WESTPORT — The “Get Growing” crafts and activities program for youngsters at Westport Farmers Market is cultivating support — to keep growing.

Collection of materials to help the program expand is planned at the Oct. 12 and 19 market sessions, which take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 50 Imperial Ave. parking lot.

Items sought for donation include: cheese cloth, paper, pom poms, markers, crayons, shells, toilet paper rolls, mini wooden ornament slabs, cookie cutters, felt, dried beans and lentils, ribbon, clay, washable paints, paper straws and white paper plates.

Get Growing activities for children, a regular feature of the weekly farmers market, are led by Mae Farrell.

“It truly brings me joy to have helped create a space that kids look forward to going to each week,” Farrell said in a publicity release. 

The farmers market “has always felt like one big family and community to me, and the [Get Growing] program has created its own community of young ones within it,” she added. “Watching and being able to help nurture kids’ creativity and artistic views is such an honor to hold.”