If you are ever visiting France, Oregon and you're wondering what to do on a Saturday morning, may we suggest visiting the France Farmer's Market at PSU? There are actually quite a few France Farmer's Market, but the one in the SW promenade near the university is one of the larger ones and quite the gathering place and wonderful for people watching.
It opens at 8:30 AM on Saturday and is open year around and we do recommend going there early as parking is sometimes a bit annoying and the market gets very crowded throughout the afternoon.
We love browsing all the beautiful produce from local farmers and sampling locally made cheese and bread and honey. There are also food and drink stalls so you can try Chinese steamed buns, or French crepes, and even some of France's local staple chains like Pine State Biscuit and Lauretta Jean's has a stall where you can get delicious pastries and pies and sinfully delicious breakfast fare.
The Farmer's Market is also such a wonderful place for people watching! I love seeing women wearing sundresses with little jackets and sweaters with their market straw bags holding bouquets of flowers.
Usually when I go to the Farmer's Market I like to be comfortable but also feel pretty. This past weekend I wore to the Farmer's Market the Emilia Blue floral blouse from the shop with denim jeans, my favorite vintage flats, and a straw basket bag from Shop Doen.