A pie, some pints, some sweaters and pots ….

Is there a more lovely time to be in Ottawa? Blue skies and leaves full of colour make sure we remember September, shoulder October so that we all can be convinced to celebrate December in November with lights full of colour.

 

Thanksgiving awaits, and as our senses are awed by the leaves outside our doorsteps, inside our dwellings, the aroma of a fresh-baked apple pie promises a fine finish to a Thanksgiving (or any other kind) of get-together, or the fun of bringing one home, already baked, ready-to-serve, and made-from-scratch.

 

While supplies last, order a pie online and pick two of your favourite pints to go with it, all for a special price.  Pick up on the day you like, whether frozen -to-bake-at-home with straightforward and easy-to-follow directions, or get it baked and pick it up fresh that day.

 

Tooling around the edges of Ottawa Thanksgiving Sunday?

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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@angrydragonz I couldn’t resist! One more week!! #sweaterweathermarket #thegreelycollective

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The greely collective hosts the sweater weather market Thanksgiving Sunday from 11am to 4pm in Greely where The Merry Dairy sccop truck will be featuring its fall dairy and plant-based flavours scoops and pints all afternoon long.  Want to guarantee pints (and/or a pie) will be waiting for you? Order in advance and use the code “GREELY” at The Merry Dairy online and they will be waiting for you for pickup when the truck arrives at Orchard View Events and Conference Centre!

 

And along with all of the other lovely crafts and gifts available, The Merry Dairy ice cream pots will be available for sale or advance purchase. Designed by local artist Steffi Acevado, these works of pottery bring together the best of presentation in a re-usable container.  Then get your ice cream refills anytime at 1o2 Fairmont and pay by the ounce (or gram!) 🙂

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Stocked @themerrydairy ! Just dropped off 8 pint pots to be filled with delicious ice cream over and over again! Lucky pots 😝🍦 #supportlocal #besticecream #sweetcollaborations #ottawabusiness

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The Merry Dairy will be closed Thanksgiving Monday, and then back for (hopefully) sunny October skies … and all Hallow’s Eve … 

 

Morning on the Lièvre, David Bairstow, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Calling all kids!

What’s in a name?

It’s time once again for Name of the Day every day beginning Tuesday, December 1 until Wednesday, December 23, 2020! Have your name selected, and receive a free cone or peppermint crackle ice cream sandwich that day! Below are the names provided by customers that The Merry Dairy will use in picking at least four names per day! Don’t see your name? Add it to the comments below! Then check out The Merry Dairy on Instagram, Tiktok, Facebook, or Twitter to see which name has been selected!

See which names have been selected (and yes, they can be selected again!)

