Yeah - if only there was a way of saving the late summer courgette glut until now ... but there isn't!
I wouldn't class myself as old ... but I agree with the sentiment ... can't get courgettes in January ... boo hoo! Most people are so disconnected from the food they eat, they expect a chicken to cost £2.50 and still be well looked after, they expect the milk price to never go up, but are shocked when dairy farmers go out of business. They expect tomatoes year round and don't care if they are completely unripe - they wouldn't know a decent ripe tomato if it hit them in the face. They laugh at us wierd allotmenters ... but we should be the ones who are laughing.
I'm off to pick some perennial kale, cavolo nero, swedes and leeks ... that's proper winter food.