VG Meats is all about family. It’s pretty amazing that four brothers can work together and at the end of the day, still call each other friends. A lot of that can be attributed to the way we were raised by our parents, Wayne and Joan Van Groningen. They taught us values, our work ethic and most importantly, the love of family.
Mom and Dad VG got married on October 12, 1974 – 43 years ago today. Their wedding was held in Cayuga, where Mom grew up, and was a beautiful event that joined two great people in life and love. Walking down the aisle, we doubt Mom knew she was going to have four more VG men in her house very soon – four sons in seven years, to be exact – but she’s never complained!
Today, we celebrate mom and dad on their wedding anniversary. After all these years, they remain an example of love, patience, kindness, joy, and how to raise a family right. They’re now the proud grandparents of 8 grandchildren, and still reside on the family farm here in Simcoe. They’ve become staples of the community, leaders in local business and will forever be the centre of our family. We’re grateful to have been raised by them, and strive to live by their example each day.