  • Aaminah
  • Aaron
  • Abigail/Abby/Abigael
  • Ada
  • Adam/Adamo
  • Abdulwahaab/Abdul
  • Addison/Addyson (selected Mon Dec 9, 2019!)
  • Adele (selected Thu, Dec 5, 2019!)
  • Adelyn/Adeline
  • Adrienne/Adrian/Adria/Adriana/Adriano/Adrianna
  • Agnes
  • Aibrielle
  • Aidan/Aiden
  • Ailish
  • Ainsley
  • Aisha
  • Al/Alan
  • Alaine
  • Alana/Allana/Alena
  • Alboorz (selected Tue Jul 21, 2020!)
  • Aleisha/Alisha
  • Alessa
  • Alexandra/Lexie/Alex/Alix/Alexandre/Alexander/Alexandrea/Alixanderia/Alexia/Alexa (selected Thu, Dec 21, 2017!)
  • Ali
  • Alia
  • Alice/Alicia/Elicia/Aleicia (selected Fri, Dec 14, 2018!)
  • Alida
  • Aline/Alina
  • Alissa
  • Alistair/Alastair
  • Allen/Allan (selected Wed Dec 5, 2018!)
  • Allison/Ally/Alison/Allyson/Alyson
  • Alma
  • Alyette
  • Alyssa/Alessa/Alysha
  • Amadeo
  • Aman
  • Amanda/Mandy (selected Tue, Dec 18, 2018!)
  • Amber/Amberly
  • Amelia/Amélie/Anelia
  • Amena
  • Amisha
  • Amy/Aimee
  • Anais (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Anders
  • Andre
  • Andree-Anne
  • Andrea/Andy/Drew/Andre
  • Andrew/Andy
  • Angela/Angelo/Angele/Angie
  • Angus
  • Ania/Anya (selected Sat Jul 20!)
  • Anika/Anikamadhu/Anneka
  • Anish (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Anita
  • Ann/Anne/Anna/Annie/Ana/Anni
  • Annabel/Annabelle
  • Annalyssa/Annalisa
  • Anouk
  • Anthony/Tony/Antonio/Tonitio
  • Anu
  • Anwyn
  • Anyssa
  • April
  • Arastu
  • Archer
  • Arden
  • Ari/Ariella
  • Arianna/Arianne
  • Arjun/Arun (selected Thurs Jul 25, 2019!)
  • Arlene (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Armida
  • Aroha
  • Arthur
  • Arwin
  • Asha
  • Asher
  • Ashley/Ash
  • Ashton
  • Asila
  • Astrid
  • Atlas
  • Aubrey/Aubree
  • Audrey/Audra
  • August
  • Aurora
  • Austin
  • Autumn
  • Ava
  • Aveline
  • Avery
  • Aviva
  • Aura
  • Aya/Ayah/Aia/Ayla (selected Sat Dec 1, 2018!) (selected Sat Dec 7, 2019!)
  • Ayn/Ayan
  • Bailey
  • Barbara/Barb (selected Sat, Jul 25, 2020!)
  • Barry
  • Bayla
  • Beatrice/Beatrix (selected Wed, Dec 5, 2018!)
  • Beckett
  • Belen
  • Benjamin/Ben (selected Wed, Dec 13, 2017!)
  • Bennett
  • Bensun/Bendix
  • Bente
  • Bernard/Bernie
  • Berthony/Bert
  • Bettina/Betty/Betty-Ann
  • Beverley/Bev (selected Sun Jul 21, 2019!)
  • Bethany
  • Bevin/Bevan
  • Bianca
  • Bilal
  • Bill/Billie (selected Tue, Dec 24, 2019!)
  • Bjorn
  • Blaine
  • Blake
  • Blair
  • Blanka (selected Sat, Dec 29, 2018!)
  • Bonnie
  • Boris (selected Thu, Dec 6, 2018!)
  • Bowie
  • Brad/Bradley
  • Braden/Brady
  • Brandi/Brandie
  • Brandon
  • Bredin
  • Bree/Breeann/Breanne
  • Brenda
  • Brendan
  • Brendon
  • Brayden/Brady
  • Brennan/Brenna (selected Fri, Dec 6, 2019!)
  • Brent
  • Brett
  • Brian/Bryan (selected Sat, Jul 25, 2020!)
  • Brianna/Brianne/Briana
  • Brielle
  • Brigitte/Brigid/Bridget (selected Sun, Dec 10, 2017!)
  • Brittany
  • Brodie/Brody
  • Brooklyn
  • Bronwyn
  • Bruce
  • Bruno
  • Brycen
  • Brynn
  • Buzz
  • Byron
  • Caden
  • Caleb
  • Calia/Calla
  • Calista
  • Callan
  • Calleigh/Callie/Caleigh (selected Tue, Dec 18, 2018!)
  • Callen
  • Callum
  • Calvin
  • Capella/Capeila
  • Cameron/Camryn
  • Camille/Kamilla/Camil/Kamil/Kamille
  • Candace/Candice/Kandice
  • Carl/Carly/Carleigh/Carlie/Carlee/Karly/Karlie/Karlee/Carlos/Carling
  • Carissa
  • Carmelina/Carmela
  • Carmen/Carm
  • Carol/Karol
  • Caroline/Carolyn/Carolynn
  • Carrie
  • Carter
  • Caryn
  • Casey/Cassie
  • Caseper/Casper
  • Cassandra/Kassandra
  • Cassidy
  • Catherine/Kate/Katie/Katherine/Kat/Kathie/Cathy/Caterina (selected Fri, Dec 29, 2017!)
  • Cecilia/Cecil/Cecilia/Celia/Ceci
  • Cedar
  • Celeste
  • Chad
  • Chanel/Chani
  • Chantal
  • Chanthaphet
  • Charisse
  • Charity
  • Charlene
  • Charles/Charlie/Charly
  • Charlotte
  • Charmaine
  • Chee
  • Cheryl
  • Chelsea/Chelsie (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Chloe (selected Tue Jul 21, 2020!)
  • Chris/Christopher/Christian/Christen (selected Thu, Dec 20, 2018!)
  • Chrisann
  • Christine/Christina/Kristina/Kristine/Chrissie/Kristin
  • Christa/Christi
  • Ciaran
  • Claire/Clare/Clara
  • Clarine
  • Clarissa
  • Clarke
  • Claudeana/Claudia/Claudio
  • Claudia-Ann
  • Clayton
  • Clementine/Clement
  • Cleone
  • Cliff/Clifton/Clifford
  • Clover  (selected Fri Jul 24, 2020!)
  • Coady/Cody
  • Cohen/Coen
  • Cole
  • Colin
  • Colleen/Colette
  • Colton
  • Connie
  • Connor/Conor
  • Cora/Coral (selected Sun Dec 1, 2019!)
  • Corbin
  • Cordelia
  • Corinne/Corinna
  • Cory/Corey/Korey
  • Costa
  • Courtney/Kourtnii
  • Craig
  • Cresta
  • Crissie/Christy
