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Harold G. Hunter (My Father) With A Wild Ginseng Plant, Fall of "64"

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Mom and Dad 
"Season of 41"


Dad and Wild Ginseng "Season of 64"

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I Planted These
"Season of 98"
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Rainbow Trout "Season of 07"

"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.  The passing of the 1994 ginseng law here in Michigan, opened up this territory.  As a timber cruiser, my work was seasonal.

As the sap came down in the trees and the logging operations started for the year, it was my job to mark the trees, select the more mature trees, etc;  So l have always been involved in the business.  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.

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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How To Sell Wild and Woods Grown Ginseng Roots

 

Glacial Ginseng Co.  Is Buying!
"Wild, Wild
Simulated And
Woods Grown Ginseng Roots"

 
Please pass it along to your fellow harvester. 
Dealer inquires Welcome.

Here's some pictures of some nice looking, Fresh Picked, Green Woods Grown Ginseng, 
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 Season Opens In Most States August 15th
Michigan Licensed Dealer

Alabama Ginseng Law and Regulations 

PO Box 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336

(334) 240-7225

Arkansas State Plant Board
PO Box 1089
Little Rock, AK 72203

(501) 225-1598

Ginseng Management Program
Georgia DNR, Wildlife Resources Division
2065 U.S. Highway 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025

 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Law Enforcement   One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
(217) 782-6431(770) 918-6411

 

Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves402 W. Washington St., Rm W-267
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739

(317) 232-4052

Iowa Department of Natural Resources,900 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50319

(515) 281-5951

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

100 Fair Oaks Lane, 5th floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-0290

Robert B. Trumbule
Ginseng Management Program
Maryland Department of Agriculture
50 Harry S. Truman Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21401

(301) 982-3224

(410) 841-5920

 

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program, Section of Wildlife

500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

(651) 259-5142

Missouri Department of Conservation

901 West Truman Blvd.
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102

(573) 751-4115

New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Div. of Lands & Forests

625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-9425

NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Plant Industry Division, Plant Protection Section

2116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 733-6930 x249

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife

Ohio Division of Wildlife
Ginseng Coordinator
2045 Morse Road, Building G
Columbus, OH 43229

(614) 265-6300

Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry

6th Floor, Rachel Carson
State Office Bldg.
P.O. Box 8552
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552

(717) 787-3444

Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, Division of Natural Heritage401 Church Street
7th Floor Annex
Nashville, TN 37243

(615) 532-0431

 

Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Plant Industry Section

116 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620

(802) 241-3544

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Plant & Pest Services, Endangered Species Coordinator

P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218(804) 786-3515

 

West Virginia Division of Forestry

1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305-0180

(304) 558-2788

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

(608) 267-5066 or at:

Ginseng Coordinator, ER-6
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707

 

   
             

Our preferred method for buying roots is green, fresh roots.  Do not wash them, just brush off the dirt a little with a small whisk type brush or broom.  Pack them in double plastic bags such as garbage or small trash bags with a little peat moss.  

The reason for shipping green is to avoid necks (growth rings/scars) getting broke off. Export laws are quite strict about plants having to be 5 years old or older and the growth scars on the neck of plant are looked at.  A single immature root can stop an entire 100 pound shipment. A root with out a neck can have same the same effect.

The drying of ginseng roots requires special care.  We will buy dried roots from experienced growers, harvesters and dealers.  They need to be packed in layers inside of plastic tubs.  You can pick these up inexpensively at Wal-Mart or K Mart.  Easiest ones are the ones that are about 6-8 inches deep, rectangle shape, like the ones the size for under bed storage.  The dried roots need to be packed in layers with paper towel so they don't slide around.  Pack some crumpled up newspaper, shredded paper, or the like on top so there is as little room as possible for them to be shifted around in shipment.  Before you put tub into box, seal it shut with duct tape, or shipping tape. Remember, with dried roots you are trying to insure those necks don't get knocked off the root, if one does and you know which root it goes to,  carefully scotch tape the neck to its root. Ship UPS, Fedex  or US prority mail, mark them fragile insurance would be good also, it's not expensive. The market price is based on dried root, an old growers rule of thumb is to divide weight of fresh root by 3 and that will tell you how many pounds it will weigh when dry.

