Canadian Nourishing Ginseng Extract

Founder of Great Mountain Ginseng - Mr. Ye's farm photo

Great Mountain Ginseng, founded in 1976, originated from the efforts of Mr. Ye and his wife. After immigrating to Canada in 1972, the couple ventured into the world of American Ginseng by chance. In order to acquire authentic ginseng cultivation techniques, Mr. Ye agreed to work for free at a ginseng farm run by Canadians. Three years later, although he hadn't earned any cash, he gained valuable cultivation knowledge and a quarter-acre of land, laying the foundation for Great Mountain Ginseng. The second generation, Mr. Ye Changlin and Mrs. Ye Cuihua, continued the legacy, establishing a path of self-production and self-sales while upholding the principles of the older generation.

Today, the corporate culture of Great Mountain Ginseng still values "harmony among people." Over the years, the company has nurtured many outstanding employees in a positive and harmonious working environment. Employees, influenced by the culture of respect and harmony, have developed a professional and passionate service attitude. The attentive and timely service provided by the staff ensures that every customer feels at home during their shopping experience. The decades-old corporate culture of Great Mountain Ginseng instills pride in the employees, building trust in the brand among customers.

In its early days, the annual production of American Ginseng in the United States was about 2 million pounds, while Canadian Western Ginseng accounted for only a tenth of that amount. Despite a modest production volume, Great Mountain Ginseng was the only producer with the ability to integrate production and sales. Due to stable quality and reasonable prices, the export volume of Canadian Western Ginseng grew annually. In the 1996-1997 period, Great Mountain Ginseng set a record by exporting nearly 600,000 pounds of Western Ginseng to Hong Kong (about 40-50% of Canada's total production), gradually replacing the position of American Ginseng.

With high-quality produce from their self-operated farms, Mr. Ye Changlin and Mrs. Ye Cuihua opened their first retail store named "Great Mountain Ginseng" in 1989, located in the Chinese mall in Mississauga, a city in the Greater Toronto Area. At the same time, they established Great Mountain Ginseng Co. Ltd., marking the beginning of retailing ginseng. Today, Great Mountain Ginseng owns 11 self-operated stores in Canada, ensuring the finest ginseng reaches every customer from the source.

Great Mountain Ginseng is the first ginseng enterprise operated by Chinese individuals in Canada, accumulating over 40 years of ginseng cultivation experience. It is recognized by the Government of Ontario and has been awarded the Quality and Origin Certificate by the Ontario Ginseng Growers Association. It stands as the largest and highest-quality ginseng brand in Canada.

our history

  • 1976
    Established Y.E Ginseng (American Ginseng Farm).
  • 1982
    Established Chin Tai Ginseng Co. Ltd.
  • 1989
    The first store officially opened - Mississauga, Ontario, named Dashanxing. Established Great Mountain Ginseng Co. Ltd.
  • 1992
    Ontario's Chinatown store (Toronto) opens. Y.E Ginseng changed its name to Yeh's Ginseng Farm.
  • 1995
    The Richmond Hill store in Ontario's Times Square opened.
  • 1997
    The opening of the Markham store in Pacific Place, Ontario.
  • Year 1999
    The Ontario Golden Plaza store (Mississauga) opened.
  • 2004
    Richmond store opened in British Columbia. Scarborough store opened in Ontario.
  • 2006
    The Ontario Demonstration Farm Visitor Centre (Niagara-on-the-Lake) opens.
  • 2008
    The Ottawa store opened in Ontario.
  • 2011
    Opening of Thornhill store in Pomana, Ontario.
  • 2019
    Ontario Farm adds 45,000 square feet of processing plant and is SFCR certified

Our philosophy

Reassurance, integrity and innovation are the corporate philosophy of Great Mountain Ginseng, and it is also the goal that has persisted for more than 40 years. By working for foreigners for free to learn ginseng planting technology, Great Mountain Ginseng's development road was difficult, but because Mr. Yeh stepped into the farm himself, he knew the process of American ginseng planting, climate environment, soil quality, insect pests, etc., are deeply affected the quality of American ginseng, so from the beginning to the present, we have insisted of self-operated farms and made the first-line check, to ensure consumers feel relieved to buy any products from Great Mountain Ginseng.

Great Mountain Ginseng firmly believes that in addition to high-quality and safe products, only integrity can win the trust of consumers and make long-term business. Therefore, all Great Mountain Ginseng employees adhere to the principle of integrity and provide consumers with the best service. In addition, American Ginseng, as a product closely related to the concept of health preservation, most of its past customers were middle-aged and elderly people. Great Mountain Ginseng intends to make more people healthy and feel the goodness of American ginseng, and constantly launch new products. Such as American ginseng ice honey, American ginseng coffee, American ginseng almond fruit, etc., are all unique new products of Great Mountain Ginseng.

Our Mission
Great Mountain insists on natural, pure and high quality

  • 2006


    Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Awards - The Award of Merit

  • 2011


    Foodland Ontario Approval - Certified Production in Ontario

  • 2011


    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Approval - Certified Production in Canada

  • 2011


    Ontario Ginseng Growers Association Approval - Certified for authenticity and country of production

  • 2019


    Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce - Business Achievement Award