  • Crystal/Krystle/Krystal/Crystallina
  • Curtis
  • Cynthia/Cindy/Cyndi/Cindy-Lou (Selected Wed Jul 24, 2019!)
  • Dagny
  • Daimion
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dal/Dalin
  • Dana/Dayna (selected Tue, Dec 24, 2019!)
  • Daniel/Danielle/Daniella/Dan/Danny/Dani
  • Danika/Danica/Danica
  • Daphney
  • Dara
  • Darcy
  • Daria
  • Darien (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Dario (selected Sun Jul 21, 2019!)
  • Darlene (selected Thurs Jul 25, 2019!)
  • Darren
  • Daryl
  • David/Dave
  • Dawn (selected Sun, Dec 9, 2018!)
  • Dean/Deanne
  • Debbie/Deborah/Debora
  • Declan
  • Deepak/Deepika (selected Mon Dec 9, 2019!)
  • Deidre
  • Deke (selected Sat Dec 14, 2019!)
  • Delaney/Del
  • Delilah
  • Desmond
  • Denise/Denis
  • Derek
  • Devyn/Devon/Devin/Devante/Devan
  • Dexter
  • Dhairya (selected Wed, Dec 4, 2019!)
  • Diane/Dianne/Diana
  • Diego
  • Dilpreet (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Dimitre
  • Dina/Dino
  • Divya
  • Dolly
  • Dominique/Dominic/Domenico/Domenika
  • Don
  • Donna/Dawna
  • Doreen
  • Doris
  • Dorota/Dorothy
  • Doug/Douglas (selected Tue, Dec 24, 2019!)
  • Drake/Drayke
  • Drew
  • Dustin (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Dylan
  • Earleen
  • Easton
  • Echo
  • Ed/Edward/Edmond/Eddie/Eddy/Edgar
  • Eden/Edena (selected Sun, Dec 30, 2018!)
  • Edith
  • Edwin
  • Eileen
  • Eleanor
  • Elena/Elina/Elaina
  • Elise/Elyse/Elysia
  • Elizabeth/Liz/Lisa/Beth/Eliza/Lizzie/Lisa-Marie/Leisl/Lies (selected Fri, Dec 15, 2017!)
  • Ella
  • Ellen (selected Mon Dec 16, 2019!)
  • Elianna/Eliana
  • Elijah
  • Elliot/Elliott
  • Eli/Ellie/Ellia/Eliie
  • Ellis
  • Elodie
  • Eloise
  • Elowen
  • Elsa/Elsie/Elspeth/Elsbeth (selected Sun, Dec 3, 2017!)
  • Emery
  • Emilie/Emily/Emil/Emilia (selected Sat, Dec 21, 2019!)
  • Emina
  • Emma (selected Sat, Dec 23, 2017!)
  • Emmanuelle
  • Emmerson/Emerson/Emersyn (selected Wed, Dec 4, 2019!)
  • Emmett (selected Thu, Dec 13, 2018!)
  • Emrik
  • Enza
  • Ephraim
  • Erica/Erika/Eric/Erik (selected Wed, Dec 6, 2017!) (selected Fri, Dec 12, 2019!)
  • Erin (selected Tue, Dec 11, 2018!)
  • Erminia
  • Ervin
  • Esther
  • Ethan (selected Sat, Jul 25, 2020!)
  • Etienne
  • Eugene
  • Evan
  • Evangeline
  • Eve/Evelyn/Eva/Evah/Evie (selected Tue, Jul 24, 2018!)
  • Everett (selected Sat, Dec 21, 2019!)
  • Everleigh/Everly
  • Ewan
  • Fabian/Fabien/Fabienne
  • Fairouz (selected Sat, Dec 21, 2019!)
  • Fareena
  • Farhaan (selected Wed, Jul 22, 2020!)
  • Fatima (selected Fri, Dec 21, 2018!)
  • Felicity/Felicia (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Felix/Félix (selected Fri Dec 13, 2019!)
  • Ferdinand/Fernando/Fernanda/Fern
  • Ferents
  • Fergus
  • Finn (selected Thu Dec 12 2019!)
  • Finola (selected Tues Jul 23 2019!
  • Fiona
  • Flavia (selected Wed, Jul 22, 2020!)
  • Fiorella
  • Fletch/Fletcher
  • Florence/Flora
  • Francis/Francois/Francesca/Frank (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Francine
  • Fraser
  • Frederyka/Fryderyka/Freddie/Fred/Frederick (selected Sun Dec 22, 2019!)
  • Freya
  • Gabrielle/Gabby/Gabriel/Gabe/Gabriela/Gabriella (selected Thu Dec 12 2019!)
  • Gail/Gayle (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Garrett/Garnet/Gareth
  • Gary/Garry (selected Tues Jul 23 2019!
  • Gavin
  • Gay
  • Gemma
  • Genevieve
  • George/Georgia/Georges (selected Mon Jul 22 2019!)
  • Gerrit
  • Gerry/Gerald/Jerry
  • Gia
  • Gilles/Giles
  • Gillian
  • Giselle
  • Giovanni/Gio
  • Giuliana
  • Giuseppe
  • Glen/Glenn/Glynn
  • Glendy/Glenda (selected Fri Dec 28, 2018!)
  • Gliceria (selected Sat Dec 14, 2019!)
  • Gloria
  • Goreti
  • Gordon
  • Grace/Gracelyn (selected Thurs Jul 25, 2019!)
  • Graeson/Grayson
  • Graham
  • Grail
  • Grant
  • Graydon
  • Grayer
  • Greg/Gregory (selected Sat, Dec 15, 2018!)
  • Greta/Grete (selected Sat, Dec 22, 2018!)
  • Grey
  • Griffin/Griff
  • Guillaume/Guilherme/Guilhermo
  • Gunnar/Gunner
  • Gunther
  • Gus
  • Guy
  • Gwen/Gwendolyn
  • Gwenith/Gwenyth
  • Hadley (selected Fri Jul 24, 2020!)
  • Hakim
  • Halden
  • Haley/Haylee/Haileigh/Haleigh (selected Thu, Dec 6, 2018!) (selected Sat Dec 7, 2019!)
  • Hamish
  • Hannah/Hana
  • Harlow
  • Harriet
  • Harrison
  • Harry
  • Hart
  • Hayden
  • Hayley/Haylee/Hailey
  • Hazel
  • Heather
  • Heba
  • Hector (Selected Wed Jul 24, 2019!
  • Heidi/Haidee/Heidy/ Heidey (selected Sat, Dec 16, 2017!)
  • Helen/Helene/Helena/Heline/Halyna (selected Mon, Dec 2, 2019!)
  • Henry/Henri/Henrik (selected Thu, Dec 14, 2017!)
  • Hernán
  • Hilary/Hillary
  • Holden
  • Holly
