A mallet is absolutely a kitchen tool

4 December, 2018: Believe it or not that Hubbard Squash is one of the smaller specimens. No joke. We’re testing a new snack at CloverLMA made from this beast of the squash world. Get it now (CloverLMA only). Hubbard Squash is one of those things I’d heard of by name but for a long time I didn’t really know what… Read More

You’ve been eating organic…

3 December, 2018: I’m going to be writing a lot about wheat over the coming weeks. To kick that off I want to let you know that all of the pita at Clover is being made with organic wheat and has been for the past few weeks. I learned a few months ago that conventional wheat is loaded with glyphosate… Read More

Grafton smoked cheddar

3 December, 2018: If you had the Delicata Squash Breakfast Sandwich on Friday, or the Brussels Sprout Sandwich or Platter you may have tasted cheddar we house smoked. We’ve been buying Grafton Cheddar since the start of Clover. I grew up in Massachusetts but right on the VT border and I’ve loved sharp cheddar as long as I can remember.… Read More

From the archives

Hicka-what?

22 January, 2011: The latest seasonal sandwich is the Sweet Potato. This is a revised version of a sandwich we first tried last year. Middle of the winter is a great time for tubers (potatoes and stuff that hold over the winter), and for produce from other parts of the world. Rolando makes this with a cilantro soy spread, roasted… Read More

Winter CSAs SOLD OUT! 50k heading to local farms

30 November, 2018: WOW. The response this year was insane. Michael Docter (pictured above) texted me: “What kind of drugs did you promise I’d be putting in these shares?!!!” No drugs needed, your bright and delicious roots are addictive enough! For those of you who managed to get a spot, pickups start Monday. Please share what you’re cooking. If you… Read More

Crash Brew better than Cold Brew

26 November, 2018: It snowed early. And then it got very very cold. And Boston says: give me an iced. The first winter we operated our food truck I was shocked how many people ordered iced coffee off a truck in freezing temperatures. This is Boston. We love our iced coffee. And honestly getting iced coffee right has been one… Read More

Where did you get that?

17 November, 2018: I got a call from another restauranteur the other day asking if our coffee racks were custom, who designed them, and whether I could share the contact of the builder. Yikes! I’m always wishing Clover inspires. It’s pretty exciting when we see bits of Clover in other restaurants. Especially when those changes (e.g., sourcing the eggs we… Read More

Does tofu belong on our menu?

13 November, 2018: We want to help meat lovers become vegetable lovers. Tofu isn’t the best way to do that. At least that’s what we’ve found in the past. We had a few failed tofu items on the menu. I like tofu. I grew up with it. But for many it’s just a 3rd rail. We’ve tried it in spreads… Read More

From the archives

Vincenzo rocking the lists

26 July, 2010: Vincenzo is our new listman. I think he’s going to write about this soon in more detail. You wouldn’t believe how different it is to operate 2 trucks vs. 1. Wouldn’t seem that different, but it is. Add to that the growth of both trucks, and we’re talking about a 4-fold increase in customers served this July… Read More

Sign up today, eat better tomorrow.

13 November, 2018: We’re super excited to announce that Winter CSAs are back for the 6th year in a row. This CSA (or farmshare) is grown by the Godfather of farming in Western Mass, the king of organics, who harvests roots right before the first frost, right when they’re sweetest, and stores them in a beautiful barn before sending them… Read More

Survey Day: Thursday 11/8/18

8 November, 2018: 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!! Don’t forget to save the end-of-survey page to redeem for your thank-you treat from us. Click here for the Customer Survey November 2018 We’ll be closing this survey at the… Read More

10th Birthday – oh wow

29 October, 2018: I’m not too proud to admit I feel burnt. It feels sort of like post-exams from when I was in school, sort of like post-race or game. Physical and mental. And I think everybody who worked at Clover today is feeling this way. But I’m the one responsible for what was a pretty rough day. A few… Read More

2008 prices on the Clover app today

29 October, 2018: Travel back in time with us to 2008. We’re rolling back prices to celebrate 10 years. Come by. Be sure you have the app downloaded, that’s where all the vintage prices will be living! Happy birthday Clover! Read More

From the archives

First day pictures

11 November, 2010: Finally digging myself out. Here we are, almost 2 weeks later, and I’m finally posting on the first day. The cop? He was our first customer at the new store. (Aside: I think I accidentally offended our LL when he asked to be the first customer and I told him he should arrive early if he wanted… Read More

Blue eats L’As Du Fallafel

23 October, 2018: October 2005 I ate at L’As Du Fallafel. I didn’t know it at the time but this experience became the prototype for Clover’s most successful sandwich. This past weekend I took a trip to Paris with my father and my son (Blue, above). We’re approaching Clover’s 10th birthday (10/29/18) and I thought it would be fun to… Read More