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The Rhubarb Stalk Exchange is now open!

Rhubarb. It not only defies this modern age of artificial intelligence; in fact it defines this age of artificial intelligence. Please meet Rhub the Rube. Rhub the Rube is the President of the Rhubarb Stalk Exchange. Very informative, slightly annoying, and obsessed with rhubarb. Ask Rhub the Rube any question, and learn how rhubarb is the answer. Want… Read more »

Moms & AI & Ice Cream

Remember when you told your mom about a new friend? Your mom might have said, Have fun but play safe! And so, meet Murray, The Merry Dairy Flavour Chatbot! Murray is The Merry Dairy’s new friend, and Murray wants to help us celebrate Mothers Day! And remember when on Mothers Day morning, you might have concocted some treat, made up of whatever… Read more »

The Snow Pile and the Great Spring March

This is was the snow pile at 102 Fairmont. Its slow melt was tracked by PileVision (see video below) until the pile was suddenly removed due to an unscheduled contractor’s adjustment. Photos will be were posted (almost) daily to track our progress to spring. Guess the date and exact time that it will be fully melted away. The guess… Read more »

One week ago today …

If you can help, we’d love to say thank you   One week ago, on the coldest night of the year, a pipe burst in the Salus apartments on Scott Street. Damage was extensive and 40 people had to leave their homes and be sheltered elsewhere in our city.   The disruption to their lives is incomprehensible as they adjust to this shock… Read more »

A Proposal

Read the letters to the Canadian Dairy Commission, The Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Dairy Processors Association of Canada. Local Wholesale A proposal regarding shopkeeper-distributors under the Milk Act   For almost 60 years the Milk Act has existed to “stimulate, increase and improve the producing of milk within Ontario.” This proposal concerns the shopkeeper-distributor designation in the… Read more »

A thank you  (Part I)

There is no other way to say it except to simply say thank you. The past few days, while a blur, will over time, become a blip.  We will never forget the overwhelming support and goodwill from a community that included people from all across our amazing city, and from many other places too.   We want to thank… Read more »

A thank you (Part II)

Okay! Enough with the serious stuff! It’s ice cream! And as much as we want to say thank you – it’s way more fun to show our thanks! And so that’s why we’re announcing the Pints Across Ottawa Tour 2022! And what is the Pints across Ottawa Tour? It will start with The Merry Dairy truck visiting our (now former dairy) wholesalers… Read more »

National Ice Cream Month Contest Ballot

Click on the image above to download and print your ballot! Don’t forget to bring it or mail/email it to 102 Fairmont Avenue, Ottawa, K1Y 1X6 by 9pm on July 31, 2022   Or get your own copy of Great Scoops and be entered with each purchase! (Contest open to residents of Ontario only)   Yeppers. It’s been just over 10… Read more »

Canada Day 2022

Last year Canada Day felt different as we absorbed that the suffering of children in residential schools was even greater than many could have imagined. Memories carried in the hearts of loved ones, as faded as they might be over time, have the chance for all of us to know their names, and remember that they were loved before they were taken away and abandoned by a system… Read more »

Press Release

Rhubarb Stalk Exchange Set to Open for 2022 Harvest $Rhubcoin$ returns! Here’s how it works! Ottawa – May 31, 2022 –  Unfettered by recent events, rhubarb patches across the fair city of Ottawa have flourished. Is it a weed in need of a deed? Fret not, rhubarbers! It is now time to trim that patch, bring your catch, and then… Read more »