AMERICAN GINSENG, PASSIONATELY GROWN ON OUR WISCONSIN FARMS
For four generations the Heil family has been farming the rich, fertile soil of central Wisconsin. Through conscientious farming, we are proud to raise and harvest high quality Wisconsin-Grown American ginseng.
Memberships and Affiliations
We are proud members of the American Herbal Products Association, the Wausau Chamber of Commerce, and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, as well as an approved business by Something Special from Wisconsin, a division of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection department, assuring you our product is attributable to Wisconsin ingredients, production, and processing activities.
Joe saw an opportunity to get into ginseng farming when many locals in the area had been pulling back. At that time, he had started with 10 acres of ginseng and over time has continued to reinvest profits to increase acreage and upgrade equipment. Heil Ginseng is now one of the largest Ginseng producers in the USA. Currently producing 150,000 pounds of our roots per year along with processing an additional 100,000 pounds for other growers in the area.
As a Future Farmers of America Alumni, Joe continues to support FFA student programs and local events. A long standing member of Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Joe advocates for good agriculture practices. He supports research in plant health in cooperation with Michigan State University.
Four-year Old Garden: Berries ripen in fall for hand-pick seed collection.
Fall Root Digging: After seeds are harvested and shade removed from gardens, roots are unearthed.
Root Washing: Water mists over gently tumbling roots prior to drying.
Packaging Dried Roots: After careful grading and inspection, roots are displayed in packages and sealed for freshness.