• Patrons frequent the Westport Farmers Market on May 25 despite heavy rain. Photo: Chris Marquette / Hearst Connecticut Media / Westport News

WESTPORT — A popular town tradition since its inception in June 2006, the Westport Farmers Market is in full swing, drawing crowds from all over — even in the pouring rain.

Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Imperial Avenue market offers fresh, local produce from area farmers and restaurants, including a chef demonstration each week.

Jessica Bengtson, executive chef of Terrain Garden Cafe, will be at the market each week and is set to put on a demonstration later this season after a deluge last month put a halt to her demo.

“I think it’s more than just a farmers market. I…