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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 »

Update

Windows. In so many ways our experience as human beings is shaped by them. Our views. Our light. They can represent hope, opportunity. They can also represent separation and loss when those windows keep us in or keep us out. In Ottawa, in Parliament’s Centre Block, there is a work of art, remembrance and hope called “Giniigaaniimenaaning” or “Looking Ahead” by Christi Belcourt that “was commissioned to recognize the… Read more »

A Canada Day pause

A Canada Day pause   In one month, it will be Canada Day – a day when we celebrate what we love about Canada, and when we take a moment to reflect on what is truly important to us as citizens. It’s a day when we blow off a little steam, wear our most joyful red and white outfits, meet with friends,… Read more »

The Poems of Rhubarb

A huge thank you to people who used their imagination to write amazing Odes to our leafy friend Rhubarb. We have received over 80 poems and you can read and listen to them here on this page, as read by members of The Merry Dairy team! And now, after counting the comments and in-depth evaluation of the judges, The Merry Dairy is pleased… Read more »

L💌ve Letters*

The Merry Dairy Lonely Hearts Club 2021 edition is a love letter pandemic pick-me-up A few sandwiches a day at-no-charge between now & Feb 14th will be available at the takeaway window for anyone looking for a sweet pick-me-up And lots of Valentine Sandwiches are available at the window and at shop.themerrydairy.com We’re also looking for your favourite Merry Dairy moment to include… Read more »

Ice Cream for Breakfast (@Home) in three easy steps!

Home. It’s a great word. Especially if you’re in the home stretch, or the one who keeps the home fires burning, a member of the home team, or ok boomer, you have kept a home computer. As we enter the home stretch of winter, in this 2nd year A.C. (anno corono), you can bring home the bacon, er ice cream, as National Ice… Read more »

It’s the end of the year as we know it …

… and it’s time for us to say a huge thank you to the incredible gang that came in to work at 102 Fairmont day in and day out over the past nine months. From that initial shock of what the implications of the pandemic would mean to daily life at The Merry Dairy, to the adaption and resilience of a team of people who donned… Read more »