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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Kale and Butternut Squash Sauté
2 bunches kale, washed, dried and ribs removed
2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1" cubes
1/2 yellow or red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup pine nuts or chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper, to taste
Roast the squash: Preheat oven to 375 F. Place squash cubes on a baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Roast for 25-30 minutes, until the squash is fork-tender. Remove from oven and set aside.

Heat a large skillet to medium-high. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the onion. Sauté onion for 5-6 minutes, until onion becomes fragrant and translucent. Reduce heat to medium and add garlic. Cook for one more minute. Add kale and sauté until kale begins to wilt, about two minutes. Add nuts and squash and cook for one more minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Kale and Butternut Squash Sauté
This vegetarian dish is a snap to put together, loaded with nutrients and makes a great light lunch or dinner side. Feel free to swap out spinach or chard for the kale, if you like.
5 minutes
15 minutes
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