There are 40 grades of ginseng root, the age of the root is very important, the older the plants the higher the value.  The roots known as "figurines"  (roots shaped like a man) and  animal shapes bring higher prices.

We will be buying against a letter of credit.  We have become a direct exporter of wild and woods grown roots.

We have to establish a reliable and steady market for our roots.  I will be attending a very special grading seminar in the later part of July to establish a uniform grading system.

The important point to me, is to be sure we are fair to the harvesters, growers, and fair to the buyers.

This will allow me, upon receiving your roots, to be able to grade your roots, weigh your roots and call you back with a price for your roots.

Current market prices are posted on the web site.  Since they are subject to change, you can call me the day y our going to ship and I'll quote you the  market prices on that day.  My cell number is 989-387-3495.

I will quote you what we call a "woods run" average.  When roots are received here we will promptly get back to you with price for your roots, and cut you a check with in 2 working days.   If the price is not agreeable to you we will promptly return your roots, carefully and safely packed and insured.

The harvesting season opens anywhere between Aug 1 to around Sept. 15, depending on the individual state regulations.  It usually runs up to about Thanksgiving, again depending on your particular states laws. Please be sure to check with the appropriate office in your state as these dates do vary from state to state.  Also months during which you can sell and purchase ginseng is information you will need. Also a note, be sure to inquire about where to obtain permits for gathering on National Forests with in your state, as the rules maybe different and some National Forests permit harvesting while some don't.

We would like to see, as you are harvesting your ginseng, send it up in 25 to 30 pound green weight at a time. Yes, you will need a certificate of origin for each shipment. This will give us a chance to get to know each other and establish a good working relationship.

Harvesters Tip: Try to be there around last of August, please take care to replant seeds off any plants you harvest, just pinch the berry to break skin and plant about 1 inch deep.

Take along some slug pellets and throw some down around where you plant. you could also take along some of our seed to plant.  Go back in the early spring throw down some more slug pellets for those hungry slugs as the emerge, they will eat them and leave seeds and plants alone.  you could find 25 or 30 new little plants where you last harvested.

If you would like to bring your roots up personally, and you give me a call as to when you'll be here I can probably handle it in one working day.

Folks, we have to get used to getting Certificates of origin for these roots.  We are going to have the information for you  (addresses and phone numbers) of the folks in your state that will give you all the help you need to have your roots verified and paper work in order.  It is not a lot of trouble or real complicated stuff.  It can most always be handled by a phone call and through the mail.  Makes things go faster and smoother for everyone- harvesters, growers, and dealers.

If you want to take some or all of your payment in seeds, that's fine with me.

This is not a "flash in the pan" as our long time gatherers and growers know, this business has been around since the Indians began trading it.

American Indians have long used the ginseng root in ceremonies  and as medicine. It is credited with boosting the immune system and mental clarity, it's forever commanded a nice price- as George Washington knew well.

"The war effort needs money- bring ginseng," he wrote to Daniel Boon.  According to the book "Woodland Nuggets of Gold"

My life long goal has always been, to see ginseng brought back to the place where it is well established in our woods, both private and public lands, so future generations can know of its value and if something is valued, it is usually protected and preserved.  This is a plant that is native to North American and the chance to have it back in the woods and thriving is definitely a  goal that is doable. 

Like so many things, the folks who make a profit on it, whether large or small, will be the ones who are key to getting the job done.

 

Glacial Ginseng Company's Marketing Co-Operative 
The Purpose Of This Co-Operative Is To Provide A Reliable Market Place For Our 2800 Plus Ginseng Grower's And Harvester's Of Wild And
Wild Simulated Woods Grown Ginseng Roots

The Chinese Government Is The Largest Buyer Of Ginseng In The World And They Want To Buy Our Crop's Of Woods Grown Ginseng, This Season. Plus All Of The Wild Ginseng (5 Years And Older) That We Harvest.
We Are Going To Be Harvesting From Own Patches.
 
