Walker River Cooling and Nevada Fresh Pak
Walker River Cooling is a joint-venture between Nevada Fresh Pak, a Peri & Son’s Farms company and The Nunes Company. Located in the Mason Valley of Yerington, Nev., the 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art cooling and distribution facility is the only facility of its kind in Nevada and changes the face of one of the largest commercial produce growers in the State.

With the completion of the new facility, the two companies’ are now positioned to expand growing capability and cool more produce in a faster, more efficient way. This means fresher and longer-lasting produce for the supply chain and ultimately for consumers. All steps to get produce to market now happen in Yerington while maintaining the company’s commitment to sustainable farming practices that meets the highest environmental, social and economic standards.

The cooling facility began its 24-hour per day service in mid-May at the beginning of year’s harvest cycle. With more than 80 plus years of combined industry experience, The Peri and Nunes operations offer a level of expertise in growing, harvesting, cooling, sales and marketing that is unsurpassed. The large commercial operation produces more than 25 million pounds of organic baby greens and 40 million pounds of organic fresh vegetables servicing retailers, processors, wholesalers and other buying organizations throughout North America.

The new facility employs approximately 20 full-time personnel. Together, Peri & Sons Farms and Nevada Fresh Pak, represent the largest private employer in Lyon County, currently supporting over 220 full-time diverse positions including specialists in the areas of agricultural science, engineering, manufacturing, and business and information technology. The company also supports a seasonal work force of over 1,400 full-time employees. Based on recent economic impact studies the company’s direct and indirect impact on the economy in Northern Nevada now exceeds $150 million.

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Focus on Fresh
The only thing better than growing fresh, organic produce is knowing that, what we work so hard to grow, is going to be enjoyed by a wide variety of people in an array of creative ways. We believe that when you focus on eating fresh, organic vegetables and herbs daily the healthy benefits will follow.

Whether you’re into the raw-food movement, love paleo, cook southern-style, stir-fry, are a grill master or can’t live without your crockpot, we have recipes that will inspire the “chef” in you.
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Gnocchi with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce
Ingredients
2 cups store-bought gnocchi
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, washed and dried
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 ounces parmesan or Pecorino Romano, grated, plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper, to taste, plus 2 tablespoons salt for cooking the gnocchi
Fresh chopped Italian parsley or basil, for garnish
Directions
Cook the gnocchi: Bring a large pot of water to a boil with 2 tablespoons salt. Add the gnocchi and cook for two minutes, stirring often. Don't crowd the pan -- you may have to cook the gnocchi in batches. You'll know the gnocchi is ready when it floats to the top of the pan. Remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon, drain in a colander, and set aside.

In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the butter and olive oil to medium. Add onions and tomatoes and sauté until the onions are beginning to brown and tomatoes begin to blister and pop, about 7-8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another two minutes. Add the gnocchi and let cook for about 5 minutes, until the gnocchi begins to absorb the liquid from the tomatoes. Stir in cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with additional cheese and chopped herbs. Serve immediately.
Gnocchi with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce
This lovely pasta really celebrates the flavor of sweet, summer-ripe tomatoes. It's easy to put together, making it a good option for weeknights. This recipe makes two servings.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
15 minutes
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