Shady Oaks Ginseng Co.
Growers of wild simulated Ginseng, Goldenseal, and native plants


Phone: 1-888-304-5638



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Sorry we are sold out of seed. We still have some rootlets left. 


News             1-8-11


     Well another year has come and gone and once again the price of dried root has taken a dramatic shift for the better.

     In our area we had a dry summer from late July on which usually means the ginseng plants will die down early due to heat and moisture stress. Our plants here on the farm were pretty much gone by the first week in August. This can be hard on wild crafters due to the later opening of the digging season when alot of the plants had already died back.

     A shorter supply of dried ginseng root does translate into a better price at the end of the season. The last that we sold went for $700.00 a pound.

     Yes folks it is possible to make money at this. It's not a get rich quick kind of thing but if all goes well it is possible to turn a few coins at this.

     Seeds were sure in short supply this past year. For the 200 calls we had to say no to i'm sorry about that. It looks like they may be short again this coming fall so that's something to keep in mind when you go looking.

     Well if you have any questions just give us a call. The best time is in the evenings or weekends.

     Thanks for stopping by.












          Welcome to Shady Oaks Ginseng Farm


      Shady Oaks Ginseng Farm was begun in 1997 by Chris and Leslie Burdette.  We started Shady Oaks Farm as a way to eventually retire from our real jobs and stay home and make a living from here.

     The farm is located in the hills of West Virginia outside of a little town called Poca. Yes it's spelled just like poca dot and the local high school football team is called THE Dots.

     We grow our roots under a natural shade canopy in rich woods dirt. Our main product is wild simulated ginseng which if grown properly will grow to look wild and for all intents and purposes is like wild if nothing is added to enhance growth.

     We started with wild simulated ginseng and goldenseal and have now expanded to include Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Jack-in-the-pulpits, Bloodroot, Trillium, Maidenhair Ferns, True and False Solomonseal, and Wild Geranium.

     Along with our 1,2, and 3 year wild simulated ginseng rootlets we have ginseng seeds. The market for good wild simulated ginseng sold as dry root has been good the last few years with some even reaching wild price.

      We now have our blueberry nursery up and running and if you are interested just check out our other site

      If all goes well we will be offering daffodill bulbs and Iris for sale in 2012.


























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 Pacific N.W. ginseng Growers Association


 Appalachian Ginseng Foundation


 Sylvan Botanicas Catskill Mountain Ginseng


Rural Action:



Sustainable Agriculture


 National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (AHRA)


Ohio State Extension 


Organic Gardener


Rodale Institute


Hobby Farms


Native plants


Plant Conservation Alliance


Native Plant Database


Michigan State University






        Here is a sign for your farm.

     You can order this sign by going to our contact page.  Just send us your request and we will invoice you through PayPal. The cost is $34.00 and that includes shipping.