The Rhubarb Stalk Exchange


Trading on the Rhubarb Stalk Exchange will be halted for the remainder of 2022 on Sun Jun 12 at 9pm!


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


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 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 on the spot, 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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