At CVG, we LOVE springtime (hello, fresh blooms!) So, naturally, we have some fond memories of one of this season’s biggest holidays: Easter! Here are a few of our favorites…


Do you have a favorite Easter memory? We couldn’t pick just one, so here are a few of our family’s most memorable moments from Easters past. 

John: The Dreaded Dress Shoes of Easters Past 

“When I was a kid, we always went to church on Easter, and I would always have to wear ‘nice’ clothes… I hated getting dressed in nice clothes! (Ha – kinda still do.) Perhaps it was only in my mind, but it seemed the other kids at Sunday School and church never had to wear dress shoes!!

I always felt embarrassed. But, I was the Big Tall Dumb Kid even back then. Curly black hair (yuck!), tall, gangly, and wearing dress shoes…

Thankfully though, Mom always hid our Easter baskets and, since I was the youngest of six kids, there was always plenty of sweets around the house afterwards!”

Jessi: A Midnight Easter Bunny Scare 

“One time when I was probably 5 or 6 years old, we spent Easter at my grandparent’s house in Pelican Lake. Apparently, spare bedrooms were limited, so my brother and I had to sleep on the couch together with our heads at opposite ends.

In the middle of the night, I woke up to the bottoms of my feet being scratched. My first thought was that the Easter Bunny was tickling my feet! I was so scared to open my eyes that I laid there, panicking, with my eyes shut waiting for it to end.

In the morning, I woke up and found myself staring at a life-like bunny hiding in the corner of the room. My heart just about stopped. It took me a minute to realize it was

only a bunny shaped object. (Turns out it was a piggy bank…) And the scratching? My brother’s toenails.”

John: Family Gatherings and the Systemized Rules of Attire 

“I fondly remember the times when Jess and I always took our kids to Church on Easter morning. My oldest sister (wayyyyy older than me!), Kim, and her family would be there along with my mom and dad. The words ‘HE IS RISEN’ were repeated throughout the service – a celebration of the resurrection.

And, yes, at least when the kids were younger, WE MADE THEM DRESS UP! (a bit)

One Easter, Jess and I hosted my family and her family at our house. I enjoyed having both families there together. I had purchased a prime rib that we cooked up and, oh, it was soooo good!”

All of us at Chippewa Valley Growers wish you a safe and happy Easter. Whether you’re spiffed up in your Sunday best or spending the day in jeans and a hoodie, we hope your holiday is filled with memorable family moments… and no spooky bunnies.


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