There has been a lot of ginseng dug this year. Also there are lot more diggers and more dealers than ever before. A lot of ginseng being held and I mean a lot. I get calls every day saying I've got 5 or I've got 15 or 20 lbs. and the problem is they want more than I can sell it for. I was talking to my buyer and he told me there was a lot poorly dug and mishandled ginseng showing up from newbies.(because of the shows).
I wonder what is going to happen on prices when the flood gates of ginseng open up if it ever does.
I buy at the farmers market at downtown square Monticello,Ky.(Wayne Co.) on Saturdays 9:30 to 12:00 EST.
I buy mostly from my local diggers and surrounding counties.
My buyer wants the short bulby roots that grows in this part of southeastern Ky.
I'm still paying $520 to $540 a lb.