From the farmers' market website:
Our farmers market began as an idea a small group of Nelson County farmers had in the mid 90's. This group wanted to provide a place where local farmers could sell high-quality produce directly to customers and promote their individual businesses.
They set up their first market on property owned by Joan Gibson in Nellysford (now the site of Wells Fargo Bank). This dedicated group of farmers set up individual tents each Saturday and slowly began to attract more and more customers. In 1997, they decided to form an official "Cooperative" and in December received approval from the SCC.
When Joan passed away, Wintergreen Realty Company permitted the farmers to move to their property. Today, High Country Associates and Wintergreen Property Owners Association generously allow the use of their land at the entrance of Stoney Creek/Wintergreen Resort as home to the Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative. READ MORE HERE