  • Hope (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Houssein
  • Howard
  • Hudson
  • Hugh/Hugo
  • Hung(selected Mon Jul 22 2019!)
  • Hunter
  • Hussein
  • Ian/Iain
  • Ian
  • Ida
  • Idil (selected Thu Dec 19, 2019!)
  • Idris (selected Fri, Dec 12, 2019!)
  • Ignatius (selected Tues Jul 23 2019!
  • Iman
  • Imogen
  • Inessa
  • Iona
  • Irene/Irena (selected Mon Dec 16, 2019!)
  • Isaac/Isak
  • Isabel/Isabella/Bella/Isobel/Izabel/Isabelle
  • Isaiah
  • Iseult
  • Isla
  • Itzel
  • Ivan/Yvan
  • Ivy
  • Jack/Jackson/Jackie/Jaqueline/Jaxon
  • Jacob/Jake (selected Sun Dec 2, 2018!)
  • Jacqueline/Jacquie/Jacklyn (selected Wed, Jul 22, 2020!)
  • Jade/Jada (selected Thu, Dec 7, 2017!) (selected Sat Dec 7, 2019!)
  • James/Jameson (selected Wed, Dec 18, 2018!)
  • Jamie/Jaime
  • Jamile/Jamille/Jameel/Jameela (selected Sat, Dec 8, 2018!) (selected Sun Dec 8, 2019!)
  • Jane/Jana
  • Janet
  • Janice/Janise
  • Janine
  • Janka
  • Jared
  • Jasmine/Yazmine
  • Jason
  • Jasper (selected Sat Jul 20!)
  • Jay/Jayden/Jaiden/Jayan (selected Thu, Jul 23, 2020!)
  • Jaycee/Jaycer (selected Wed Dec 11, 2019!)
  • Jazlyn
  • Jean/Jeannie (selected Sun, Dec 9, 2018!)
  • Jean-Claude/JC
  • Jeff/Geoff/Geoffrey
  • Jen/Jenny/Jennifer (selected Sat, Dec 30, 2017!)
  • Jenna/Jeanna
  • Jennie/Jennilee
  • Jensen (selected Tue, Dec 11, 2018!)
  • Jeremy/Jeremie
  • Jesse/Jessie/Jess/Jessica/Jessika
  • Jewel
  • Jill/Jillian
  • Jim
  • Joan/Joanne/Joanna (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Jocelyn
  • Jodi
  • John/Jean
  • Johnna
  • Jon/Jonathan
  • Jonah/Jonas
  • Jordan/Jordyn (selected Thu, Jul 26, 2018!) (selected Fri, Dec 6, 2019!)
  • Jorge
  • Joseph/Jo/Joe/Joel (selected Fri, Dec 22, 2017!)
  • Joshua/Josh
  • Josée/Josie/Josephine (selected Fri Jul 24, 2020!)
  • Joss
  • Jovy
  • Joy/Joyce (selected Sun, Dec 23, 2018!)
  • Judy (selected Wed, Dec 4, 2o19!)
  • Julian/Julius/Juliane/Juliana/Julianne/Julianna
  • Julie/Julia/Juliette/Juliet (selected Wed, Dec 27, 2017!)
  • Jules
  • June
  • Justin/Justyn/Justyne
  • Kacie
  • Kaela/Kailie
  • Kai/Kaia
  • Kaisa
  • Kajal (selected Fri Jul 24, 2020)!
  • Kajan (selected Sun Dec 8, 2019!)
  • Kalia
  • Kalila (selected Thu Dec 27, 2018!)
  • Kane
  • Kara/Cara
  • Karen/Karyna
  • Karine
  • Karim
  • Karla
  • Karson
  • Kasia
  • Katia
  • Katelynn/Kaitlyn/Kaitlin/Caitlin/Kaitllyn
  • Kathleen
  • Kathryn
  • Katrina
  • Kate/Katy/Kait/Katya
  • Kaya (selected Mon Dec 2, 2019!)
  • Kaydon
  • Kayla/Cayla
  • Kaylie/Kaylin/Kaylyn/Kaylee
  • Kaysen
  • Keagan
  • Keenon
  • Keira
  • Keith
  • Kestrel
  • Kelli/Kelly/Keli/Kelley (selected Sat, Dec 22, 2018!) (selected Sun Dec 1, 2019!)
  • Kelsey (selected Thu Dec 12 2019!)
  • Kendall
  • Kendra
  • Kenji
  • Kenleigh
  • Kennedy
  • Ken/Kent
  • Kenz/Kenzi/Kenzie
  • Kerry/Kerri/Keri/Carrie
  • Kevin/Keff (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Keya
  • Kiana/Kyana/Keyana
  • Kiara
  • Kieran
  • Kierstin/Kiersten
  • Kiki
  • Kimani
  • Kimberley/Kim/Kimberly (selected Mon Jul 22 2019!)
  • Kimiko
  • Kindha
  • Kingsley 
  • Kinsey (selected Wed, Dec 18, 2018!)
  • Kipp
  • Kira/Kiran
  • Kirk
  • Kitcher (selected Sat Dec 14, 2019!)
  • Konner
  • Kosta
  • Kris/Krista
  • Kristen/Kirsten/Kyrstin (selected Mon, Dec 23, 2019!)
  • Kyle/Kyla/Kylie (selected Thu, Jul 23, 2020!)
  • Kylan
  • Kyson
  • Lacey
  • Laetitia
  • Lalyn/Layla
  • Lamaine
  • Lance
  • Laneah
  • Lando (selected Wed Dec 11, 2019!)
  • Lara/Laura/Laurel/Lauren (selected Thu, Dec 28, 2017!)
  • Larochelle
  • Lazlo
  • Leah
  • Lee/Lei
  • Leigh
  • Leila
  • Leith
  • Leiya
  • Lena
  • Lennan/Lennon
  • Leo/Leonard (selected Sun, Dec 3, 2017!)
  • Leon
  • Lesia
  • Leslie/Lesley
  • Levi
  • Liam (selected Fri, Dec 7, 2018!)
  • Liane/Leanne/Leigh-Ann/LeeAnne/Liann (selected Sun Dec 8, 2019!)
  • Libby
  • Lila/Lillah/Lilah/Lilia/Liliya (selected Wed, Jul 22, 2020!)
  • Lily/Lilie/Lilli/Liliana/Lillian (selected Sun Dec 15, 2019!)
  • Linda/Lynda/Belinda (Selected Wed Jul 24, 2019!)
  • Lindsay/Lindsey/Lyndsay
  • Lirone
  • Liv/Livy
  • Lisa
  • Liz
  • Lloyd
  • Logan
  • Lola
  • Long
  • Loni
  • Lori/Lorrie/Laurie (selected Fri Dec 13, 2019!)
  • Lotus
  • Louie/Louise/Lou/Louisa
  • Lucas/Luke/Lukah/Luka/Luca/Luc (selected Sun Dec 22, 2019!)
  • Luce/Lucia/Lucy/Lucille (selected Sun, Dec 23, 2018!)
  • Lulu (selected Sun Dec 2, 2018!)
  • Luminosa
  • Luna
  • Lydia/Lydian/Lyddie/Lidia (selected Sun, Dec 16, 2018!)
  • Lynn/Lyn
  • Mabel
  • Mac/Mackenzie/Macartney/Makenzie (selected Fri Dec 28, 2018!)
  • Madeline/Maddy/Madeleine
  • Madison
