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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Basil Pesto
Ingredients
3 cups basil, packed
3 cloves of garlic, unpeeled
1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
Directions
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the pine nuts and garlic. Toast for a few minutes or until golden brown, shaking the pan occasionally to toss the pine nuts and promote even color. Once the pine nuts are done, remove them from the pan and continue to toast the garlic. Remove it from the pan and remove the skin. Wait until both are cooled.

Place the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil in a blender and pulse until smooth, but still a tad grainy in texture. Place everything in a bowl and stir in the cheese.
Basil Pesto
I can't think of a better way to enjoy the Summer flavors of fresh basil than by using it in a classic pesto sauce. This sauce is great tossed with pasta, on top of grilled meat or fish, or as a base for a green pizza in lieu of the tomato sauce.
PREP TIME
5 minutes
COOK TIME
3 minutes
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