About Us

The name Third Day Market came to life in the summer of 2016. On the search for a name the represented our faith and love for all things that grow, Genesis 1:13 found its way into our minds, and we quickly realized we had found our home.


12: And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.


13: And the evening and the morning were the third day.


In our logo you will find two leaves cradling the sun and opening like a flower pod. This represents nature, new beginnings, hope and growth.

Family Values

We are a full service garden center, nursery, home décor and gift shop serving the Northwest corner of North Carolina. We are a family-owned and operated business where we take pride in providing everything you need (and more!) to bring out the best in your home and garden.


20 years ago, this dream started out as a road-side stand at this same location. We would sell pots and hanging baskets during the spring, and switch over to pumpkins and mums during the fall. Now, we are known for our expansive greenhouse full of seasonal plants, and our famous Pumpkin Patch.


We have over 25 years of experience as a licensed landscape contractor and run one of the top property maintenance companies in the area. We love our NC mountain home.


We thank our loyal customers who have stuck by our side since our very first days. We strive to continue to bring quality products to our area and offer professional, individual and personalized service.

What We Sell

Seasonal Decor

  • Christmas Trees
  • Wreaths and Garland
  • Pumpkins & Gourds
  • Mums & Pansies

Home Decor

  • Quality Silk Flowers
  • Wall Art
  • Lanterns & Lighting


  • Stationery
  • Candles

Garden Art

  • Glass Hummingbird Feeders
  • Windchimes
  • Wind Spinners
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Fountains
  • Flags
  • Indoor/Outdoor Containers

Quality Plants

  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Shrubs and Trees
  • Vegetables and Herbs

Meet Our Staff

Don & Jennifer Smith

Don and Jennifer are the owners here at Third Day Market. They live just down the road in Grassy Creek, NC, where they grow Christmas trees and over 250 acres of pumpkins (that can be found in our pumpkin patch!) When they’re not farming or arranging displays here at the market, they enjoy spending time with their 4 grandchildren, Harlow, Hayes, Olivia, and Landrey.

Kaitlin Carpenter

Hi, everyone! I’m Kaitlin. I’m the one behind the computer here at Third Day Market. I am the daughter of owners, Don and Jennifer Smith, wife to my husband, Sid, and “mama” to two of the wildest children you’ve ever met! I love my job here at Third Day Market- this has always been a dream of mine to open up a home and garden center.

Melanie DeBoard

Sales Associate
Melanie joined us last summer and boy are we glad she did! She is our “flower child”, and our go-to for all things floral. She is the master behind all the beautiful arrangements you see here at Third Day Market. When Melanie isn’t working with us here, she is enjoying her garden. She brings a smile to our faces every day!

Meghan Jones

Sales Associate
Meghan has been with us the longest out of all of our staff. We love her! She is our primary sales associate and our go-to for our personalized artwork (she has beautiful handwriting!) She is married to a loving husband and a mother of two elementary-aged children. She loves the Lord and it shows in her overall demeanor. We are thankful for Meghan!

Watering Staff

Come See Us!

599 Hwy 16 South, Jefferson, NC 28640
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Take the Tour

20 years ago, this dream started out as a road-side stand at this same location. A lot has changed since then.Take a look at how we’ve grown.