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Changes coming tomorrow!

6 December, 2017: That’s a Spicy Coconut Lentil soup being built at Clover Burlington the other week. We’re rolling out a few changes to the menu tomorrow. We’re hoping they make you love Clover more! If you stop by, help cheer on the crew. They’re adjusting to a lot of changes (where to put things, what time to prep things.)… Read More

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We made a mural with your feedback!

1 December, 2017: Thanks all who are weighing in on the great meatball debate. If you’ve stopped by and had one, chances are, we’ve asked for your thoughts. We gathered up some of the key moments in the Impossible Meat story, and turned our wall at DTX into a mural about serving Impossible Meat. There are some interactive features, where you… Read More

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Meet farmer Michael Docter tomorrow at CloverDTX

28 November, 2017: Stop by CloverDTX (27 School Street, Boston) tomorrow from 2pm to 3:30pm to meet Michael Docter, farmer at Winter Moon Roots in Hadley. He’ll be bringing samples of the brightest, tastiest root vegetables you’ve ever tried. If you’ve been on the fence about signing up for a CSA this winter, he’ll be able to answer questions, too. Read More

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Soup on the truck

6 November, 2008: As we’re becoming more comfortable with the truck operations, we’ve decided to start preparing the soups on the truck, in the morning. It’s pretty crazy. I think it’s safe to assume nobody has done something like this in the past. I don’t know whether anybody appreciates how hard it is to find fresh soup at any restaurant.… Read More

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Oats from Maine in-testing at CloverHSQ breakfast

21 November, 2017: We’re a few years into the project of using Clover as an outlet for local grain. We started by buying flour from Maine Grains and baking thousands of pita daily. By the way, if you’ve been upset by the pita from New York, our bread oven is back up and running as of this morning!!! Breakfast is… Read More

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Clover video/ photo studio

20 November, 2017: That pop-up thing has had some amazing highs (Grillos, the wonderful FoMu, Union Donuts, and the cash for warhol stand out in my mind). But it takes a ton of management to do well, and I just don’t have somebody to put on it. We’re focused on other things (we’re growing 40% or so right now!) I… Read More

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We killed the US supply of Kosher Romano

20 November, 2017: The other day Chris (our VP of Foods) asked me: are we going to keep selling this meatball? I said I didn’t know. He said, you have to decide, we killed the US supply of Romano, and if we want more they’re going to have to start making it for us. We are selling lotsa meatballs… We… Read More

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Broken garlic coming to Clover

20 November, 2017: Ray, farmer at Next Barn Over, has been planting garlic. You can grow garlic too. Separate the head into single cloves. You leave the skin on each clove, and plant it. This won’t work with grocery store garlic, because those are sprayed to stop the clove from sprouting. So find some garlic from a farmer you trust.… Read More

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-4°F

24 January, 2011: If you live in Boston you’ve noticed that it’s cold today. -15°F last night. I don’t want anybody getting frost bite, etc. Vincenzo and I talked about it last night and we decided to run lunch only at the MIT location today. So Dewey (Greenway) is shut down all day, and MIT is open for lunch only… Read More

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Maria’s Meatballs

15 November, 2017: That’s Martina and her grandfather in Italy. If you can’t make it out, his apron says “Raffaele, King of Pasta!” Martina leads up Food Development at Clover. She told me back home in Italy, every family has their own meatball recipe. You never eat another family’s meatball recipe. You don’t really eat meatballs in restaurants. Nor do… Read More

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Sausage Egg and Cheese Sandwich testing 11/15-11/17

14 November, 2017: Justin Kelly helps build our restaurants. The other day he stopped into Clover Kendall to begin a job refinishing our floors. He’s a big fan of the meatball sub. And he tracked down Ayr and said, “When are you guys going to do a sausage egg and cheese?” Which got us to thinking… A few Dunkin sandwiches… Read More

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Winter Moon Roots Farmshare Signups Live!

9 November, 2017: When the farmer’s markets shut down, and there are no more tomatoes or corn, is there a way to still eat in season? Introducing the 2017 Winter Moon Roots Farmshare! We’re working with our favorite winter farmer Michael Docter, who farms organic on the most fertile soil in Massachusetts to offer a Winter share for Clover customers, from… Read More

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Michael Pollan ate an Impossible Meatball Sandwich at Clover on camera for PBS

8 November, 2017: Tune into PBS Newshour Thursday to learn what Michael Pollan thinks of Clover’s Impossible meatball sandwich! Obviously this was a huge honor for us. Michael wrote In Defense of Food, a book that made me want to work in food. It was an early inspiration for Ayr to start Clover. Michael has been doing research and teaching at… Read More

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Clover’s first wedding

28 September, 2010: Neil, an MIT alum, and Kara invited us to pull the truck up after their wedding this past Saturday. It’s the first time we’ve done something like that. We put our all-star team on the job (Hat, Anna, Mary, Rolando) and had fun with it. Strange to see Clover serving our first customer at 12-midnight instead of… Read More

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Matt B F@#ing loves the meatballs

7 November, 2017: https://www.cloverfoodlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Matty-B-Voicemail.m4a OK. I had to bleep a couple of words. This voicemail is from Matt Bettano. He left it for Chris (VP of Food) the other week. I love listening to this. To be honest, it’s one of the most compelling things I’m facing right now as I’m trying to decide if this meatball sandwich should stay… Read More