*Ginseng seed sale will open in late August 2023*

Rural Action has been offering high-quality goldenseal rootlets and stratified ginseng seeds for planting since 1999. We begin taking orders in August and continue accepting orders while supplies last. Seeds are delivered in plenty of time for fall planting.

All orders must be paid prior to shipping. The first available pickup dates will be in September, available by appointment. We will notify you when shipping begins. You can order your ginseng seeds here.

Please contact Andrea Miller at 740-677-4047 or andrea@ruralaction.org for information. If you would like to receive planting stock notifications and other updates, please sign up for our mailing list.

2023 Ginseng Seed Prices

Shipping charges are not included in the prices listed

  • 5+ Lbs. = $105/Lb.
  • 1-4 Lbs. = $110/Lb
  • 1/2 Lb. = $60
  • 1/4 Lb. = $30

USPS Flat Rate Shipping Costs

  • 5+ Lbs. = $17.10
  • Under 5 Lbs. = $10.40


Once your order is placed an invoice will be emailed or mailed to you. You may submit payment at your convenience. You can pay for your order with cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, postal money orders, or with a Visa or Mastercard. Simply mail payment to the address on the invoice, or call in with your credit card information. Sorry, we do not accept PayPal or American Express.  You may pay for your order in installments if it is convenient for you. We only require full payment before your order is shipped.

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is offering 50% cost-share funding to at least four aspiring and established forest farmers in Central Appalachia for forest botanical planting stock. ASD has a total of $2,000 available, with a maximum award of $500 per applicant and a 1:1 cash or in-kind match requirement (i.e. $500 requested and $500 matched with private investments and/or volunteer time). See the request for proposals (RFP) attached for more details. To apply, complete the google form application here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funding has been dispersed.