From the archives

First Providence drop

31 August, 2020: On Thursday, Clover Boxes traveled south! We put out the call to Providence, hoping to get about 15 orders, and ended up sending about 40 boxes to Rooms and Works and CIC PVD. Thank you Barry for helping put this together and making everything run smoothly. We’ve been really interested in the idea of doing buying clubs… Read More

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Catch up on tomato week episodes

29 August, 2020: Tomatoes are beautiful right now. We did a whole week of tomato recipes on In Ayr’s Kitchen. This picture is from the Canning episode on Thursday. You can watch them all on the Youtube channel or on the website. Read More

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First day of Union Square donuts in meal boxes

25 August, 2020: Early this morning we got a delivery of Union Square Donuts to the HUB. All the donuts have gone out at this point, so if you snagged a meal box, let us know what you think of it (and the donuts). If you want to try a meal box and this colorful donut sweetens the deal, you… Read More

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Henny Penny fryer

10 September, 2008: A friend turned me on to Henny Penny fryers. They make normal fryers, but specialize in “pressure fryers.” These were developed primarily for fried chicken, and supposedly they do wonders for that. But they have other qualities that caught my interest: 30% lower fuel consumption 10-20% less grease on food More moisture and flavor retained in the… Read More

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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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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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6:45am at my polling station

5 November, 2008: This is how the day began. I got to my polling station 15 minutes before open, but found myself at the end of this line. 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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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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Menu 11/12

12 November, 2008: We did another mushroom soup today, and it was a big success. The sandwiches are still selling well and evenly. The biggest news today was the bread. We finally got some great bread, and I think it’s making all the difference in the world. We are faster when it comes to making the sandwiches, and they taste… 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