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Free cranberry lemonade from King Brussels

11 November, 2019: King Brussels has been busy. Last week he changed all the music to Elvis. This week he’s decreeing that everyone at Clover who uses the Clover App gets a free cranberry lemonade, no purchase necessary! Cranberries from Carver, MA; a little bit of sugar; Clover-squeezed lemons. If you’re on the Clover App, you should see a note from… Read More

Let the bletting begin (year 3!)

8 November, 2019: Chris sent this picture to Ayr & me on Tuesday. Medlars are in the house!! This winter we’ll have medlar jam & the Medlar Sandwich for the 3rd year in a row! The medlars have already arrived because they need to “blet” before we can do anything with them. It’s a weird word I’d never heard of… Read More

Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Mushroom seems like a new sandwich but…

6 November, 2019: It’s actually a take on a sandwich we had on the menu back in 2010. Ayr’s dad used to make a mushroom pâté, baked in a fancy French pastry crust. We made our own version, and called it a mushroom loaf. Back when I ran Sunday prep, before we had our own commissary, I remember making duxelles and… Read More

Why is there Elvis playing in my restaurant?

6 November, 2019: Get it? King of Rock? King of Sandwiches? Enjoy some Elvis while you munch on your (King) Brussels Sprout Sandwich today at lunch. We’ve abandoned our admittedly repetitive playlists (sorry staff and customers that we made you listen to Mr. Postman a million times!) and are testing out a service called RX Music. They can make custom… Read More

Alien invasion

5 November, 2019: The shipment of Paw Paw doesn’t even fit in one picture! Chris just told us 2019 will go down in history as a banner year for paw paw in Massachusetts, which makes us happy because usually it’s a very short-lived treat. If you haven’t gotten a chance to taste this alien-looking (yet entirely local) fruit, get over… Read More

Meet King Brussels

23 October, 2019: Ayr texted us a month or so ago with a crazy idea about King Brussels. I tried to ignore it, but visions of the king started creeping into my dreams and sketchpad. And now here we are. The reason? The Brussels Sprout Sandwich returns tomorrow (it’s secretly here today, if you’re on the app.) The King has… Read More

Homogenized!

28 September, 2019: We’ve been trying to figure out “retail.” We made some kits that you can take home and make Clover stuff. One of them is popovers! If you haven’t had a popover yet, stop by at breakfast. They’re an eggy, flaky pastry that is considered by some to be the “first American pastry.” We’ve been baking them ever… Read More

It’s illegal for farmers to eat food straight from their own fields?!

26 September, 2019: The other day, a farmer told me that it’s now illegal for farmers to eat food straight from the field. It’s a new law. I have no idea why, but I suspect it’s because so many farms are now dangerous. Pesticides stronger than anything we’ve ever used in history, nasty antibiotic resistant bugs that are evolving on… Read More

Free coffee to (not fossil) fuel your climate strike walkout on 9/20

16 September, 2019: Everyone knows Clover was started as a project to address climate change. Ok, nope, that’s a lie. I think very few people know this. Part of that has been intentional. People do not choose where to eat lunch based on their beliefs about the environment. And the link between meat production and climate change is a hard… Read More

Sugar Sand getting more productive every year!

10 September, 2019:   Don’t tell this to your friendly neighborhood Monsanto farmer but I believe that organic soil can feed the world. How do I know this? It has to do with a sandwich that’s launching tomorrow. That’s Ray. If you’ve been following this blog you may know that Ray is our #1 Farmer Crush – well, maybe tied… Read More