Ginseng to Sell
Answered by: Richard Alan Miller
Question from: Debbie Stanley
Posted on: October 15, 2001

I was hoping that you could me find a buyer close to where i live. I live in Canton, Ohio. I have looked in the yellow pages, but I’m not sure what to look under.

The ginseng markets are in full swing right now [October]. I can offer several buyers, but no one locally to your region of Ohio. They exist, of course, but I am uncertain where to send you. So, try

Ray Bowkley, Blue Ridge Botanicals, tel. (828) 297-5230

Chuck Wanzer, US Nutraceuticals, Inc., (828) 265-0103

Both are previous to Wilcox Natural Products, the primary buyer for this crop. While they may not be buying they certainly will know who is in your region of Ohio.

If you work Yellow Pages, your best shot for the Mid-West would be under such listing as "roots and hide" companies, and other non-timber forest floor products. Often they include mushroom buying stations and other local resources of that type.

If you still can’t find anything, let me know and I will dig further.

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