September - Enjoy Local Apples and Plant Your Garden

September is the start of some cool weather in Arkansas. The recent rain has revived some of our farmer's summer crops and fall seedlings. As such, the summer produce season is starting to fade and we are welcoming in a few fall fruits and veggies.

Available at the Farmstand

What can you expect to find at the Farmstand this summer? The list below details what is in season in our local area! Although our fresh produce available changes from week to week, so call in if you are looking for something specific!

Fruit and Veggies

Apples, Onions, Acorn and Spaghetti Squash, Muscadines, Grapes, Tomatoes, Nectarines, Peaches, Okra, Peppers, Potatoes, Carrots, Collards, Swiss Chard, Eggplant, Herbs, Garlic, Radishes, Microgreens, Cucumbers, and Summer Squash.


Zinnias, Sunflowers, Gomphrena, Ornamental Basil, Dahlias, and Marigolds.

New Artisan Goods

  • Pink House Alchemy - Blackberry and blackberry sage fruit syrups
  • Maria's Homemade Country Fare - Pickled okra
  • Ralston Family Rice - Rice grits
  • Mundi Sauce - Hot sauces and Bloody Mary mixes
  • Southern Seed Garlic - Garlic powder and garlic salt
  • Loblolly - Seasonal varieties

Plant in Your Garden

Now is the time to plant your fall garden! Early and mid-September are when you want to get your plants in the ground unless we see an extreme heat wave roll through Arkansas. But as the weather is right now, it is just about time to get your fall crops in the ground. 

In the garden at Bell Urban Farm, we are transitioning flower rows to cold hardy annuals and are drying our summer Gomphrena to use in wreaths later this fall. 

Fruits and Veggies

Kale, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Collards, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Radishes, Bok Choy, Turnips, Beets, and Garlic.


Cold hardy annuals include flowers like Bachelor Buttons, Snapdragons, Ammi, Dara, Statice, Rudbeckia, Campanula, Feverfew, and Nigella.

It is a good rule of thumb to get your cool hardy annuals, six to eight weeks before your first frost date so that they have time to develop root systems, helping them survive during the winter.

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