Northwest
Ginseng
Growers
Association
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The Northwest Ginseng Growers Association (NWGGA) is a close knit and dedicated group of ginseng growers based in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Our diverse group includes growers from the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, who have banded together to provide world class ginseng to an ever-growing and demanding world ginseng market.
Although not a native of the northwestern USA, ginseng grows very well in the mild climate and fertile volcanic soils found here. Wild ginseng is considered a threatened species and as such is covered by CITES, an international treaty which limits trade in threatened or endangered species. Although our crop is cultivated, it is genetically indistinguishable from wild ginseng. We have worked with our State Legislators to establish Ginseng Management Plans, thus allowing us to legally export this valuable crop.
During the early 1900s, growers in this region developed a reputation for producing the best ginseng in North America! Global events during the middle part of the century removed the market from growers and caused the eventual demise of ginseng growing in the Northwest. In the 1990s, a small group of growers formed the Northwest Ginseng Growers Association in an effort to reestablish ginseng cultivation here.
We now have an association with members growing ginseng throughout the Northwest.
Feel free to contact our members on this site by clicking on the links under their names below. If you have inquiries, or any questions about growing or buying ginseng, please contact the NWGGA. If you are a bulk buyer, contact NWGGA for samples and availability of product.

Brun, Charles A., Ph.D.
Washington State University
Chambers, Rod
Mari-Linn Farms, Inc.
Deputy, Darren and Kristin
Pacific Rim Ginseng
 
McCool, Wells and Sharon
Wells Outdoor Service
Sego, Roger and Kathy
Sego's Herb Farm

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