Shady Oaks Ginseng Company

 Growers of ginseng, goldenseal and native plants

   Welcome to Shady Oaks Ginseng Company

      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 and 2 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 heirloom daffodill bulbs and Iris for sale in 2015.




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 edit text, or drag to move.


Phone: 1-888-304-5638



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