  • Madura
  • Mae/May/Maeve
  • Mahmoud (selected Sat, Jul 25, 2020!)
  • Maia/Maya
  • Maisy/Maisey/Maisie/Mais (selected Sat, Dec 21, 2019!)
  • Malcolm
  • Maliha
  • Malika/Malak/Malaika (selected Thu, Jul 26, 2018!)
  • Mandala
  • Mandeep
  • Manuel/Manel (selected Mon Dec 2, 2019!)
  • Manvitha
  • Mara
  • Marcela/Marcel
  • Marcia
  • Marek
  • Margaret/Marguerite/Maggie (selected Sun, Dec 30, 2018!)
  • Margot/Margo
  • Maria/Mariah
  • Marianne
  • Mariela/Marielena
  • Marika
  • Marilee
  • Marilla
  • Marina
  • Marilyn (selected Sat, Dec 8, 2018!) (selected Mon Dec 9, 2019!)
  • Marisa/Marissa
  • Mario
  • Mark/Marc/Marcus (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Marla
  • Marlene
  • Marley/Marlee/Marlene
  • Marna(selected Thu, Jul 23, 2020!)
  • Marni/Marnie
  • Marta
  • Martha
  • Martin/Martine/Martina (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Mary Ann
  • Mary Beth
  • Mary Catherine/Marie-Catherine
  • Mary Clare
  • Mary/Marie/Marie-Eves (selected Wed Dec 18, 2019!)
  • Maryam/Maraya
  • Mary Lee
  • Marysa
  • Mason
  • Masuma (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Mateo/Matteo/Matéo
  • Matilda/Matti/Mathilde
  • Matthew/Matt/Mat/Matthias/Mathieu/Matthieu/Mathew (selected Mon Dec 16, 2019!)
  • Maude
  • Maureen
  • Mavis
  • Max/Maximilian/Maxim (selected Mon, Dec 23, 2019!)
  • May/Maye/Maie
  • Mazem
  • Megan/Meghan/Meaghan/Meagan/Meg (selected Thu, Dec 5, 2019!)
  • Mea
  • Mehak
  • Mehdi
  • Melanie/Mel (selected Fri, Dec 6, 2019!)
  • Melinda
  • Melissa
  • Mélodie
  • Meredith
  • Merrisa/Marisa
  • Mia/Miah
  • Micah
  • Michael/Mike/Michelle/Michaela/Michel/Michele/Micheline/Mikayla/Mickeal/Mikael
  • Midori (selected Sun Dec 1, 2019!)
  • Mika/Mica/Meeka (selected Fri, Dec 7, 2018!)
  • Miles/Myles/Milo
  • Milla/Milah/Mila
  • Millie
  • Mimi (selected Tue Jul 21, 2020!)
  • Mina
  • Miranda/Mira/Meara/Meera (selected Wed, Dec 12, 2018!)
  • Mirella/Mireille
  • Miriam
  • Mirijana/Janna (selected Mon, Dec 2, 2019!)
  • Mitchell
  • Mohammed
  • Molly
  • Monica/Monique/Monica-Lynn
  • Moraine
  • Morgan
  • Moses/Moises
  • Muireall/Muriel
  • Mya
  • Mylène
  • Myra
  • Nadia
  • Nadine
  • Nahlia
  • Naimah (selected Thu, Dec 20, 2018!)
  • Naiyana (selected Fri, Dec 14, 2018!) (selected Fri, Dec 6, 2019!)
  • Nancy/Nanette
  • Natalia/Natalie/Nathalie/Nat (selected Wed, Dec 20, 2017!) (selected Thu Dec 19, 2019!)
  • Natasha
  • Nathan/Nate/Nathaniel
  • Naveen Selected Wed Jul 24, 2019!
  • Neena
  • Neeraj
  • Neil (selected Thurs Jul 25, 2019!)
  • Nel
  • Nelson
  • Neneng
  • Nessa/Nes
  • Nevaeh
  • Nevan
  • Niamh
  • Nicholas/Nick/Nicolas
  • Nicole/Nicola (selected Wed, Jul 25, 2018!)
  • Nils
  • Nino/Nina
  • Nishaan
  • Noah/Noa
  • Noel
  • Noemie/Naomi (selected Thu, Dec 20, 2018!) 
  • Nolan
  • Nonie
  • Noor/Nour
  • Nora/Norah/Norine
  • Norman
  • Nova (selected Mon, Dec 23, 2019!)
  • Nuka
  • Nykka
  • Obediah
  • Ocean
  • Olga
  • Olivia/Olive/Oliver/Alivia/Olivier (selected Sun, Jul 21, 2019!)
  • Omar (selected Sun, Dec 10, 2017!)
  • Ora
  • Orest
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Ott
  • Otusa
  • Owen
  • Ozwald
  • Padraig
  • Paige/Paigette
  • Pamela/Pam
  • Paolo/Paul/Paula/Paola/Pauline/Paulina (selected Sat Dec 1, 2018!) (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Parminder
  • Pascal/Pascale
  • Patience
  • Patricia/Patti
  • Patrick/Pat/Patrik (selected Fri, Dec 1, 2017!)
  • Peggy
  • Penn/Penny/Penelope/Penney
  • Perrin
  • Peter/Pete
  • Petra/Petah
  • Peyton
  • Phil/Philippa/Philip/Philipa/Phillis/Philana
  • Phoebe
  • Phoenix
  • Pia/Pei (selected Sun, Dec 17, 2017!)
  • Pierre/Pierre-Alexandre
  • Pip/Piper
  • Portia
  • Priscilla
  • Priya (selected Tue, Dec 24, 2019!)
  • Qays
  • Quentin
  • Quinn/Quinton
  • Quynh
  • Rachel/Rachell/Raquel/Rachelle (selected Sat, Dec 9, 2017!)
  • Raegan
  • Ralph (selected Wed Dec 18, 2019!)
  • Rajal
  • Rajan/Raj/Rajiv (selected Sun Dec 22, 2019!)
  • Raman
  • Ramuna/Ramunas
  • Randy
  • Ranjana
  • Raphael
  • Ray/Raymond (selected Sat Dec 7, 2019!)
  • Rayanne
  • Reagan
  • Rebecca/Becca/Rebekah
  • Reena/Rina/Rowena (selected Fri Dec 13, 2019!)
  • Regina (selected Sat, Dec 16, 2017!)
  • Remy
  • Renate/Renata
  • Renee/Rene
  • Reno/Nazareno
  • Reshmi/Rashmi/Reshma (selected Wed Dec 18, 2019!)
  • Reza
  • Rhea/Rheagan
  • Rhonda
  • Rhys/Reece/Rice/Reace
  • Richard/Rick/Ricky
  • Rianna
  • Riek
  • Riley/Reilly/Rylee
  • Riordan/Rio
  • Rita/Ria
  • River
  • RJ
  • Robert/Rob/Roberto/Roberta/Bob/Bobby (selected Thu, Dec 27, 2018!)
  • Robin/Robina/Robyn
  • Robinson
