Ginseng, Black Cohosh, Blood Root, Mayapple
Answered by: Richard Alan Miller
Question from: Greg
Posted on: May 02, 2011

My area of Eastern Kentucky has large amounts of these herbs. As a result of some good local management and enforcement, ginseng is coming back. Do you know of any buyers in this area?

That is very cool to hear about native wild stands of Ginseng coming into the habitat. Because I took early retirement, my prices are not current. To help make them so I called a farmer and friend with these crops. I continue to find his opinions valid.

Black Cohosh US$ 6.25/lb., FOB (COG) 3rd years forest farmer (2,200/lbs/acre)

Goldenseal US$42.00/lb., FOB (COG 3rd years forest farmer (1,800/lbs/acre)

Bloodroot US$ 7.40/lb., FOB (COG) 3rd years forest farmer (2,600/lbs/acre)

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