The growing conditions here in the Northern New England mountains are very challenging. Most mountain-grown products are recognized to be rigorous and hearty. The weak are naturally eliminated.

The Northern tier woods of Northeast America is the largest working forest in the country. See the VISUAL TOUR.

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As in Japan and the eastern Coast of Asia, here in the eastern United States, as the above picture shows, the leaves of our hardwood trees, in the fall, demonstrate a unique phenomenon. Rather than simply dying and turning brown, the leaves change to a series of brilliant colors. This illustrates the unique effect of the East Coast, continental environment. The botony is well understood, while other important factors are not. This is why our ginseng is among the best in America.

In our area of Northern New England the soil, altitude, latitude, and long winters, as well as certain mineral-laden rocks known as pegmatites, are similar to the best known ginseng growing areas of Asia. This area is the mountainous region of Manchuria and North Korea. It produces a grade of Wild-Simulated ginseng known as "Yi Sun," one of the most valuable, retailing in a shop in Beijing, China for $20,000 an ounce. Therefore, our wild ginseng from Vermont and our locally wild-simulated is "American Yi Sun." You are assured of superior quality by the inherant, environment of our region. Unlike ginseng from Central and Southern United States, where there is a far warmer climate, ginseng from the north country can live to a very old age of 125 or more years and is known to have twice the potency of active ingredients.