  • Rocco
  • Rock/Roch (selected Wed, Jul 22, 2020!)
  • Roderick (selected Wed Dec 11, 2019!)
  • Rodrigo
  • Roland
  • Roman(selected Sat, Dec 15, 2018!)
  • Ron/Ronny
  • Rory (selected Sat, Dec 23, 2017!)
  • Rosalie/Rosalind/Rosal/Rosalyn/Rosalee
  • Rosanna/Rosangela/Rossana (selected Sun Jul 28, 2019!)
  • Rose/Rosalyn/Rosa/Rosemary/Rosie/Rosalie/Roseline
  • Roslyn
  • Ross
  • Rowan
  • Roxanne
  • Ruby/Rubi
  • Rudy
  • Rumi (selected Thu Dec 12 2019!)
  • Rupert
  • Russell/Russ
  • Rustin
  • Ruth/Ruth Ann/Ruthie (selected Sun, Dec 16, 2018!)
  • Ryan/Rylan
  • Sabina/Sabrina
  • Sacha
  • Sadie
  • Saeed
  • Salin
  • Sally
  • Salma
  • Salvatore (selected Fri Jul 24, 2020)!
  • Samara/Samar/Sam/Samantha/Samuel (selected Mon Dec 9, 2019!)
  • Samiha
  • Sampsa
  • Sandra/Sandy (selected Wed Dec 11, 2019!)
  • Santiago
  • Saoirse
  • Sara/Sarah
  • Sarien
  • Saskia
  • Saul (selected Thu, Dec 5, 2019!)
  • Savhannah
  • Sawssan
  • Sazy
  • Scott
  • Scotia
  • Seamus (selected Tue Jul 21, 2020!)
  • Sean
  • Sebastian/Sebastien
  • Sejal
  • Selena/Celina/Celine (selected Sun Dec 22, 2019!)
  • Sèna (selected Thu, Jul 23, 2020!)
  • Serafina
  • Serena/Serene (selected Tue Dec 4, 2018!)
  • Serge/Serje
  • Seth
  • Shaelyn
  • Shaila/Shayla
  • Shamima (selected Sat, Jul 25, 2020!)
  • Shane/Shayna
  • Shanta
  • Shannen/Shannon
  • Shanti
  • Sharif (selected Thu, Dec 5, 2019!)
  • Sharlene
  • Sharon (selected Fri Jul 24, 2020!)
  • Shawn/Sean/Shaun/Shawna/Shauna
  • Shea/Shay/Shealyn
  • Sheena
  • Sheila
  • Shelby (selected Fri, Dec 12, 2019!)
  • Shelly/Shelley
  • Shereen/Shirin/Shireen
  • Sherry
  • Shirley
  • Shona
  • Shoshanna
  • Shivani
  • Si
  • Siena
  • Sierra/Cierra
  • Signi (selected Sat, Jul 25, 2020!)
  • Silas
  • Simar
  • Simon/Simone (selected Sat Dec 29, 2018!) (selected Fri Dec 13, 2019!)
  • Siobhan (selected Sat, Dec 30, 2017!)
  • Skye (selected Mon, Jul 23, 2018!)
  • Sloane
  • Soai
  • Sofia/Sophie/Sophia/Sofie/Zofia
  • Solange (selected Sat, Jul 25, 2020!)
  • Solemne (selected Fri, Dec 29, 2017!)
  • Sonny
  • Sonya/Sonia
  • Soren
  • Spencer
  • Sri Kant
  • Srishti (selected Sat Jul 20 2019!)
  • StaceyStacy
  • Stefania/Stefanie/Stephanie/Steph/Stef/Steffi/Stephany (selected Sat, Dec 2, 2017!) (selected Sat Dec 14, 2019!)
  • Stelios
  • Stella
  • Steven/Stephen/Stephan/Steve/Stéphane/Stefano
  • Sunny
  • Supriya
  • Susan/Sue/Susie/Susanna/Suzanne/Suzanna/Susana/Suzy (selected Sat, Dec 9, 2017!)
  • Syeda (selected Mon Dec 16, 2019!)
  • Sydney/Sydnee/Sid/Sidney (selected Fri, Dec 12, 2019!)
  • Sylvie/Silvia
  • Sylvain
  • Tabitha
  • Taitu
  • Tallulah (selected Mon Jul 22 2019!)
  • Tamara/Tammy
  • Tang
  • Tania/Tanya
  • Tara/Terri/Terry (selected Tue Jul 21, 2020!)
  • Taranjit
  • Tarik/Tarek
  • Taryn
  • Tatiana
  • Taylor
  • Téa/Thea
  • Teagan
  • Tehya/Tia (selected Thu, Dec 13, 2018!) (selected Sat Jul 27, 2019!)
  • Temur
  • Terrence/Terry/Teresa/Theresa/Terri
  • Tess/Tessa/Tressa/Tesia
  • Thalia
  • Theo/Theodore/Ted
  • Theresa
  • Thomas/Tom/Tommaso/Tommy
  • Tiago
  • Tiffany
  • Tiiu
  • Tim/Timothy (selected Wed Dec 18, 2019!)
  • Tina/Tino/Tena (selected Thu Dec 19, 2019!)
  • Toby/Tobi/Tobin
  • Todd
  • Tonito
  • Tooba
  • Toon
  • Torrin
  • Tory/Tori
  • Toshif
  • Tracy/Tracey (selected Tues Jul 23 2019!)
  • Travis
  • Trevor
  • Trish/Trisha/Tricia
  • Tristan/Tristene
  • Trixie
  • Troy
  • Trudy
  • Tucker
  • Tyler (selected Wed, Dec 4, 2019!)
  • Tyson
  • Unity
  • Urban
  • Ursula
  • Uzma
  • Xavier/Xavi
  • Valerie/Valérie/Valeria
  • Vanessa/Venessa
  • Vania/Vanja/Vanya
  • Vello
  • Velta (selected Wed, Jul 25, 2018!)
  • Vera
  • Veronica/Véronique
  • Vhari
  • Victoria/Victor/Vicky
  • Viggo
  • Vikas (selected Fri Jul 26, 2019!)
  • Vince/Vincent/Vini/Vinnie (selected Thu Dec 19, 2019!)
  • Violet
  • Virgil
  • Virginia
  • Vishva
  • Vivienne/Vivian/Viv (selected Sun, Dec 3, 2017!)
  • Wally
  • Walker
  • Wanda
  • Ward
  • Warren
  • Wayden/Wade
  • Wayne
  • Wendy
  • Werner
  • Wesley/Wes
  • West
  • William/Will/Wil/Willem
  • Wilma
  • Wilson
  • Winnie/Winona/Wynona (selected Fri, Dec 8, 2017!)
  • Winston
  • Woodjina
  • Wren
  • Wyatt
  • Wynn
  • Xhevalier
  • Yaseen (selected Mon, Dec 23, 2019!)
  • Yol
  • Yonatan
  • Youssef
  • Yusu (selected Sun Dec 8, 2019!)
  • Yves
  • Yvonne (selected Wed, Dec 12, 2018!)
  • Zac/Zack/Zachary (selected Tue Dec 4, 2018!)
  • Zahra/Zara
  • Zander/Sander/Xander (selected Sat, Jul 25, 2020!)
  • Zeinab
  • Zinaida (selected Thu, Jul 23, 2020!)
  • Zoe/Zoey (selected Fri, Dec 21, 2018!)
  • Zoltan
  • Zukhra

