Robb and Danielle Stewart took a huge leap of faith, quit 2 secure jobs, sold their house in the city, moved with their 5 month old to the mountains of North Carolina and created The Mustard Seed Market, a garden center. They opened on May 7, 1992…it snowed. They questioned their sanity! But the name of the business, which came from the parable of the mustard seed in the Bible, provided enough encouragement to keep going.
Over two decades later, with tremendous amount of hard work, wonderfully supportive customers, and dedicated seasonal team, The Mustard Seed Market has grown to become the High Country’s favorite garden shop. Despite a very seasonal business in a extreme climatic area, the love for what they are doing overshadows all the challenges. They continue to love what they started many years ago.
Robb graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Agriculture and Business. After varied experiences, including salmon farming in Scotland, shearing sheep in Wales and 4 years in the chemical industry, he and Danielle decided they really wanted to shed the wing tips and heels and start a beautiful “green” business in the High Country.