The government is allocating 70,000 pounds as an acceptable harvest from the United States. At $360  a pound we’re still talking about $25,200,000.00. We do not want to lose that market, the ginseng business needs it.

We have to understand more about our Chinese market place and the Chinese’s way of doing things. This is a communist government that  we are dealing with. We have to understand this, and be willing to accept that their ways and culture are much different from ours. The government there has a tendency to grant concessions for the importation of things like ginseng roots to a limited number of people.  The computer age is changing some of that. The rest we’re just going to have to learn.  When one is in Rome one does as the Romans do.

We here at Glacial Ginseng are learning to adapt. At this time we are in the process of having a Chinese translation being added to our website. This should go far in opening a new portal to that market.

Having live roots where they can be seen and selected by buyers is a distinct advantage.   

 We have been associated with excellent markets in New York as well as other places around the world. We are able to connect buyers and sellers.

Presently we have 2,887 grower's  here at Glacial Ginseng Co; making our family one of, if not the largest, growers of woods grown ginseng in the world.

We have access to an additional  3-500 plus people who are harvesters of wild ginseng. At this time we personally have access to a safe 50% of that 70,000 pounds anticipated harvest.

What we are starting to see here is a Strong Acceptance of the woods grown ginseng roots by the export market.  The export market looks at the appearance of the Ginseng root first.    Small roots are much more desired, plant your ginseng seeds close, this will encourage small roots and intertwined roots.



We will except shipments in 5 pound lot  You will need a Certificate of Origin for shipments, but not for samples.  You can get that from your states Department of Agriculture.  Just need to lightly brush them and pack them in peat moss.  We recommend those flat plastic tubs, about 3"x 18"x 30" you can get at Wal-Mart, samples may be shipped zip lock type baggies in peat moss. Stems need to be trimmed to a 1/4 of a inch and the roots must be intact, no broken stem, necks and fibers attached.  They are paying top dollar for top quality, we are buying cost plus. They also buy Dried Roots and Field Grown Ginseng, but this is where we start.  Ship them, in a sturdy cardboard box, U.S. Priority Mail or UPS.


"Wanted To Buy"

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"Fresh" From The Woods To You.
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"Certificates Of Origin"
Are Required For Each Shipment 
And Are Usually Obtained From Your Local Dept. Of Agriculture 
Give "Bobbie' A Call And She Will Give You A Hand With The Details.

"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST..
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Illene "Bobbie" Squires 
Office Management

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If you break a capsule of "Really Good" Woods grown Ginseng into a bottle of beer the beer will instantly foam!
"Try that with what you
are now taking"!!!

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Wild Dried American Ginseng Roots For Export
The Ginseng Roots Pictured Above Are A Sample of Wild Ginseng Roots Currently Being Offered By Glacial Ginseng Co.

E-Mail
The Above Is A True Wild Ginseng Green Root, Appo. 12 to 15 Years Old.   Buyers Tip!!  True Wild Ginseng Roots Will All Have Different Neck Lengths, Neck Lengths Determine The Age Of The Roots.
As far as the harvest of the wild ginseng,  I don't go out of my way to promote that any more.  Much more concerned about our woods grown.  If the Chinese want to buy the crop, the growers are the ones that have the crop.  If we can sustain entrepreneurship on the American market at 270 dollars a pound, wild should certainly bring more than that.  I know the guys all like to go out hunting the wild ginseng in  the fall of the year, enjoy it myself to a certain degree. I 'm usually a hair bit to busy for that. Besides my hobby is fishing, and during the off season I do that.  Any rate, to harvesters of the wild ginseng, harvest them carefully. You know they don't like broken roots, and everything all tore up.   Bring them home, put them 

.   I just have a funny feeling if we're looking at 9.95 for seven year old roots,  I mean 25-30 year old roots, the older the roots get the more potent they become and the more valuable they become.    Lets kind of see if we can't draw ourselves into a group here, re-establish our own markets, and establish the entrepreneurship that's made the ginsengers the really great outdoorsmen, woodsmen and humanitarians that they are.  

