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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 »

The Merry Dairy Sourdough Project

  It was early 2020. The pandemic had just been declared and Marlene and Amelia knew that would mean big changes to how The Merry Dairy would operate. Pivot was still a new word back then as everyone was faced with the reality of life under lockdown. Marlene and Amelia revisited an idea Amelia had pitched just before the pandemic ….. Read more »

Time Capsules …

   Over the past two months or so, passersby of 102 Fairmont would have noticed a whole bunch of construction as we replaced an old basement floor and reinforced our foundation. While almost all of that work is done, the last part of that work opens up an opportunity to bury a time capsule on the front stoop of The Merry… Read more »

Ice Cream for Breakfast @ Home – 2022 edition!

National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day returns Saturday, February 5th! On-line orders now open. Here’s the lineup! 𝙏𝙚𝙖, 𝘾𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙚 𝙤𝙧 𝙃𝙤𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙘𝙤𝙖? 🫖 Vegan Chai Tea ~ * 𝙉𝙚𝙬 with Masala Chai Classic by @sloanetea steeped in cream before churning ☕️ Vegan Coffee with chocolate freckle 🍫 Hot Cocoa 🫖 Earl Grey 𝘾𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡, 𝙏𝙤𝙖𝙨𝙩, 𝙤𝙧 𝙎𝙪𝙜𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙏𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙨? 🥣 Snap Merry Pop… Read more »

Holidays & Hunkering Down & Pints4OurTeam

  We love the holiday season. It’s a chance to have fun, make fun flavours and do fun things. This year we got to work with partners in the community like OrKidstra, and with the Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association, and the Golden Knights Hockey Association in fun fundraising efforts!   What we don’t love is Omicron. And as many have said, the… Read more »