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

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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

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This truck is vegetable powered

3 September, 2008:   For those interested in the details, here’s a quick summary of how these vegetable oil conversions work. Apparently the diesel engine can run on vegetable oil just fine, so long as it is (A) the right temperature (~150°F), and (B) doesn’t contain water or particles. It seems that (B) has more of an impact on the… Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Order system

5 November, 2008: We thought we’d try a new system to track orders. It didn’t really work. I had to reach across the workspace too often, and the buttons got confused. The idea was to move magnets across the board you see in the picture. We’ll keep trying. Read More

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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

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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

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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

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I didn’t think Clover would work

18 October, 2018: For years I kept this little secret to myself. When I quit my job I didn’t think my idea that became Clover would work. I thought I’d fail. I’d been dreaming about a company that would help meat lovers become vegetable lovers. But I couldn’t find any examples of people who had pulled this off. I didn’t… Read More

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For the side of the truck?

29 August, 2008: What do you think of this for the side of the truck? Comments welcome. Here’s an older one. This image dates to the day after I first thought of the food lab idea: Read More

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Knock Knock Paw Paw

16 October, 2018: The past 3 Sunday evenings I’ve gotten a knock on the door. It’s Paw Paw for Clover! I get bushels of paw paw delivered at my house. I put them in the back of my car and bring them into Clover. And we’ve been sampling them at the restaurants. Look for them today. Paw what? If you… Read More