your farm share TODAY

30 April, 2014: So I know you’re all hating this weather. And you might think we hate it too. While I admit I’d rather it were warm, since early Clover days I’ve found nothing more satisfying than a line of hungry customers standing in the rain and the cold (and today we have both). You’ve got to really love what… Read More

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Spring Dug 2014

12 April, 2014: We’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting. I first learned about Spring Dug Parsnips the second year of Clover, back in 2009. They’re a little known item, farmed by only a few. Most Parsnips are harvested in the fall, and they’re parsnip-y. Like big white carrots that taste a bit like Rutabaga. Unlike their root vegetable cousins… Read More

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Brookline Mezze Experiment

19 March, 2014: We’re trying to figure out what Clover would look like inside of Whole Foods. Our friends there approached us early last summer to consider partnering on some exciting ideas. You may remember we hired IDEO a month or so ago to help with packaging. Now we’re tackling the customer experience. And we’re Clover, so that means asking… Read More

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BRUSSELS SANDWICH LEAVING

8 March, 2014: Lucia is going to have a heart palpitation when she reads that heading. I’m not saying that in an exaggerated way meaning she is going to feel scared. I mean she’s actually going to have a physical reaction. I’m wondering if there’s anything I’ve done at Clover that’s made people more happy than that sandwich. It was… Read More

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DC NEW DEVELOPMENT

8 March, 2014:   I wrote a post about the Newsome building on H St. NW the other day that was picked up by PoPville and others and the resulting comments have been amazingly helpful. Thanks everybody. So I reached out to Dan (Prince of Petworth) to ask if we could post regularly on PoPville during the course of our… Read More

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DC real estate #2

26 February, 2014: I put up a post discussing some of the decisions we’re facing for DC the other day. It was awesome. Why? #1, I’ve never talked here about real estate because I was afraid I’d piss off landlords (who are sensitive about a lot of stuff I’ve learned). So it was really liberating to speak honestly about one… Read More