So I finally got smart... ish, anyway. Got a plethora of peppers, zucchini and kale at the farmers market - the kale, especially, was very well priced, and the peppers are all colored which are often*very*expensive, where I got them b for a very normal pepper price. Too much veg, however, for the two of us to eat in a week or to really keep well for a time. So I finally got off my lazy butt and freezer preserved a bunch of it. Definitely an experiment. Kale got blanched for a couple minutes, but the peppers and zucchini just got cut up into useable pieces and stuck in bags - I've seen recommendations both ways on whether or not to blanch, and enough people had success with not that I'm willing to take a chance. They're all currently spread out in gallon ziplock bags in the freezer, and I'm just crossing my fingers. We'll see how things go over the next couple weeks, which should be enough to tell me if it's worth stocking up for the winter. We have the freezer space, seems shame not to use it.