Just to be clear on pricing.
Quality should always over shadow quantity.
Certainly it doesn't take any more time to transact a deal for 1 pound than it does for 1 ounce in NC due to the burdensome paperwork so purchasing pounds is more desirable than dealing in ounces.
Lower quality in larger quantities means discount pricing in the marketplace.
700-720 is a reasonable price in today's market for professionally handled material.
The market for high quality well handled season collections of NC Mtn root should be stable however collections with higher than average percentages of broken up,small,damaged,red clay,and otherwise poorly handled roots should be discounted accordingly as there is a back log of this material in the marketplace.
Congrats on getting a good price Dallen, where did you get that price at if you dont mind me asking and was it higher because of high quality roots or was that the present base price, seems like yalls southern nc mountain buyers have been running about 10 to 20 dollars higher a lb all year than our northern nc mountain buyers, I'm just thinking it might be worth the hour or two drive with my 4 and a half pounds if I can get 10 or 20 more dollars a pound.
It wasnt the base price I just had decent quantity and had roots of good quality. I sold to a dealer here in franklin that I knew very well but I just called around and ask if they would match or beat prices til I was satisfied.