Well from where I stand and what I've bought fresh in the Produce Dept. vs frozen veggies.....Brussels Sprouts bought fresh at Harris Teeter are not as good (taste & quality) as the frozen ones. Asparagus is okay if it is fresh. Winter squash is available frozen by Birds Eye (I look for sales & coupons). I buy frozen or canned corn. The only decent tasting tomatoes come from a farmstand in my town. Dean & Don in Newport News do have nice produce, but I don't shop there.
I look for sales and coupons for frozen veggies. I either buy the store brand or a national brand depending upon the coupons and sales.
Same with creamed corn or "regular" canned corn----whichever is cheaper.
I buy canned beets.
Since I'll be getting fresh locally grown produce this summer, I am hoping the flavors will be better than the produce at the liocal grocery stores.
About the Brussels Sprouts....I bought them fresh and cooked them with Mom's eagle eyes. We decided to get the frozen ones because the quality was so much better.