 
Logo.jpg (67835 bytes) Ginseng Grower, Ginseng Seed Dealer, Dealing in Genetically Cross Bred Ginseng Seed (Panax Quinquefolium American Ginseng), Goldenseal Roots and Other Herbs from the Glacial Fields of the Upper Midwest.
"Ginseng Planting Time"

Ginseng is Traditionally Planted in The Fall of The Year,
Ginseng Maybe Planted From Aug. 15th Till Apr.15th.

Ginseng Seeds can be planted at any time during this period, as long as the ground is not frozen!
   
   
   
   
   

Glacial Ginseng Co. is Pleased to Announce
That We Have Available, In Addition To Our Ginseng and Goldenseal, The Following Species; Beth Root (Purple Trillium), Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Blood Root, Cranesbill (Wild Geranium), Sarsaparilla, Solomous Seal (True/False), Spikenard, Wildlingo, Jack in-Pulpit (Indian Turnip).  Give Us a Call If you have an intrest in any of theses Species.  We Will be Putting Up A Page About each One in the Near Future.

Ginseng is the root of immortality as it is reported to slow the aging process. Regular use of quality ginseng could add years to your life. There are people in China aged 125 to 135 who claim that their longevity is the result of the lifelong use of ginseng.  Note: As to the reputed powers of ginseng as an aphrodisiac, the authors can only say that  "it will greatly enhance" your golden years and refresh your memories.  Ginseng may very well be nature's answer to Viagra.

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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.
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Now Available Thru Glacial Ginseng Co.
Please Use Our 1-800-430-2939 To Order These Fine Products From Hsu's Root to Health

We Need Commercial Growers of 
"Glacial Gold"
Ginseng Seeds and Roots

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Planting "Glacial Gold"™Ginseng In Northern Missouri 
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1994 Thru 2005, Same Seeder, Much Better Tractor. 
Custom Planting Services Are Available. 
Call "Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939 For Details

 "Ginseng Market Tip's" 
For Ginseng Diggers and Harvester

"Ginseng Planting Time"
"Fall Planting" Time For Ginseng 
Aug. 15 To Dec. 15th
Up Dated 08/29/06

Glacial Ginseng Co. And Our Growers Have Planted More  "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng Seeds In The Forest Of America, Than The Entire Harvest Of Wild American Ginseng, For Last Six Years In A Row.
(Panax Quinquefolium) American Ginseng
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Now Taking Orders For This Falls Planting.
Will Begin Ship Sept. 10th

All Orders Are Carefully Packed in Peat Moss and May Be Safe fully Store In The Vegetable Bin Of Your Refrigerator Until  Fall Planting.  Ginseng Maybe Planted Any Time That The Ground Isn't Frozen.
 
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"Fall Specials"
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"Trail Blazer #1"
  "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seed and Root Kit

"1" Ounce
(Appo. 400 Seeds) "Plus"  10 "Glacial Gold" 3 Year Old Roots and The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter
"Fall Special"
$49.95 

Plus $5.95 S&H
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We Except C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.
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"Trail Blazer #2"
  25 "Glacial Gold" 3 Year Old Roots and The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter

"Fall Special"

$49.95 
Plus $5.95 S&H
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

  7 AM To 7 PM EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We Except C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form


"Trail Blazer #3"
"2 1/2" Ounces "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seeds 
(Appo. 900 Seeds) "Plus" The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter

"Fall Special"
$49.95 
Plus $5.95 S&H
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We Except C.O.D.s and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

"Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed 
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"Fall Special"
"$99.95"   
1 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™  Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 7,200 Seeds)

Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter, A $12.95 Value.  Should be Planted in a Area of about 3,500 square feet or less.
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
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"Commercial Fall Specials"
"Fall  Special" 
Reg. $199.95
"$189.95"   
2 #'s Stratified "Glacial Gold"™  Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 14,200 Seeds)

Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter, A $12.95 Value.  Should be Planted in a Area of about 7,000 square feet or less.
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form


