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About Michael Hunter By, Michael Hunter
 You could say that I was literally born into the ginseng business My Mother still enjoys telling the story of how Dad took her out hunting for ginseng three days before I was born.  Early fall is when the berries start to turn red and Dad always enjoyed his bow hunting, the October season, here in Michigan, coincides very nicely with ginseng harvesting.

My Dad felt that it was important that I be able to live off the land, as well as be able to live in a conventional society.  He was a product of the depression era, and grew up in extremely hard times.  Ginseng was one of the things that did move in the depression, that and black walnut logs.  For the last thirty-two years, I have worked as a timber cruiser for American Veneer Company, this also gave me an excellent chance to pursue the hunt of the wild ginseng.

I worked a number of years in the Minnesota and Wisconsin regions and got very involved with the woods growers of ginseng.  They used to have me come in and balance the woods, so that we could get the light right in the forest.  

  Dad and I wanted to get into the idea of commercially growing ginseng.  We were getting there in '73, when they passed the endangered species act which included ginseng. 13 of the 14 ginseng growing states passed commercial ginseng laws, Michigan would not. The passing of the 1994 ginseng law here in Michigan, opened up this territory.

Dad wanted to grow ginseng for his retirement, I am trying to go on to make his dream a reality.  Timber season ends in early spring when the sap starts to rise, I usually spent my summers out in the gold fields of the western states.  Originally as a prospector looking for the mother lode, but as the years passed, I found it was much more interesting to be a mining guide, taking the weekend prospectors out.

The real enjoyment is in the finding! The last two years have produced some very serious changes in my life. Tendonitis, A old mining injury to my right arm, has come back to haunt me.  This along with the injury to my left hand, has led me to early retirement.  I am going to continue on with the business, so I am using this web site to write a new book.  It will be about growing ginseng, forestry, fishing, recreational gold and diamond prospecting and river reclamation.  It will be dedicated to balancing man, nature and seeing Ginseng reestablished in my lifetime. I intend to continue my ginseng seed business and research. I feel that I can do more to reestablishing ginseng into its Natural Environment with a web page, than any other way. 

"Our Family"  Has Been in the Ginseng Business for 196 Years.
About Michael Hunter By, Michael Hunter
 You could say that I was literally born into the ginseng business My Mother still enjoys telling the story of how Dad took her out hunting for ginseng three days before I was born.  Early fall is when the berries start to turn red and Dad always enjoyed his bow hunting, the October season, here in Michigan, coincides very nicely with ginseng harvesting.

My Dad felt that it was important that I be able to live off the land, as well as be able to live in a conventional society.  He was a product of the depression era, and grew up in extremely hard times.  Ginseng was one of the things that did move in the depression, that and black walnut logs.  For the last thirty-two years, I have worked as a timber cruiser for American Veneer Company, this also gave me an excellent chance to pursue the hunt of the wild ginseng.

I worked a number of years in the Minnesota and Wisconsin regions and got very involved with the woods growers of ginseng.  They used to have me come in and balance the woods, so that we could get the light right in the forest.  

  Dad and I wanted to get into the idea of commercially growing ginseng.  We were getting there in '73, when they passed the endangered species act which included ginseng. 13 of the 14 ginseng growing states passed commercial ginseng laws, Michigan would not. The passing of the 1994 ginseng law here in Michigan, opened up this territory.

Dad wanted to grow ginseng for his retirement, I am trying to go on to make his dream a reality.  Timber season ends in early spring when the sap starts to rise, I usually spent my summers out in the gold fields of the western states.  Originally as a prospector looking for the mother lode, but as the years passed, I found it was much more interesting to be a mining guide, taking the weekend prospectors out.

The real enjoyment is in the finding! The last two years have produced some very serious changes in my life. Tendonitis, A old mining injury to my right arm, has come back to haunt me.  This along with the injury to my left hand, has led me to early retirement.  I am going to continue on with the business, so I am using this web site to write a new book.  It will be about growing ginseng, forestry, fishing, recreational gold and diamond prospecting and river reclamation.  It will be dedicated to balancing man, nature and seeing Ginseng reestablished in my lifetime. I intend to continue my ginseng seed business and research. I feel that I can do more to reestablishing ginseng into its Natural Environment with a web page, than any other way. 

"Our Family"  Has Been in the  Ginseng Business for 196 Years.  Ginseng has been in our family for many generations.  It began with my great-great-great Grandfather who, in 1812, married a Seneca Chieftain's daughter and became one of Michigan's pioneers in the Ginseng and Fur business.
He worked for the J J Astor Fur Co., out of Fort Detroit. 

