Selling Ginseng is like drinking coffee,(it makes me a little bit nervous). Especially this year, With all I have read about buyers quitting for the year and prices being up and down.But Western NC is and will always be a different story than most other areas, I'm hoping prices will continue to climb here, but i will still probably sell by next weekend, just my general rule of thumb.
Any one heard any news for Herr in Carolina. I was told by one guy that some of the old timers are starting to leave out and the young ones are here to buy. Last I called on Monday there was no change depending on quality $700-800 lb. Less than a week from thanksgiving and it really hasn't moved since day one when they started buying. Almost like a set price of about $700 for the whole buying season. First year I've seen it really not move any. Any thoughts on this?
Well boys, I just cashed in at $800 for my last pound. Dealer said its not looking like its going to move much more then where its at. The buyers aren't really wanting to pay $800 unless it looks good and the roots are real big. I had my monster roots left over handled with extra care. My dealer had to turn one guy down who had 4 pounds, to small and over washed. So this year is all about quality not quantity. Good luck to all.. but my season is 1000% officially over.
I had a gr8 season as far as quality and quantity of roots. The pricing was ridiculous due to the crap over seas and those damn shows and all these uneducated diggers pulling anything sang up out the ground. Next year is going to be a bitch for us senior diggers. The buyers are gonna low ball the shit out of us and expect the roots to be huge and twirly as hell. Good luck guys....