For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

"Sept. Special"
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On All Order's Placed by Sept. 15th
Reg. $499.95 
"$349.95"
5 #'s Stratified "Glacial Gold" 
American
Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 35,000 Seeds)
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Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  Should be Planted  in a Area of about 17,500 square feet or less. 
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

Call "Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939

"Commercial Fall Specials"
"Fall Special"
10 #'s Stratified "Glacial Gold" 
American
Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 720,000 Seeds)

Reg. $949.95
"$749.95"
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  Should be Planted  in a Area of about 44,000 square feet or less. 
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

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"Fall Special"
20 #'s Stratified "Glacial Gold" 
American
Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 1,440,000 Seeds)

Reg. $1899.95
"$1699.95"
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  Should be Planted  in a Area of about 88,000 square feet or less. 
Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

  7 AM To 7 PM
EST.
"Fall 
Special"
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For 5 Acres or More Of High Hardwood Forest
50 #'s Stratified "Glacial Gold" 
American
Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 1,440,000 Seeds)

Reg. $4,449.95
"$3,999.95"
Custom Planting And Site Preparation Services Are Available On Orders Of 50#'s Or More

Appo. $20.00 Per Pound; On 50 pound Orders Add $1.00 Per Mile For Expenses, From My Place To Yours, One Way.

Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  Should be Planted  in a Area of about 88,000 square feet or less. 
Plus S&H (US)

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

  7 AM To 7 PM EST.
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

"Commercial Fall Special"
For 10 Acres or More Of High Hardwood Forest
100 # "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng (Appo. 720,000) Seeds & 
Reg. $8,995.95
"$7,999.95"
Custom Planting And Site Preparation Services Are Available On Orders Of 50#'s Or More

Appo. $20.00 Per Pound Planting Fee; This includes 700 Miles Travel Expenses, Overage At $1.00 Per Mile, From My Place To Yours, One Way.
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Growers Note; 100#'s of ginseng seed should produce about 4000#'s or more of dried ginseng root in 7 years. Today's Market $190.00 To $225.00 Per Pound.
In 4 to 5 Years It should be producing 800 to 1000 pounds of ginseng seed per year.  Today's Market; $25.00 to $30.00 Green.
These plants can live to be 60 to 70 years old.   
"Seed Grower Contracts Available."

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Use Forest Soil And You Can Grow Some Nice Ginseng Here 

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Long Term Commercial Ginseng Growers


You can Grow Some Nice Seeds Under Artificial Shade


Artificial Shade For Ambitious People


And People Who Don't Like To Mow Lawns

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Fall Prices 
Stratified "Glacial Gold"™
Ginseng Seeds

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Wild Ginseng Is An Endangered Species, Every Seed, Every Root That We Plant, We Make A Difference.

1 to 5 Pounds

$99.95 (US) per lb.

6 to 20 Pounds

 $94.95 (US) per lb.

50 to 100 Pounds

$89.95 (US) per lb.

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"Glacial Gold"™ "Organically" "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots


Ginseng Plants Start Producing Seeds In Their Second Year and Full Seed Pods In Their 4th Year. 
"Fall Prices" 
For 3 Year Old 
"Glacial Gold"™ "Organically" "Woods Grown" Ginseng Roots

25 "Glacial Gold"™ "
 "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$73.95 (US)  $2.99 ea.

50 "Glacial Gold"™ 
 "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$123.95 (US)  $2.49 ea.

100 "Glacial Gold"™ 
 "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

 $224.95 (US)  $2.25 ea.

250 "Glacial Gold"™ 
 "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

 $496.95 (US)  $1.99 ea.

500 "Glacial Gold"™ 
 "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$874.95 (US)  $1.75 ea.

1000 "Glacial Gold"™ 
 "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$1,499.95 (US)  $1.49 ea.

2500 "Glacial Gold"™ 
 "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$3,224.95 (US)  $1.29 ea.

5000 "Glacial Gold"™ 
 "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$5,449.95 (US)  $1.09 ea.

