The Harvest Fair is an annual tradition that brings out the whole Melrose community. It will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, at 70 West Emerson St., across from the Melrose Public Library.
The fair will feature baked goods, crafts, holiday decorations, vintage jewelry and collectibles, plants and garden supplies, and a gigantic rummage sale, featuring toys and baby needs, household items, furniture, and tools. The popular "regifting table" filled with brand new gifts will also be back.
Downstairs, the Harvest Cafe will be serving breakfast coffee cake and beverages. Vegetarian and meat chili, as well as other lunch options, will be available, along with homemade apple crisp and brownies.
A beautiful hand-pieced queen size quilt, "Autumn Glory," in Autumn colors, quilted in a leaf design, will be raffled off. The quilt was made by the MUUC Quilters group. The group meets weekly on Friday mornings during the church year. They have made several dozen lap quilts, which have been donated to a variety of Veterans' Hospitals in Massachusetts, as well as larger quilts, for families overcoming homelessness. New quilters are always welcome.
Other raffles will include a Scratch Ticket Tree, Home Depot card, and coffee and treats basket. The MUUC Social Justice committee will be selling coffee and chocolate by the Equal Exchange organization, which offers fair trade prices to farmers.
Each year, over 30 apple, blueberry, and cherry pies are made, and they are always a sellout. Family size and personal size pies are sold. Homemade cookies and cakes are also featured.
Come to shop, come for lunch, come early for best selection. Bring your friends and neighbors!