About Greene Commons
Greene County is called the “Gateway to the Blue Ridge,” which is an appropriate way to describe a community that connects the Greater Charlottesville region with the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah National Park, and the Appalachian Trail.
Within and around Greene County is a community of farmers and artisans who are the heart of our community. The Farmers market provides a showcase for these farmers and artisans to put their locally grown produce and locally manufactured products directly into the hands of local residents and visitors to our community.
Both the Farmers Market and the Performance Stage at Greene Commons provide a gathering area and a calendar of special events to connect the members of our community in a fun, outdoor, green space.
The Stanardsville location for the Farmers Market Pavilion and the Performance Stage is the cornerstone of a community revitalization effort. That effort, spearheaded by *STAR* (Stanardsville Area Revitalization), is a public-private partnership that is working to restore economic vitality to Greene’s historic county seat of Stanardsville.
Greene Commons represents a partnership between the Town of Stanardsville and Greene County. The construction and launch of the new community venue is made possible by grants awarded to the town and to *STAR* and the generosity of the Tourism Council. Additional sponsorships are encouraged to help ensure Greene Commons’ success.
The activities of Greene Commons are directed by a volunteer Board of Directors as well as an Advisory Board composed of citizens from the community.
Board of Directors
Town of Stanardsville Appointee
Project Manager, DHCD Grant
Virginia Co-op Extension Agent
Bill Henry Tourism Council Appointee
Andrea Whitmarsh Schools Representative
Musician, Sound Technician
Blue Ridge Coffee Crafters