10 Tips for Shopping a Farmer's Market Like a Meal Planning Pro. The first full week of June each year is Local Food Week in Ontario, Canada. And personally, I like to make a pretty big deal about Local Food Week, in part because I grew up on a farm. As a family, we’ve been needing an activity that gets us outside and enjoying the fresh air. We love celebrating Local Food Week by visiting a farmers market stand or two, and building all of the fresh ingredients into our weekly food and meal plan. These 10 tips will help you determine how to build a flexible grocery list that uses seasonal ingredients, and allows you to shop for your groceries at the farmer's market without feeling over-purchasing or feeling overwhelmed.