Luke Manget with ginseng
Cashing in Foragers - Prep a load of roots and herbs to take to market. Ginseng has long been one of the most prized mountain agricultural products.
Economic Roots - For thousands of mountain farmers, patent medicines, refreshments, and a range of other products developed into a vital source of income.
Good for What Ails You - Frequently foraged medicinal plants have included bloodroot, above right, pinkroot, inset, and American ginseng, right.
A Haywood County farmer with his ginseng crop.