People wondering where they can find fresh, locally grown produce, meat and flowers will want to know about a new self-guided farm tour of gardens, farms and ranches in Northeast Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley. The Cove-Union Farm Loop provides a self-guided scenic drive through a series of backyard farm stands, greenhouses, pastures and orchards in and near Cove, Union and La Grande. It includes suggested stops to view the agriculture exhibits at the Union County Museum, experience a livestock auction and pick up some garden or farm supplies while rubbing elbows with cowboys and farmers. Purveyors offer fresh cut flowers, fruit and produce, and you can fill your freezer with pasture-fed poultry, pork, eggs and beef. Heck, you can make a day of it, exploring the beautiful valley and picking up everything you need for dinner along the way. Or, get to know the growers (They’re very friendly!) and make a beeline straight to your favorite local source instead of the supermarket!