Chain Mail Chicken – Cluckin’ Chuck goes to the Farmer’s Market in Edmonton with Ian McKenzie

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Chain Mail Chicken, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

If you have been following the adventures of Chain Mail Chicken you’ll know that Chain Mail’s cousins stepped up to the plate after his kidnapping to travel the world in his place. Our first report from the field is from Cluckin’ Chuck who visited the Edmonton’s Farmer’s Market with photographer Ian McKenzie. Cluckin’ Chucks tells us about his adventures below:

A visit to Edmonton’s City Market by Cluckin’ Chuck
While in Edmonton, I had a chance to check out the downtown City Market. I wasn’t too sure about going until I saw the market’s logo. I knew it was the place to be.
©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

It was a cloudy, blustery day, but there were loads of people everywhere. You would think most of them had never seen a rubber chicken at a market. Every time I checked out one of the stalls, people would stop what they were doing to watch.
I pretty was impressed with the various vegetable vendors, Doef’s Greenhouses, Edgar Farms and plenty of B.C. fruit.
©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

None of these stalls were selling any of my relatives. If fact, as near as I could tell, there was no chicken for sale in the entire market; a big plus in my books. However, I did come across a stall with cartons of future nieces and nephews from the organic side of the family.
©Ian McKenzie - My future relatives fresh to your plate!

©Ian McKenzie – My future relatives fresh to your plate!

As well. there were loads of craft vendors selling everything from jewelry to clothing. Nothing I tried on fit very well. I did check out a number of colourful wallets at one stall, but in the end, couldn’t find just the right one for my personality.
©Ian McKenzie - Among the crafts

©Ian McKenzie – Among the crafts

I met a lot of people. Apart from those gawking at me, there were friendly folk who said hello. Christine from Shooting Star Ranch seemed to know all about the family and wanted a photo with me.
©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

There were musicians performing around the market, and I stopped for a bit and listened to Kyler Schogen playing the blues.
©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

It was a satisfying, but tiring morning. I was glad to find a nice little coffee shop to rest and enjoy an Americano and Danish.
©Ian McKenzie

©Ian McKenzie

If you’re in Edmonton on a Saturday, I recommend you leave yourself some time to visit the City Market.

About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and pure wilderness.

5 Comments

  1. Clara
    May 31, 2013

    I would not have recognized Christine if I had met her on a street. This chicken can find marvelous people as well as good venturing.

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    • Christine
      May 31, 2013

      Thanks Clara !! I had to run up to Ian and ask him to take my picture. And for Darwin I kept my eyes open !

  2. eremophila
    May 31, 2013

    Wonderful!!! Loved them all, but especially the one with the eggs :-)

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  3. David Heilman
    June 1, 2013

    No wonder Chuck needed a rest…he had a pretty busy morning!

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  4. Carolyn
    June 15, 2013

    Well Ian you continually amaze me as to how you get around and photograph the neatest things. You have a wonderful eye!!! Now, where did you find that chicken/

    Reply

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