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Support your Western Massachusetts farmer

28 August, 2018: The sun is shining. It’s hot outside. But the word coming to us from farms is RAIN. Western Massachusetts (where we source most of our produce this time of year) has experienced one of the rainiest summers in the past 10 years. And although it’s dried up now, Ray at Next Barn Over and Dave at Stone… Read More

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How do you feel about tofu?

23 August, 2018: On my way up to visit Heiwa tofu last week I stopped at a place called Mister Bagel. I was set to meet Jeff early. He starts his days at 6am and not many places are open that early. And everybody knows I like bagels. At the bagel place there was a pretty substantial menu of “tofu… Read More

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Ayr Just doesn’t get it…

22 August, 2018: We’ve had vegans asking for years for more breakfast options. Right now it’s muffins, oatmeal, or overnight oats if you’re vegan. Just, Inc., makers of the Just Mayo we love, brought us this new egg product made from mung beans. Honestly the first few versions we tasted weren’t ready for prime time. But the latest, it’s pretty… Read More

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A customer, a farmer, and an employee walk into a field of brussels sprouts…

7 November, 2017: Those hands belong to Rob (GM of CloverBUR, for some reason he doesn’t like getting his photo taken). The Brussels Sprout Sandwich is launching this Thursday (Wednesday if you have the Clover App 😉) Brussels season is always bittersweet, every day you have the sandwich, you know it’s leaving soon. Massachusetts is not a huge grower of brussels.… Read More

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Jeff makes Heiwa Tofu amazing

21 August, 2018: That’s Jeff of Heiwa Tofu. He and I are about the same age and we’ve been working on building our companies for about the same period of time: 10 years. I went up last week to Maine to visit Heiwa because we wanted great footage of tofu being made to help tell the story of what Jeff… Read More

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Survey Day: Thursday 8/16/18

16 August, 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 August 2018 Read More

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Yeah Vi — me too

13 August, 2018: Since day 1 of restaurant #1 everything we hand our customers has been compostable. And I think I’ve told myself as I watched videos of sea turtles that our straws aren’t as bad because they are compostable. But I know that even the compostable straws (1) aren’t really needed, and (2) can get places we don’t want… Read More

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Android users: Clover loves you too!!!

31 July, 2018: We love you too, Android users! We’ve been taking some flak from Android users for the lack of an Android app. I thought it might be helpful to share our thinking on this. First, we love you, Android users! I sense a feeling from those writing to us that they feel left out or overlooked or excluded.… Read More

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Apple tasting

20 November, 2009: Thanks everybody for coming out. Hope you all had a great time and learned a bit about apples. I was busy at the fry station popping out donuts. We made dough for 130 donuts. When we saw the line we limited to 1 per person. Still by 4:20 there wasn’t anything left to fry. We went through… Read More

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Quietly testing: Pesto Kale Egg Bowl at CloverDTX

30 July, 2018: CloverDTX customers might have noticed. We’ve been quietly testing a new item for breakfast. This bowl is the latest iteration of a set of ideas I’ve been playin with for a few years. I’d like to get a savory breakfast bowl on our menu. I want it to be stunning. We’re currently getting up to 24% return… Read More

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Thanks for eating the green cabbage!!

27 July, 2018: Chickpea Fritter aficionados have noticed. The purple in the sandwich has been green these past few weeks. We normally use pickled red cabbage. I’m not even sure why honestly. It’s one of those things we’ve done since the beginning. I’d guess I liked the color it added. The other week Ari and Moira who run Lindentree Farm… Read More

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Martina tells me: Cu Si Vardau Si Sarvau

19 July, 2018: I was talking to Martina about the Panelle. Martina leads our food development and she’s from Rome. I heard that she had strong feelings about this. What an awesome thing about food that it inspires such passion in us all. Martina pointed to the T-shirt she was wearing which she said is a Sicilian proverb that means… Read More

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Survey Day: Thursday 7/19/18

19 July, 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 July 2018 Read More

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Coffee

11 November, 2008: We’ve started to consider coffee. We’re lucky here. We have some of the best coffee roasters in the country in our back yard. Barrington Coffee Roasters is set up in Lee, not far from where I grew up. And George Howell Roasters is right out near Acton. George Howell started the Coffee Connection (which Starbucks then bought).… Read More

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Clover in the suburbs?

18 July, 2018: We’re thinking about where to open future restaurants. I was touring our suburban stores yesterday (CloverBUR in Burlington MA, CloverWST at Whole Foods in Westford, and CloverSUD at Whole Foods in Sudbury MA). I was super impressed with the Clover teams at Whole Foods. I don’t get out to those outposts very often. And they were such… Read More