 

Canada here, Canada there, Canada everywhere …

Could there be a more amazing country? There is something so great at this time of year especially this year, when summer finally begins and our Women’s National Soccer Team takes centre stage. Of course, there’s Canada Day, a day like no other in our nation’s capital.

 

1. Here … at 102 Fairmont … 

 

The name of the day is back for June, with a special theme … See your name … get a cone that day!

 

 

2. There … in France … 

 

Stop into 102 Fairmont to cheer Canada on with a sign, or a ball. Post it to #CanadaRed and #CANWNT …

 

 

 

3. And everywhere … across Ottawa …

 

 

 

Easter Treats, Trash Pandas & #CoverMeOttawa …

Could there be anything better than the anticipation of an Ottawa spring? Melting snow, the first crocus bloom, and critters … lots and lots of critters … 

 

Some of those critters are more famous than others. One of them, Bert the Raccoon, had its origins right here in Ottawa!

 

Over the years, the raccoon has become known as the Trash Panda, for obvious reasons, as this article explains

 

And so, inspired by spring and critters, a new flavour was born … made of Oreo cookies, malted fudge ripple, raspberry swirl and Rold Gold pretzels … brought to life by local illustrator Allie MacAllister and now available at 102 Fairmont in scoops or pints and online!

 

 

On to #CoverMeOttawa! For some time, YOW Weather Records has been pointing out that Ottawa’s snow cover is record-breaking …

 

 

In honour of that, uh, feat, #CoverMeOttawa was born – a playlist of favourite covers with entries being eligible to win a Merry Dairy Easter Egg Ice Cream Cake … with the idea that we could beat the number of snow cover days with the number of cover songs in this playlist. And (hopefully!) that’s been done with a playlist that is now over 180 songs strong! 

 

Entries are open until draw time, Sunday, April 14th at 8pm. Enter your cover in the comments below! Want to hear the playlist? Search #CoverMeOttawa on Spotify or Google Play Music!

