The Rhubarb Stalk Exchange 2023 is now open! (And meet Rhub the Rube)

The 2023 Rhubarb Stalk Exchange is now closed. Thank you for your rhubarb! Find rhubarb ice cream scooped or online here (while supplies last!)


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 a chance to win a Merry Dairy gift certificate? Copy and paste your question and Rhub the Rube’s answer in the comments below! With Rhub the Rube’s help, we’ll select three of the best, quirkiest, fun, interesting etc. questions and answers from the posted comments. So as Rhub the Rube says, AMA!



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

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.

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 2 stalks of rhubarb collected
Quality, cleanliness, and trim to be awarded on a scale of 1 to 10

The point score for rhubarb is subject to change without notice!


Example A:

20 stalks of wonderfully ripe rhubard, beautifully cleaned and expertly trimmed =
10 x 10 x 10 x 10  = 10000/1000 = $10.00 of $ RHUBCOIN $


Example B:

20 stalks of overripe, unwashed, leafy rhubarb that we probably won’t use =
10 x 3 x 3 x 2 = 180/1000 or 18 cents of $ RHUBCOIN $


Example C:

15 stalks of underripe, washed, and trimmed rhubarb that we probably won’t use =
1.5 x 3 x 9 x 9 = 5832 = 36 cents 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 even the rhubarb process has a limit.


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



Rhubarb drop-off is between noon-8 pm Tuesday to Saturday. Please include your name and email on tape, paper, or even directly on the bag. Your rhubarb will be judged by our team of very judgy people, and your $ RHUBCOIN $ code will follow by email.🌱 💰

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


Read (and listen to) the 2021 Poems of Rhubarb!


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









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