There are a lot of vegetables that we grow to store. Cabbage is one of them. But freshly-harvested cabbage is juicy and delicious. (As will be freshly harvested onions and garlic in early summer).
It was a revelation to me. An extra head from the kitchen garden, nibbled by an herbivore, trimmed, and stir-fried with fresh spinach trying to bolt - it made a totally delicious dinner with local shrimp, rice, and whole-wheat tortillas.