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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Four Cheese Baked Ziti
8 ounces ziti pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 cup ricotta cheese
2/3 plus 1/2 cup grated provolone cheese, divided
4 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped or torn
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 cups store-bought tomato sauce
1/4 cup fresh chopped Italian parsley
Heat a medium skillet to medium-high; add oil and onion. Cook onion for 4-5 minutes, until the edges are just beginning to brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat your oven to 375 F.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and salt liberally. Cook pasta for 6 minutes (the pasta will be very al dente; rinse and drain pasta immediately.

While the pasta is cooking, mix ricotta, onion, 2/3 cup provolone, Parmesan, mozzarella and parsley in a bowl.

Add 1/2 cup tomato to a 8" x 8" glass baking dish, making sure entire bottom of dish is covered. Add about 1/3 of the pasta, 1/3 of the ricotta mixture and 1/3 of the remaining tomato sauce to the dish. Continue layering the ingredients until all ingredients are used. Top the dish with the remaining 1/2 cup provolone.

Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
Four Cheese Baked Ziti
This economical comfort food is quick to prepare, totally kid-friendly and always a hit on the dinner table. Serve with a side salad for an easy weeknight meal. This recipe makes 4 servings but can easily be doubled and baked in a 9" x 13" dish.
10 minutes
30 minutes
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