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To: elli1

Marathon County has the largest concentration of ginseng farms in the U.S. Many of them have gone out of business due to a glut in the market. One Canadian Company is sitting on 1/4 million pounds of dry roots and can't get rid of them. The Asians are looking for wild or wild-simulated ginseng that does not contain chemicals like WI grown roots.

The best in the world comes from New York State.


22 posted on 11/04/2005 2:46:38 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: panaxanax

Yes, I'm aware of that. The mother of a friend of mine hunted the woods of southern Illinois for wild ginseng thirty years ago for the Asian market. That was the first time I'd ever heard of ginseng.


23 posted on 11/04/2005 4:49:50 PM PST by elli1
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