Growing Gratitude: Vincent DeGrandchamp

June 14, 2019

Growing American Blueberries

In Memory of Vincent DeGrandchamp

Vincent DeGrandchamp, founder of DeGrandchamp Farms, proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Master Technical Sergeant from 1942-1945.

He was stationed in the Asian Pacific during World War II. Upon returning home from the war, he married his wife, Beatrice, and they bought a blueberry farm in southwest Michigan in 1958. Sixty years later, Vincent and Beatrice are no longer with us, but Vincent’s legacy lives on with the family farm operations overseen by his children and grandchildren.