The Veggies For All food bank farm will host SquashHunger, a benefit concert, Friday, Nov. 21, at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music will begin 7 p.m.

All funds raised by SquashHunger will support the hunger relief mission of Veggies For All. Tickets to the event, sponsored by Unity College, are $10, at the door or online at

SquashHunger’s featured performers are the regionally-known duos Edith & Bennett and Mister Moon. Also at the event, Veggies For All staff will unveil the final harvest yields for 2014, which has been a record-breaking growing season.

Edith & Bennett — Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni — are musicians and worksong scholars who together play old-time fiddle, banjo, Swedish dance tunes and farmer’s ballads and hollers. They teach worksongs together in a variety of settings across the country. Gawler grew up in Maine as a member of the legendary Gawler Family Band. Konesni is co-founder of Sylvester Manor, an educational farm on Shelter Island, N.Y., on a piece of land that has been in his family since 1652. The pair just launched a new venture, Duckback Farm in Belfast.

Mister Moon consists of sisters Hallee and Kati Pottle of Palermo, talented vocalists and musicians who have claimed the genre title "foograss" to describe the their sound. Mister Moon combines glowing harmonies and eclectic acoustic arrangements with sweet, energetic spirit. Mister Moon was featured in the 2013 Belfast Free Range Music Festival and released their debut album, “Some Sweet Soul,” that year.

Veggies For All is a food bank farm that works to relieve hunger by growing vegetables for those in need, while collaborating with partners to distribute and increase access to quality and nutritious food. Founded by beginning farmers in 2007, VFA has grown and distributed more than 75,000 pounds of vegetables and engaged hundreds of volunteers in thousands of hours of community-based hunger relief. It currently is working with 10 food pantries to serve 1,500 food-insecure rural people in central Maine.

Veggies For All is a project of Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide nonprofit that works to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance the future of farming in Maine. For more information, visit the website.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or