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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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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Zippy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles
1 1/2 pounds medium zucchini
4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 diced spicy chili pepper (leave the seeds for extra heat)
5 black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 head dill (or a few sprigs)
Wash and dry a pint-sized glass jar with airtight lid.

Cut the zucchini into 1/8" strips lengthwise. Place in jar along with the cloves of garlic and chili.

Add the vinegar, sugar, peppercorns, mustard seeds, and salt to a small saucepan. Set it over medium heat and bring to a boil.

Remove from heat and carefully pour over zucchinis and garlic in the jar. Top with dill, immersing it as much as possible. Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Open and serve. These pickles will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Zippy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles
These quick pickles are a snap to put together, fantastic on burgers and sandwiches and a great way to use Summer's zucchini crop. This recipe makes a pint of pickles, but you can multiply this recipe and pack in 8 oz. jars for a nifty and seasonal hostess gift.
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