The fennel bulb is white, which fades to green stalks similarly shaped to celery, which extend to green featherlike fronds. Depending on the variety, fennel can grow up to 5 feet tall, and the
Pete of Pete's Greens grows this wonderful vegetable for you as well as David and Jane from River Berry Farm in Fairfax, Vermont.
Fresh fennel bulbs are delicious sliced and sprinkled with salt, black pepper and drizzled with a balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The featherlike fronds are a great addition to a salad. Try slicing and roasting or caramelizing the bulbs for a more mild licorice flavor.
Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.