The Rhubarb Stalk Exchange


The rhubarb stalk exchange is now closed for 2021!

Thank you for the rhubarb!

Read (and listen to) The Poems of Rhubarb!


The Rhubarb Stalk Exchange: Check your patches – get your crop judged – then get your $ RHUBCOIN $


Hear the interview on CBC Ottawa morning and on As It Happens (begins at 1:05:20!


After an initial coin offering that saw hundreds of stalks exchanged last week at The Rhubarb Stalk Exchange at 102 Fairmont, $ RHUBCOIN $ has returned to its normal price of one point for every four stalks of rhubarb! Got 36 trimmed, clean and ripe rhubarb? That will score one pint of ice cream!


Or submit an ode to Rhubarb for a chance at a Merry Dairy gift certificate!



It’s that time of year when patches of rhubarb poke through the fresh springtime earth and repopulate backyards all across our city. 

And it grows, and grows and grows. In this modern age of crypto-value, you can turn your rhubarb into a redeemable $ RHUBCOIN $ code redeemable at for rhubarb flavoured ice cream pints or any pints of your choosing.


How much $ RHUBCOIN $ ? That’s up to you and your rhubarb patch! First, find that moment in time when your rhubarb is at its most perfect, then pluck it trim it, wash it and bring it to 102 Fairmont! Check store hours here!


How does the judging work?

$ RHUBCOIN $ will be calculated as follows:




Receive one point for every 4 stalks of rhubarb collected
Quality, cleanliness, and trim to be awarded on a scale of 1 to 10


Example A:

18 stalks of ripe rhubard, cleaned and trimmed =
4.5 x 10 x 10 x 10  = 4500/1000 = $4.50 of $ RHUBCOIN $


Example B:

36 stalks of overripe, unwashed, leafy rhubarb =
9 x 3 x 3 x 2 = 157/1000 or 16 cents of $ RHUBCOIN $


Example C:

48 stalks of underripe, washed, and trimmed rhubarb =
12 x 3 x 9 x 9 = 5832 = $2.92 of $ RHUBCOIN $


Can I appeal my judgment? Yes! A Merry Dairy team member will accept the appeal and consult with a fellow team member to validate or change the ruling based on the appeal.


Can I appeal the appeal? Um, at some point we have to admit that the rhubarb process has a limit.


And don’t forget to tune in on social media for regular $ RHUBCOIN $ reports on 

Rhubard Stalks and Rhubard Dairy and Vegan Treats! 

Note: The RSE (Rhubarb Stalk Exchange) can stop trading without warning in order to preserve the value of $ RHUBCOIN $.



Our first flavours are Rhubarb Cheesecake pints and Rhubarb Ginger pies! New flavours will be inspired as your rhubarb patches arrive! Look for the rhubarb sign at our Gladstone window.


Rhubarb drop-off is between 3-8 pm Tuesday to Saturday. Because of distancing, include your name and email on tape, paper, or even directly on the bag. Your rhubarb will be judged on the spot, and your $ RHUBCOIN $ code will follow by email.🌱 💰


Looking for tips and growing and harvesting your rhubarb? Click here!








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