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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One Thing in Common
Did you know onions are the only basic ingredient found in every single solitary cuisine around the world? Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Believed to be native to Asia, these underground bulbs are prized all over the world; they are definitely prized in Yerington, Nevada at Peri & Sons Farms where we have been growing premium white, red, yellow, sweet and organic onions since 1979.

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Creamy Chicken Breasts with Onions and Mushrooms
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even 1/3" thickness
6 ounces brown mushrooms, brushed clean and sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup dry white wine (or chicken stock for an alcohol-free version)
1/3 cup heavy cream
Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
Salt and pepper, to taste
Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet to medium-high. Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until the chicken browns on the outside. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Add butter, onions and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, until the mushrooms begin to release their liquid and the onions begin to brown on the edges. Add garlic and cook for one minute more. Add wine to the mixture, making sure to scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan with the back of a wooden spoon. Add cream and stir gently to combine. Nestle chicken breasts back into the pan and cook for 7-8 more minutes, until the chicken's juices run clear.

To serve, place each chicken breast on a plate and add a scoop of the mushroom and onion sauce. Garnish with parsley and serve right away.
Creamy Chicken Breasts with Onions and Mushrooms
Mix up your chicken routine with these creamy, savory, slightly boozy chicken breasts. It's quick to put together; make sure to have all of your ingredients prepped and at hand before cooking (mise en place) as you have to move quickly. Serve with lots of good bread for mopping up all of the awesome sauce! This recipe makes 2 large servings.
10 minutes
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