"New" "Glacial Gold"™  
Ginseng Seed and Root Kits

"Fresh" From The Woods To You.
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E-Mail  or Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

  7 AM To 7 PM EST.
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1 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 7,200 Seeds)
 
Plus
25 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" Ginseng Roots. 

Total Value $186.85 
"
Fall Special" 
$149.95 
Plus S&H (US)
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter. 
 Should be Planted  in a Area of about 5,500 square feet or less.
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

  7 AM To 7 PM EST.
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5 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed Kit (Appo. 35,000 Seeds)
Plus
100 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" Ginseng Roots. 

Total Value $757.65 
"
Fall Special" 
$599.95 
Plus S&H (US)
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter.
  Should be Planted in a Area of about 22,000 square feet or less.

E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

  7 AM To 7 PM EST.
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10 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seed Kit (Appo. 720,000 Seeds)
Plus
250 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" Ginseng Roots. 

Total Value $1449.85 
"
Fall Special" 
$1,299.95 
Plus S&H (US)
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter.  Should be Planted in an Area of about 44,000 square feet or Less.
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

  7 AM To 7 PM EST.
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20 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™  
American
Ginseng Seed Kit
(Appo. 1,440,000 Seeds)

Plus
500 "Three" Year Old Woods Grown "Glacial Gold"™ "Wild Simulated" 
American Ginseng Roots. 

Total Value $2773.95 
  "Fall Special"
  $2499.95
 

Plus S&H (US)
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter.  Should be Planted in an Area of about 88,000 square feet or Less.
E-Mail  or  
Glacial Ginseng Company Order Form

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

  7 AM To 7 PM EST.
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"Free Visual Site "
Evaluations
With A  Camera 

A  service being offered by Glacial Ginseng Company is a visual site evaluation from pictures taken with a camera.   A question that I am being asked is "do I have a good site for growing ginseng?" one picture is worth a thousand words, and so what I am proposing to do is to have you go to your woods and starting in the southwest corner, walk towards the northeast corner, at about 2:00 in the afternoon. 

Take pictures to your left and to your right as you walk.  The number of pictures is kind of up to you and depends on how big a piece of land you are working with, shoot up the rest of the film that is in your camera, a half a dozen good pictures on a ten acre woods should give me an idea of what your site is like.  Adjust the number of pictures by the size of your woods.   Have someone stand about 20 yards away and try to get the bottom of their feet just nicely in the picture.  Take some pictures of some of the places that you think ginseng might do well in and I will evaluate those. 
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After evaluation of your pictures and judging from the shade, etc. I will promptly mail you a report that will have my suggestions as to the light requirements and other improvements that you might do to your site, that would improve your chances for successfully growing ginseng, (of course, I will also tell you if your site is not suitable for ginseng growing).

Send to:
Site Evaluation
GLACIAL GINSENG CO.
P.O. Box 122
Houghton Lake Mi. 48629

E-Mail
For Fast Personal Service, Call Us " Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939

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"Have Seeder, Will Travel" 
Custom Planting And Site Preparation
 
Consulting Services Available

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Michael Hunter 
38 Years Of Experience
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Illene "Bobbie" Squires 
Office Management
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Brittany "The Grandkid" Shipping and Receiving 
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Custom Planting And site Preparation 
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Consulting & Forest Management Services 
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Site Preparation
11/01/04
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Our Little Bulldozer Does a Nice Job 
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46 Maple Trees Paid For 100#s Of Seed & 2500 Rootlets
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West Branch Mi.
10/03/04
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Come On Up And Take A Look
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17 Mos. After My Colon Surgery
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Just Great To Be In The Woods Again
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"Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds
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Anderson In.  04'
Nice Light Good Soil 
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 Seed Planting $20.00 Per Pound
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No Matter Who Gets To Drive
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Disking In Seeds After Planting
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"Glacial Gold"™
Ginseng
Roots
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Hand Planting Rootlets 
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Chip Vac For Bed Mulching 
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Planted 3 Commercial Jobs This Fall
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Makes A Tough Little Bulldozer
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52" Disc You Need 500 cc Or Better
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3 Or 4 Passes And You Have A  #1 Seed Bed
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Ready To Go To Quebec 11/8/04
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Doing Some Hand Planting In Quebec
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Got Stuck A Time Or Two
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Had A Really Great Time 
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Beautiful Site, 
Great Hosts
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I Will Be Back Next Spring
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For Pictures And More Great Food
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Enough Seeds For 3 Commercial Jobs This Spring
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Our Seeds Are Safely Stored In Our Root Cellar
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Kept At A Constant 46 Degrees F.
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This Spring's "Glacial Gold"™
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Just Doesn't Get Any Better
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Got To -10 F. The Other Night
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Getting Ready To Go To Tn, Leaving 01/03/05
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Planted April 28th 2004 Picture Taken 06/17/04

