I cant believe you spoke correctly when you said after tasting fresh picked veggies you are more inclined to pay more for premium. Fresh picked is the top of the premium list. One or two tomato plant (you got to be kidding). I hate to see October roll around as then I've got 8 months without a fresh tomato. That is why I make 75-100 quarts of tomato juice. That way we have a whole year of tomatoes You never tasted a peach or sweet cherry until you pick it directly from the tree.
We are fortunate to have soil and weather in northern Kentucky to allow growing of most veggies . Look at my garden (about 1/3 acre) and you will see corn, beans, onions, squash, egg plant, oyster plant(salsify), lima beans, cantaloupe, cucumbers, cabbage, broccoli & brussels sprouts . That is why we have good neighbors in the summer and a full freezer in winter.
Here is my favorite photo (below) taken from the table beside the garden all raised by the two old farmers living the good life on the family farm. Our farm has been in the family for 75 years and we moved here when I was 6 weeks old, have lived through the good time and bad but only remember the good. We watch the autos go by carrying neighbors to their jobs in town at 6 AM and realize they think I am nuts. I've been down that road and want no part of it now (was a computer tech until dad passed away then bought the farm). We also raise cattle and watch U.S. Farm Report on broadband as it has been taken off the local stations here in northern Kentucky.
A proud Kentucky farmer