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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Nevada Fresh Pak
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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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Healthy Fruit and Veggie Chopped Salad
Ingredients
For the salad:
1 head romaine lettuce, washed, dried and chopped
*1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
2 avocados, diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely minced
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

For the dressing:
4 tablespoons rice wine or sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons feta cheese
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

*If you cannot find fresh pineapple, feel free to use a diced apple or pear
Directions
Make the dressing: in a lidded glass jar, combine the first 5 dressing ingredients. Shake vigorously to combine (the dressing should begin to thicken as the oil emulsifies). Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

To assemble the salad, layer all ingredients in a large serving bowl and toss gently to combine. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve immediately.
Healthy Fruit and Veggie Chopped Salad
This simple and satisfying salad is our twist on the classic Italian chopped salad. Make this recipe vegan by omitting the cheese.
PREP TIME
20 minutes
COOK TIME
0 minutes
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