The Seed Business  Has always Been Where The Money Is

NOTES FROM THE NORTHERN OFFICE
written by,
Illene "Bobbie" Squires
2/10/02
The weather has finally decided to become more like winter.  It is snowing and blowing.  The pike here, however do not know Michael.  The fish have not gotten a rest.  As we speak he is at the  fishing hole, terrorizing those big fish.  He is rapidly becoming a local legend.  When others can't find the really big ones, he seems to have no problem.  Perhaps his  Native American heritage makes the Spirit of the Woods look more favorably on him.  However I think it is his relentless pursuit of the knowledge of how the fish respond to certain types of tackle and methods.  Whatever his secrets are, they have certainly stocked the freezer with a good amount of fish, and there are at least 6-8 weeks of good ice fishing left up here.  The intensity, determination, and enthusiasm Michael brings to the business of Glacial Ginseng Co., is the same as he brings to fishing.  The work excites him, the fishing is excitement and relaxation at the same time.  Working with Michael, here at Glacial Ginseng, continues to be an exciting and unique experience for me. It is indeed a remarkable company, headed by a most remarkable man.  

About Michael Hunter and Glacial Ginseng Co.
by, Mary Hite 1998
He has a vision in life, at a time of life when most men are planning to retire and play golf the rest of their days To see the endangered specie, ginseng re-introduced into the wild, back into the woods where it once grew naturally for hundreds of years His efforts to introduce genetically cross-bred seeds have been tireless.

 Due to the great demand for it in the past, ginseng was gathered to the point of almost disappearing from the wild.  In the cultures of China, Japan, Korea and through out the regions of Asia, ginseng is prized for its reputed powers to cleanse the blood, extend life, and of course the very strong belief that it is a powerful aphrodisiac.  Growing up in a family that had been involved in ginseng gathering and growing for three generations, gave Michael a invaluable education.  He absorbed a wealth of knowledge of ginseng and harvesting.

Mr. Hunters mission is indeed two-fold.  While he works, tirelessly towards the goal of genetically cross-bred ginseng.  The result of which should bring about the growth of healthier, hardier, longer living plants.  He also pursues the goal of helping families get started growing ginseng and making a worthy profit for those families.

A cottage industry the benefits the whole family and our wilderness as well Indeed a worthy effort.  Mr. Hunter has spent all of his life in the wilderness.  As a child he spent every fall, in the woods, hunting, fishing, and of course hunting ginseng.

This time spent in the wilderness with his father gave young Michael a wealth of survival skills.  It also gave him a deep appreciation of the unique and valuable asset we have in our forests here in Michigan, and elsewhere.  It has instilled a lifelong respect for the wilderness and a deep conviction that it needs to be preserved and also encouraged to grow better.  Because of his Native American heritage, Michael believes in the powers of natural herbs and plants to heal a variety of ills, and that the mind and body work hand in hand in the healing process.

A factual biography of the life of Michael Hunter would rival any work of adventure/fiction on the best seller lists today,  Woodsman, prospector, guide, timber cruiser, webmaster, editor, seed and root dealer and grower, and recognized humanitarian Michael Hunter is a very multi-faceted man.  His close association with the USDA and Michigan State University is a long standing and very cordial working relationship.

