I just need to brag on my big gift, a freezer! (from kids). I had a med sized chest freezer when kids coming up and had a real garden. We were in southern IL then and had access to orchard apples and peaches.
Fast forward, just me, sometimes sharing with kids. I don't grow veggies as such, but am at the market every week with my herbs. Now I can pick up extra fresh corn, tomatoes, peaches etc. I also hope to pick up more from the meat people.
This is a small (5 cu ft) chest freezer, will go in the basement.I will add it is now in my dining room, awaiting to go down the stairs. Biggest frustration is nothing to put in it...yet!