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Do you have a friend who needs a visit from the Clover van?

22 June, 2020: (Update July 2: this contest is now closed – thank you so much to everyone who has nominated a loved one! We will announce and contact winners early next week) As we gear up to re-open our restaurants (3 locations are open starting today!) and expand our meal box program (we’ve had to quadruple our capacity in… Read More

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Smiling hard through the mask

18 June, 2020: We were in hibernation, and now everything feels like it is happening at once, with masks on. A summary of major Clover news: The Clover at Home Box program continues to grow. This coming week we are adding a third pick-up/ delivery day. That will make 3 days/ week: Tuesday 6/23, Thursday 6/25, Saturday 6/27If you’ve ordered… Read More

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Food For Free

17 June, 2020: We have a big kitchen that just got started up again. We want to use it to make food for people in our community dealing with food insecurity. Stacia did some research and connected with Food For Free, they’re our neighbors at the HUB and have been doing food rescue work since the ’80s. The way we’re… Read More

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I love rainy days

19 June, 2009: So it’s raining today. But I’m happy. What’s up? I mean it’s bad for business right? Yeah, that part isn’t so great, but: (1) It’s going to rain like it or not, so might as well enjoy it right? The sky just doesn’t care if I’m in a bad mood, but everybody around me can benefit from… Read More

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Clover getting ready to re-open

22 May, 2020: We’re not going anywhere. But there are a lot of things that will have to change to make that statement fact. I thought I’d share with you all what I see in our future, and how it will impact the full community that has allowed Clover Food Lab to exist, our customers, our employees, our suppliers, our… Read More

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In Ayr’s Kitchen – new website!!

4 May, 2020: Can’t believe it’s already been almost a full month of Ayr’s Youtube cooking show. When we started we honestly weren’t sure how much interest there would be. But the support has been amazing!! A ton of folks are tuning in regularly, and we’re getting tagged in a lot of photos of your at-home cooking creations (check out… Read More

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Refined beaker sketches

29 September, 2008: Josh has been hard at work. Find more examples after the break. I’m liking some of these. All are sketches, but I think the direction is interesting. That said, the flask isn’t everyone’s favorite (see last post). And I have ringing in the back of my head Erik’s encouragement to keep the logo as simple as possible. Read More

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In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 23-26

27 April, 2020: Challenge: how many local ingredients can you incorporate into this week’s recipes? Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along. All of Ayr’s previous episodes are available on his Youtube channel – you can also find a list… Read More

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Local vendors & growers you can support right now

22 April, 2020: For some of us (me included) our pantries need restocking right about now. So if you’re looking to restock AND support local businesses while you’re at it, read on for a few of our recommendations! PANTRY Plimoth Grist Mill – Kim makes incredible stone-ground corn meal, sampe, locally-grown popcorn, and more (we use their cornmeal for our… Read More

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In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 19-22 (Bread Week!!!)

20 April, 2020: This week’s shows are all about BREAD!!! We love Maine Grains and Plimoth Grist Mill for flour, grains, cornmeal, etc so if you’re looking to stock up and support a local business while you’re at it, we recommend checking out their online stores! (PS – for Maine Grains, use promo code “homecookingwithayr” for 10% off your order… Read More

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In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 14-18

13 April, 2020: Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along. PREVIOUS EPISODES – episodes 1-5; episodes 6-9; episodes 10-13 Episode 14 – Pineapple upside-down cakeMonday, April 13 @ 4pmWatch here in case you missed it!Ingredients to follow along:– eggs– salt– sugar–… 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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In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 10-13 (now at 4pm)

6 April, 2020: We’re pushing the show back 1 hour so that more of you can tune in live! Shows this week will be at 4pm EST every week day. Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along. INFO PREVIOUS… Read More