Which, in the near future, may be the source of some very exciting news for the ginseng industry. These are the things to keep in mind when reading his book "The Ginseng Growers Guide", or when reading through the website at www.ginseng-seed.com   This is a man who has committed himself to a vision and has invested his time, expertise, and money, plus part of himself toward having it realized.

Michael realizes that he may not see the final results of his goals, But all of our children and grandchildren will.  That is his life long quest Michael Hunter, owner of Glacial Ginseng Company, he is far from being your average guy, but once you have met him you feel at ease with him and you just begin to realize the depth of him.

He is a humanitarian, a logger, a miner, a ginsengers, a trail blazer, an explorer, a pioneer, a fisherman, a nature balancer, a teacher, a student, an author, and a guide And a very bold one of each.  A  modern day "Indiana Jones" He has done all of the above and has written a book, Ginseng Grower’s Guide,  which is both informative and interesting.

When you read his book, keep in mind every paragraph is but one fraction of his knowledge.  As a Native American, he often relies on his Indian background as his guide He tells people, "White man walk many miles, see little; Indian walk little, see much" How true! His dream is of balancing man and nature.

  His ideas are both moneymaking and environmentally correct  I have walked the woods with him and immediately, I am struck by how at home he is It is there in the woods where you can see his dream in his eyes, balancing nature with man.  Take what you need and leave the rest.

Balance always balance, I go to church; he goes to the woods.  He has helped me see how we are all living spirits, people, trees, plants, fish and definitely his dog "Buddy".  If we follow our spirits like we do our nose, we will see our dreams become reality.

Periodically, throughout this year Glacial Ginseng Company and Michael will put out newsletters so people who are interested can literally "watch" him as he balances his life with nature and ginseng.  You won’t be bored, either.  You can balance most things, new – old, as in old techniques and new technology.  Our guide, Michael, will take you through all the seasons; harvesting timber, fall and spring planting of ginseng, mining for gold and diamonds, harvesting ginseng seeds and roots, hunting, fishing and trapping.

As your ginseng matures beside your timber, you will achieve a balance between forestry and farming that will give you both financial and personal gratification.  Michael believes that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear, I believe that, also.  He believes in building a strong foundation in both his personal and business life.  He is a trailblazer, pioneer, explorer all rolled into one.
Ginseng is a natural energizer. When we have more energy, we feel better, and have a much brighter and youthful outlook on life itself
As to the reputed powers of ginseng as an aphrodisiac, the author can only say it will greatly enhance your golden years and refresh your youthful memories.

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The Detroit News Sunday 
March 26 2006
 

                                                  Dale G. Young / The Detroit News
Michael Hunter stores ginseng seeds at his home off Houghton Lake. The cancer survivor is dedicating his latter years to spreading growth of the prized root throughout Michigan's hardwood forests.

Revival of fabled ginseng quietly takes root in state
Herb that inspires thoughts of healing powers and riches grows back from near extinction.
Joel Kurth / The Detroit News
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Michael Hunter of Jackson says the best security for ginseng farmers is secrecy. 

"Front Page"
"Detroit News"

Sunday, June 15, 2003

"Front Page"
"Jackson Citizen Patriot"

Monday, June 16, 2003

Poachers strike Michigan's ginseng crop

For More Information on Growing Ginseng and Forestry Please Read The Following Pages.
Give a Hand To Endangered Species Every Where, Do your part.

Ginseng Growers Guide
by, Michael Hunter

Ginseng Berry Extract, A Cure For Diabetes and Obesity?

"New Page"
Ginseng and Forestry, Free Visual Site Evaluations With A Cam Phone

How to Grow Genetically Cross Bred "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seed

Harvesting Veneer Timber and
Growing Ginseng in Sweet Spot's
Ginseng Planting Time, Site
Preparation and Maintenance
Planting Woods Grown "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seeds By Hand and Commercially
Growing Ginseng In Your Back Yard and Under Artificial Shade About the Author and Glacial Ginseng Co. by Ilene Squires Panax Newsletter Archives, Links and Other Pages

Ginseng Seed Stratification and Adapting To Weather Changes 

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