Opening day here in east Tn was Aug 15th. My dealer was paying 260 to start, and he has already jumped to 328.00 a dried pound. He buys it green and gives something like 5.25-5.50 a wet ounce. Figuring I lose about 65% weight, his green price equals out to the same as his dry price. I am feeling good about the market this year and think I am going to save mine as a Christmas fund, just like my Papaw used to do. If it wasn't for ginseng, alot of us would have a bad Christmas morning.