Future food at Food Dev, Tuesday 6/13, 3pm

12 June, 2017: There are 2 or 3 more spots in tomorrow’s Food Development Meeting. Chris and Martina have been working hard. Come taste: -Our new silky hummus (the main component of our those hummus bowls you may have heard us talking about) -A silky black bean bowl made with Western MA black beans -A purple barley salad with barley hand-delivered by lentil farmer… Read More

Lindentree Farm Shares at Clover Burlington!

7 June, 2017: We have an awesome addition to the CSA program. Lindentree Farm is going to be dropping shares at Clover Burlington this summer. This is the CSA that started our whole program. It’s the share our CEO, Ayr, eats with his family. All organic, all beautiful. Delivered to the same place you get your chickpea fritter sandwich. Ask… Read More

Free tasting TONIGHT: real ginger beer, with the brewers

7 June, 2017: Stop by CloverHFI (Central Square) and CloverKND (Kendall Square) tomorrow at 5pm to meet the founders of Farmer Willie’s ginger beer. Unlike most ginger beers, this is made with real ginger. It’s on tap as part of our newly-launched beer program at our 24-hour restaurant in Central Square. Nico and Max, the brewers, will each be at… Read More

Meet the daughter of the godfather: coffee tasting, CloverLMA, June 8, 3pm

5 June, 2017: As a toddler, Jenny reached for coffee instead of juice. Now she travels the world, supporting the farmers who grow the best tasting coffee beans. Meet Jenny Howell, Director of Sourcing for George Howell Coffee Co this Thursday! Tasting is free and open to all. Cider donuts and coffee will be available for purchase. Reserve yours (or… Read More

Play the survey game today

2 June, 2017: Hi all, if you were handed a card today at Clover, click here to fill out the survey. First off, thank you so much for helping us improve. Secondly, there is a new prize structure! When you complete the survey you’ll be given a coupon for you to bring a new friend to Clover and enjoy a meal, snack… Read More

The only item on our menu that requires a wetsuit to harvest

31 May, 2017: This is Andrea. With a thick wetsuit and a knife, she harvests the Dulse we’ve been frying up for our Maine Tomato Sandwich. She swims with the seaweed for 3 hours at a time. Then it’s so cold that she comes back in. Seaweed was once a major protein source for New Englanders. Bring it back by trying… Read More

Farmer visit: David Oien, CloverHSQ, 5/26 at lunch

25 May, 2017: In the 1970’s David Oien’s family was told to grow soy and corn and wheat by the Nixon dept. of agriculture. He said “I’m going to grow lentils instead.” Back then this was a revolutionary act. Lentils make their own fertilizer, so farmers don’t have to spray. They are incredible cover crops, so they actually revitalize the… Read More

From the archives

Return to McKinsey Boston Office

14 September, 2013: I was invited back to the McKinsey Boston Office, where I used to work, to talk about Clover. I don’t think I’d been in that office since I left. And given that McKinsey Boston is moving to new digs in a few months, I’m lucky I had a chance to go back. And of course, the best… Read More

CloverHSC (Harvard Science Center)

24 May, 2017: A new Clover. Technically this is number 11. And it’s exhilarating. I stepped back after ordering the first coffee (I was the first customer). Lynn (who has been the General Manager of our restaurant in Harvard Square for a few years now) is running the show and her team is amazing. Harvard is renovating the Science Center. The… Read More

From the archives

Pop-up space now booking

19 May, 2017: We’re booking out the Clover pop-up space at Clover Financial District (160 Federal St) and CloverHUB (1075 Cambridge St) Do you have an idea you want to test on real customers? A product you want to sell? We want to help you make it real by offering you a tiny space with big visibility. Previous tenants have included… Read More

From the archives

Garlic Mustard Grim Reaper

16 May, 2017: This kindly woman (whose name I forget) may hold the record for pulling the most garlic mustard of anyone in New England. This time of year, garlic mustard appears on roadsides, in backyards, and most dangerously, on farms. It was brought here as a culinary herb, but has quickly became an invasive species. Trees normally communicate beneath the soil, and… Read More

From the archives

Coffee pricing experiment didn’t work

8 May, 2017: For the past month or so we’ve trailed our Monte Carlos coffee at a lower price point ($2.80 vs. $3.28). We were hoping that lower price point would encourage trial, improve coffee sales, and improve breakfast sales. Good news is that sales went up for coffee and breakfast. But they went up at ALL locations, those with… Read More

From the archives

Clover, April 1

1 April, 2009: OK, so nobody ordered the Sausage, steak, ham, chicken sandwich. Thought we’d get at least one order : ) A little bit funny? Hope everyone had a great April 1st. The board is getting a bit smudgy, but it’s sort of pretty hunh? Figure it’s time for a new coat of paint, one of these weekends… Read More

From the archives

Backyard Farms Tomato Tasting: 5/12, 11am-2pm at CloverLMA

7 May, 2017: Join us Friday to meet the folks responsible for these Backyard Farms tomatoes and taste them in our newest seasonal sandwich (the Maine Winter Tomato!) Backyard Farms tomatoes grow high in the sky in a greenhouse the size of a football field in Maine. They don’t need dirt to grow, they’re magic, and they’re farmed by individual farmers. The… Read More