 Harold G. Hunter, my father, was a Ginseng Dealer for over 50 years.  All of the local ginseng gatherers used to bring their Ginseng to him, and he would market it for them.
I am trying to follow his foot steps. 

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Glacial Ginseng Co.  Is Buying!
"Wild, Wild
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How To Sell Wild and Woods Grown Ginseng Roots

 


Sell locally and around the World

We consign export and domestic quality roots and seeds from individual growers and then market through our web site and other Global Resources.

Through our World Language Translator, Glacial Ginseng Company does business in twenty five languages, including Chinese and Japanese.

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Glacial Ginseng Co. Will be Taking Consignments of Woods Grown and Wild Ginseng Roots and Seeds This Fall.

It is a little early to set Real Firm Prices Yet, but Woods Grown Ginseng Roots should be between $70.00 and $125.00 per Pound.

Wild Ginseng is From $275.00 to $300.00 per Pound.

You will be responsible for all necessary Paper Work Required, by Your State, For Exporting. Contact Your Department of Agriculture for Details.

Glacial Ginseng Co. Receives a 10% Commission on all Sales.

Samples are Required.  1/2 Pound of Wild Ginseng Roots or 1 Pound of Woods Grown Roots.  Please Make Your Samples Represent a Good Example of both your best and not so best. 

These Samples Will Be applied to Our Commission at Full Market Value.  In the Event of not being able to negotiate a sale At The Above Prices, Samples will be Applied to Handling Charges.

Please Send Sample Roots to

Glacial Ginseng Co.

The Ginseng market, along with the rest of the herbal industry is going self regulating.  The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are going to be putting the active ingredients and the percent levels that they contain on their labels.  They won't be buying ginseng roots with 4% ginsitis levels, they will be wanting Woods Grown Ginseng Roots with ginsitis levels of 18%, high FB 1 and FB 2 counts, as found in Wild Ginseng Roots. 

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Two Woods Grown Ginseng Roots with Necks and Tails. Necks usually Start in The 7 th Year and add 1 Growth ring each year after.  These are 25 to 35 years old Ginseng Roots.

 

The price for Ginseng roots is based on the appearance of the roots, as well as the ginsitis levels in the roots and how it was grown.
You must provide certificate or other papers required by local ginseng laws.
We are a Michigan licensed ginseng dealer #D99-001. Authority: Act 184, PA 1994
We do not buy wild Michigan ginseng roots, as it is illegal in Michigan to harvest wild ginseng.  We will, however, purchase wild ginseng seeds, where Legal.

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Ginseng Seed Kits
Starting At $49.95

The Equipment We Plant Our Seeds With.

Suggested commercial woods planting is about 40 Pounds to the Acre.  You should be realizing about 10 pounds of seed back for each pound planted in 4 years and about 40 pounds of roots for each pound of seed planted in 7 years.  If you take care of your plants you might do twice that.
We guarantee no dried out hulls.  The hull is what the embryo feeds on as it develops.
Further Instructions are in the "Ginseng Growers Guide" by, Michael Hunter

"5 Pound Special"

"Glacial Gold"
      Ginseng Seed Kit  $299.95


Includes everything you need to start growing your own Ginseng: Five Pounds (Appo. 35,000 Seeds) of Stratified Cross Bred Ginseng Seeds, Including Woods Grown, "Ginseng Growers Guide" by, Michael Hunter, Two Soil Testing Kits, Performs 20 Tests for Proper PH (Proper PH for Ginseng is 5.5 to 6.5) and 20 Survey Flags (These Metal Survey Flags Draw Static Electricity During Storms and this releases the Nitrogen Trapped in The Decomposing Forest Floor).  Should be Planted on about 22,000 square feet.

99 Ginseng Seed Prices

"Glacial Gold"
Ginseng Seeds

1 to 5 Pounds

$74.00 (US) per lb.

6 to 10 Pounds

$68.00 (US) per lb.

11 to 20 Pounds

$64.00 (US) per lb.

21 to 49 Pounds

$62.00(US) per lb.

50 to 99 Pounds

$58.00 (US) per lb.

100 Pounds or more

$54.00 (US) per lb.

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During the Fall Planting Season, we are standing by to take your orders and credit card information  from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM E.S.T. Monday through Saturday.  (Personal Checks and C.O.D.'s are also welcome.) Michael Hunter is often available to answer brief questions and take your order personally.  If you happen to live in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, please feel free to stop by and pick up your seed orders in person.  Michael is usually around and likes to meet fellow ginseng growers.

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