From the archives

Watch Ayr and the kids make gazpacho soup

24 August, 2020: We had a few issues with the Youtube stream, so we’re posting the gazpacho video here too. Sorry if you tried to watch but were unable to. If you’ve never had Gazpacho, it’s a Spanish chilled soup that’s perfect for this time of year. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, zero cooking. We’ve been making it ever since the truck… Read More

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Chile peppers are in

19 August, 2020: Fruity, mild, spicy, sweet, savory. I didn’t know there were so many types of peppers until I visited Kitchen Garden Farm. If you signed up for a Seasonal Meal Box, you’ll see two surprises: Bulgarian Carrot Peppers (can you guess which ones those are?) and Trinidad Perfume Peppers. Thanks Tim and Caroline for growing these beautiful peppers!!… Read More

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Juliet cookbooks in meal boxes!

10 August, 2020: These yummy cookbooks (from our friends at Juliet in Somerville) will be tucked into all Clover Meal Boxes for the next few weeks. The recipes are all about cooking with the changing seasons. If you haven’t browsed the meal box menu in a while, visit the Clover App and be sure to change your location to CloverBOX. Read More

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First t shirt customers

29 May, 2009: T shirts arrived Friday. Here are our first t shirt customers. We’ll be selling these on a first serve basis. We made an edition of 50, and will retire this design after those are sold. Right now we have 18 left for sale. $30 each. Organic cotton, soy inks, made in America. Read More

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Drinks come to the meal box program

6 August, 2020: Our At Home Meal Box program now has drinks! We intended to launch these a while ago, but we were waiting for these nifty space-saving drink bags to arrive. We made 3 versions (an Iced Coffee Box, a Slightly Sweet Drinks Box, and an Unsweetened Drinks/Tea Box). They’re $35 each and will get you about 12 beverages.… Read More

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Surprises inside of boxes

31 July, 2020: Starting tomorrow, all the Clover Meal Boxes will have a little gift from the Mass Farmers Market – $10 to spend on produce. If you get one, head out to a Boston area farmers market (there’s a list in your box of which markets are participating), exchange it for a voucher and let us know what you… Read More

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Summer meal boxes are live

24 July, 2020: Since we can’t ask for your feedback in person, we’ve been doing online surveys of those of you who have bought Meal Boxes. One of the things people said in our last customer survey was that they wished the boxes changed more often. I guess we did train you all to expect that as Clover customers :… Read More

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Can you help us?

22 July, 2020: Lucia, Ayr, and I were talking recently about older forms of marketing: posters, flyers, mailers, word of mouth. What people now call grassroots. And it made me wonder – we’ve been looking for a couple things lately – can our community provide? So I put out a couple of “calls for help” on social media this week.… Read More

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WARNING: This is going to be a boring post

5 September, 2008: … but if I don’t write it down I’ll forget everything. And I know this will be useful to others someday. I was always skeptical when people said things like “you’re going to have to deal with licensing” as though it was a huge hurdle. I was wrong. Here’s a summary of the city and state licensing… Read More

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Bridgewater is back at lunch Wednesday 7/15

14 July, 2020: As we ease back into a full menu, we’re bringing back mushroom sandwiches that rotate seasonally. If you’re new to Clover, the Bridgewater has glazed crimini mushrooms, a jalapeƱo cream cheese, thinly sliced red onions and kale. You can order the Bridgewater starting at 11am tomorrow at Burlington, Central Square, Inman Square, Kendall Square, Harvard Square, Longwood… Read More

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A strange kind of grand opening

10 July, 2020: I think I’ve seen every Clover truck or restaurant opening since 2010. In the early days we opened quietly, without fanfare (hello GOV truck). In recent years we’ve secretly hoped for long lines and crowded restaurants. Sometimes those lines were longer than we expected or even prepared for (hello HFI). This time is different. 9 locations are… Read More

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July 4th grill boxes were a big hit

2 July, 2020: These started out as one of those “hey wouldn’t it be fun…” ideas. But it’s turned out to be a big hit – we completely sold out of our Veggie and Post-Meat Grill Boxes that we made specially for 4th of July weekend! So we’ve decided to add both boxes to the Clover At Home menu full-time… Read More

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A new Clover: Part 1 of many

2 July, 2020: I’m going to start writing about some of the nitty gritty of re-opening. I’ll include plans in case anyone is doing the same thing and wants to use our plans. First thing I’ve realized? It’s not re-opening at all. Instead we’re launching something new, shooting from the hip, without good guidance or experience. This is true for… Read More

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First Weekend brunch

3 May, 2009: I’m sure you’re all starting to notice that we’re experimenting a lot. Today we did a syrup pancake brunch. It was our first weekend at MIT. We set up some tables on the grass, and made pancakes and fritters. For those of you who came by: thanks. It felt great to see everybody. And I hope you… Read More

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Add some sparkle to your Fourth – orders on sale now for grillable meal boxes

27 June, 2020: Hot dogs, burgers, buns, marinated veggies ready to throw on the grill. Green gazpacho, potato salad, rhubarb mousse, kits to make homemade soda. Sparklers not included but you get the idea. Here’s the menu for our special Fourth of July edition of our Clover at Home Meal Boxes. Order by Tuesday at 5pm for distribution on Thursday… Read More