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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Caramelized Onion Hummus
Ingredients
For the caramelized onions:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

For the hummus:
1 15-ounce can garbonzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons tahini paste
2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup olive oil, plus more if needed
Directions
Make the caramelized onions: heat a skillet to medium and add the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until the onions begin to soften and turn a caramel color, stirring every five minutes. The total process should take about 15-20 minutes. Add the sugar and vinegar and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the liquid from the vinegar cooks off. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the hummus, pulse the beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a food processor until combined. Add about 1/2 cup of the onions and pulse to blend. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and continue to pulse until the mixture becomes smooth. If the hummus seems too thick at this point, you can add a little more oil until you get he consistency you like.

You can serve this hummus right away or store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to five days.
Caramelized Onion Hummus
Take your hummus to the next level with the addition of sweet and delicious caramelized onions. This dip is healthy, a snap to put together and is fantastic served with pita chips, crusty bread or a topping on a veggie sandwich.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
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