Let the bletting begin!

7 December, 2018: Last year I learned of this medieval fruit called a Medlar. Yeah. I’d never ever even heard that word before. Then I was introduced to another new word: blet. It’s a verb. You blet something. Isn’t that so Medieval sounding!!! Shakespeare wrote about them, Chaucer did too, so did Cervantes. They have a wild flavor, and were… Read More

Eat like an insider: Sam

6 December, 2018: We have a little feature on the Clover Order Ahead App called “Eat Like an Insider.” It was an idea we had back when we were first playing with app design. The goal would be that users of the app might try some items and discover things they love. We thought a good path would be to… Read More

This is Laura and Fab. I want them to make more $

5 December, 2018: I hate tipping. I’ve learned a lot about it over the past 5 years or so. It has racist origins post-civil war history, it amplifies our societies worst qualities including agism/ sexism/ racism, it creates culture divide in restaurants between front of house and back of house, and it’s a lousy way to motivate people. There are… Read More

From the archives

The Mediterranean station moves to the North Pole

11 February, 2010: Some of you might not know that we clean the truck every night. Cleaning the truck is a process. It’s one of the first things you learn when you start working here, and it’s actually pretty fun, if you enjoy solitude and blasting Top 40 on the radio (like I do). Everything comes out. Every surface (counters,… Read More

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

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

From the archives

Soup stocks

15 October, 2008: Rolando had this idea: we should have fresh stocks steaming away at the restaurant. I wasn’t sure. First, I wasn’t sold on the whole soup idea. I was still wed to the “fresh” qualities of my “non-lettuce” salads (still need a better name). But I’ve been wondering how on earth we will sell salads in the winter.… 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

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

From the archives

Antony

23 June, 2010: This is Antony. He was our last dinner customer of the night last night. And as far as I know, he is our most shining example of a successful pre-order. Nearly every day, Antony comes by for breakfast, and while he’s at the truck, he pre-pays for his lunch order – one chickpea fritter and rosemary fries.… 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