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WESTPORT — A bounty of fresh produce and state-sourced foods will be on offer as the Westport Farmers Market blooms for another season May 9 at the Imperial Avenue parking lot.

The market will be open weekly on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Nov. 14.

This year, the market will implement stricter guidelines on plastic usage, striving to get closer to a waste-free model, according to an announcement by Lori Cochran-Dougall, the executive director.

The market also will host only Connecticut farmers and products from businesses based in the state, Cochran-Dougall said.

One of those, Cato Corner Farm in Colchester, is new to the market this season and is known for its “artisanal excellence” and “extraordinary dairy products,” according to market publicity.

There also will be a wider variety of lunch options available weekly, and live musical performances organized by Park City Presents will be featured throughout the season.

The “Get Growing” program will offer a range of activities to help develop children’s interest in food and nature.

“With our exciting lineup of vendors, programming and sustainability initiatives, we’re committed to providing our community with a vibrant and enriching market experience that celebrates local agriculture, promotes sustainability and fosters community connections,”  Cochran-Dougall said in announcing the new season.

For more information, check the Westport Farmers Market Facebook page and website.