O K Frank They are paying $1.00 to $1.25 for green black co-hosh. They did not normally buy green but so many folk had tried to dry it and got mold on it they decided to buy and dry. I got $4.50 for my chopped washed and dried. I got $ 17.50 lb.for my blood root. $180.00 for my green sane.They were happy with my cleanness and preparation,and said they would buy all the co-hosh and blood root and sane I could bring them. Hope this helps Ya.
Thanks for the prices and info! I would have to sell pretty much any Black Cohosh, Bloodroot and many other herbs that I can dig as green since I do not have any place to dry the roots. Although I have a storage shed that I could build drying racks inside, it does not have moisture barrier underneath the concrete slab and although the roof is vented, it not only gets extremely hot inside but also gets very humid inside of it, especially with all of the rain we have been getting. My' double open-door garage is no better due to no moisture barrier underneath the concrete slab as well. Either when these were done, they either did not believe they needed a moisture barrier or did not know any better! Maybe I will look into sealing the concrete floor in the storage shed, cut vents low and high in the walls, install mesh wire over the vent holes and install several fans to vent the excessive.
Some may think that I am BS'ing but on about a 10 mile stretch of road in the National Forest near here, I could probably fill the bed of my' 1999 Ford Ranger pickup 20 to 30 times or more with just Black Cohosh roots from the plants growing alongside the road. Yep, it is that thick! If I traveled 50 to 100 yards off the road and dug Black Cohosh, then I could probably fill the bed that many more times again.
They is plenty of it for sure.The hardest part is washing it.I take a hatchet and chop it up in about 3/4 inch chunks and take the pressure washer to it.I can dig a sack full in 30 min and it takes me a good hour to chop and wash it.I told the fellow I was giving him the root he was paying me for cleaning it. lol
Hope you still look here now and then. I am a root and herb buyer. I do not buy ginseng, but do buy about 200 other roots and herbs, both popular ones, and ones almost no one has heard of. I pay well and on time. I'm looking for a reliable supplier. You sound like you might be just that. If you want to supplement your income in a stable ongoing way, please get in touch with me.
Yours, Pa Bro