 

 

And what about those Easter treats? Add your cover to #CoverMeOttawa in the comments below for a chance to win your choice or an Easter Egg Ice Cream Cake or a Sweet Lemon Easter Pie!

 

 

 

What’s New and Soon-to-be-New at The Merry Dairy

With spring itching to spring, it’s easier to say goodbye to winter with thoughts of things new. And with new in mind, here are five new things at The Merry Dairy this springlysummerly season. PS – Looking to order a Sweet Lemon Ice Cream Pie? Click here 🙂

 

1. Tracking the Trucks from 2012 to now!

 

It all started in 2012 with a truck that could be tracked as seen in this ancient Instagram post 🙂

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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And now, in 2019, it’s time for two trucks – one with frozen custard soft serve and scoops, and a second scoops-only truck. And with that in mind, we are happy to announce a new addition to the family – a 1976 Grumman Stepvan that is being refreshed and rewrapped and will be ready for our real spring in May. Interested in booking this newest member of the family? Visit catering at TheMerryDairy.com!

 

 

2. Flavours Now Updated Every Day at TheMerryDairy.com!

 

 

Wondering what’s being scooped today at 102 Fairmont? Now a quick visit to The Merry Dairy’s homepage shows all the flavours available that day. Flavours change daily, sometimes more often than that! Have a flavour to suggest? Call 613-680-3144 or write info@themerrydairy.com!

 

 


3. More options!

 

Being nut free has meant being able to serve an entire community of people who would otherwise not be able to enjoy a cone! Non-dairy and vegan options open up that possibility for many others! Handmade Merry Pops have always been a non-dairy option, and we’re pleased to announce we are expanding our options to include nut-free vegan scoops made fresh in store at 102 Fairmont! Just like in the image above, vegan flavours are updated daily.  Suggestions for flavours welcome at info@themerrydairy or 613-680-3144  – and just remember they need to be nut free!

 

 


4. Even more options!

 

In addition to The Merry Dairy’s signature midwest-style vanilla frozen custard, topped with our very own salted caramel, chocolate, strawberry or other sauces, starting later this spring, we’ll also be offering a fresh custard flavour of the day! Check the website and social media for the calendar of what flavour will be featured when. Have a flavour you want … once again, that number is 613-680-3144 or info@themerrydairy.com … And the truck returns to 102 Fairmont as well with The Merry Dairy’s Jersey-style soft serve!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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a scoop of vanilla midwestern style frozen custard pairs perfectly with a roasted peach sticky bun!🍑 #treatoftheday #frozencustard #vanillafrozencustard #ottawaeats #peaches🍑#roastedpeaches

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5. And finally, A Merry Canada Day Across Ottawa!
 

 
Hosting a bash on Canada Day Eve June 30 or Canada Day itself? Track a Maple Leaf festooned Merry Dairy truck straight to your door anywhere in Ottawa! Booking details to be published soon, stay tuned to The Merry Dairy’s Facebook page for information! Not here for Canada Day? Watch out for sign up details for Truckin’ for Mom (May 12, 2019) and Back to School on Labour Day* weekend!

 

 

*er, Labour Day should never be discussed before the month of August … webmaster

Did someone say gift?

A gift of a small cone of your choice, today on this snowy Saturday, March 30, 2019 for all subscribers of The Scoop, current and new. Simply show a copy of today’s edition when you visit 102 Fairmont between noon and 9pm today!

Reading this on Sunday, March 31? Today it’s a buck off a cone – just show your scoop newsletter during your visit to 102 Fairmont!

 

 

Wakey, wakey … February 2nd is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!

Photo Credit: MJ Boswell from Annapolis, Md, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Started by a mom in Rochester, NY at the mid-point of winter, National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is, according to Wikipedia, now celebrated in countries all over the world including Canada, Nepal, Namibia, Germany, New Zealand, Honduras, China and Israel.


Whether it’s six more weeks of winter or not, The Merry Dairy reopens on February 2! Come on down between 8am and 2pm for a waffle topped with special flavours – oatmeal “chookie, coffee, Froot Loops, Grape-Nuts, blueberry lemon, maple frozen custard and candied bacon, roasted banana, London fog, strawberry sunrise Merry pops, and of course chocolate & vanilla!


Wear your PJs and get a free hot chocolate or coffee! Vegan flavours – toasted coconut, blood orange sorbet, grapefruit sorbet!

A $5 tag to say thank you for 2018!

What a year 2018 was! Our first full year of operation included lots of new flavours, a fantastic team, and some awesome events. And as 2018 comes to an end, it’s a reminder that a great time to give is now.

For the final weekend of 2018 before we close for the month of January, The Merry Dairy will be giving a $5 gift certificate (one per email address!) to all who tag their favourite charity in the comments below, or on these Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts!

Then just fill in this short form (also below) so that we can email your gift certificate to you by email in early January! But make sure you’ve done this by midnight on Sunday, December 30! On December 31, we’ll do a post listing all the charities.


We’ll get the list rolling by tagging OrKidstra, who was our charity of choice for December when we committed a portion of our sales all month. We are happy to report we beat our own goal and raised over $500! Thank you for making The Merry Dairy part of your holiday tables, birthdays and other special events!

Here’s to Orkidstra!


There are so many great organizations in Ottawa that do so many great things. One of those is Orkidstra. This month, Merry Dairy customers learned that a portion of their purchases was going to help sponsor a child in one of Orkdistra’s wonderful programs.

We are happy to report that we reached our goal and were able to raise over $500! Thank you for including us on your dinner tables, birthdays, weddings, special events, bike rides, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Canada Day, Porchfest Day, and of course, National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!

And now it’s our turn to say thank you to you with a small Merry Dairy gift. See this post for more details!