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Nashville Hot Oil gift this week

15 May, 2021: The Nashville Hot Sandwich is only around for a couple more weeks, so we're making the most of this limited time and putting our highly addictive Nashville Hot Oil on everything at the restaurants (even breakfast sandwiches and fries!) If you order in time for this free gift, you can put it on everything at your house too. We infuse safflower oil with lots… Read More

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Don’t miss out on CSAs this summer!

14 May, 2021: I think the single best thing you can do for your cooking is to get access to better tasting veggies. That's Ray of Next Barn Over in Hadley. Those radishes are spicy, sweet, and crisp. They're one of the first things you'll see in your CSA. I like to slice them thin and serve them with butter… Read More

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Meal boxes are moving to 5 days/week!

11 May, 2021: When we launched Meal Boxes back in June, it was a way for us to re-open after the height of the pandemic. Now it's turned into a whole business, nestled inside of Clover. And we're getting busier and busier, with hundreds of you trying out the boxes each week. It's been truly amazing. And it is all… Read More

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Earth Day Fiasco

23 April, 2009: OK, I know you're all wondering what the deal with the cops was, and what those notes were the other day. So here's the short version of the story: - MIT asked us to park at the Stata for Earth Day - I got the day wrong, I didn't realize that at MIT "Earth Day" is the… Read More

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Secrets at Clover? Testing, testing, beta beta beta

10 May, 2021: You all know how we value transparency and talking openly about everything we do, even our screw ups. So writing this note feels a bit wrong to me. These aren't exactly secrets per se, more like a skunkworks that we just haven't talked much about. This is going to be a long-ish post but I want to… Read More

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Clover x Yolélé Foods Chips!

8 May, 2021: Lucia here. My favorite restaurant in NYC is called Teranga. When I went in May 2019 I couldn't stop talking about it, to everyone. There was this black-eyed-pea salad I dreamed about for days. And an incredible stew I later learned was Poulet Yassa, a classic Senegalese stew made with tons of caramelized onions. On every table: 3 of the best hot sauces I'd… Read More

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🔥 New: Nashville Hot Breakfast Sandwich & Hot Fries!

3 May, 2021: We got the above email from Helen (a customer) a few weeks ago and thought, yeah, let's make this happen! At breakfast, we're pairing corn mayo with a 6.5-minute egg, Grafton 1-year cheddar, pickle coins, and lots of Nashville hot sauce and tucking everything into a warm pita. At lunch, our PEI potatoes are cut, fried, and topped with Nashville hot… Read More

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This holy grail of springtime has been absent at Clover until now

1 May, 2021: The next 200 people to order a meal box for Thursday will be getting a really special gift: ramps. How can I describe the taste of a ramp? A chef I know says: scallion meets barely-roasted garlic clove. My friend, who has a ramp tattoo on her wrist, says: sharp, green, and creamy. I say it's like a super-concentrated leek, with a saucy story it wants… Read More

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Giant blower fan disaster

22 August, 2008: Uggg. So I went to pick the truck up today after leaving it for the week to have a hood installed. You know, those big stainless steel things that restaurants have above cooking areas. Turns out they are very expensive, but required by code, even for our little truck. So this is what disaster looks like. The… Read More

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🌼 The Clover Mother’s Day Gift Guide

29 April, 2021: Lucia, here with a Mother's Day gift guide. I've surveyed my mom friends and gathered up a bunch of the Clover team's favorite local shops, experiences, and treats. First off, we only have 150 Mother's Day Meal Boxes still available for delivery and pickup on the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day. Chris dreamed up a breakfast in bed, a springtime lunch,… Read More

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Announcing Nashville Hot Mushroom Sandwich Kit

27 April, 2021: Do you have what it takes to make, and then consume our Nashville Hot Mushroom Sandwich at home? In response to a 🔥 firestorm of customer requests, we present the Nashville Hot Box: everything you need to whip up 4-5 of our Nashville Hot Mushroom sandwiches at home. We provide the ingredients and instructions. And true to tradition, you decide how much Nashville Hot Oil you can handle. The Nashville… Read More

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I don’t want Facebook to watch you eat

26 April, 2021: We're trying to figure out digital marketing. I keep feeling like I just have to hold my nose. We used a company called Marketerhire (bad name I know, but at least it saves me from explaining what they do!) They connected us with a digital marketing specialist. He's smart and fun to work with and has the… Read More

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The Mother’s Day Box

22 April, 2021: Mother's Day is May 9! Our newest meal box creates not only one meal, but an entire day of relaxation, starting with breakfast in bed, pausing for a springy lunch, and ending with an extra fancy (but not fussy) Italian dinner. For dessert, local rhubarb appears for the first time, in the form of a rhubarb crisp… Read More

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Halloween Clover

30 October, 2009: This is the Clover team, Halloween 2009. We had fun (it is one of my favorite holidays). Costumes all around, some spooky menu items (goblin's fingers that tasted a bit like rosemary french fries), spooky music, dried ice spiked green lemonade. And of course, free cupcakes. We've never made (and given away) so many cupcakes. Many of… Read More

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May The Fourth be with you

20 April, 2021: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…a meal box lands on your home planet. You, a brave cook, open it and find a strange assortment of intergalactic meals…Yoda Pancakes, Blue Milk, Millenium Fal'corn, Bantha Meat Sandwiches, Pita Pizza Planets, Slurpy Soup, and Yoda Soda… May The Fourth Box Your job: choose how to use… Read More