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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Nevada Fresh Pak
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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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Loaded Veggie Pizza
1 store-bought, precooked pizza crust
1/2 cup store-bought marinara or pizza sauce (you can also use pesto sauce for this recipe)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella or provolone cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 red or sweet onion, sliced into thin slivers
10-15 cherry or grape tomatoes, washed, dried and sliced in half
1 cup broccoli florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
1 small zucchini, washed and thinly sliced
Handful of fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 425 F. Brush pizza with olive oil. Place pizza on a work surface and spread sauce over the surface. Add cheeses first and then vegetables, distributing all ingredients evenly. Place pizza directly on oven rack and bake for 10-15 minutes, until crust is crispy and cheese is melted and bubbling. Remove from oven, slice and serve!
Loaded Veggie Pizza
Crunchy, sweet and savory, this delicious pizza is a snap to put together and a great way to get a hefty serving of vegetables into your kids. You can add any vegetables you like to this recipe in addition to what we've used; try cauliflower florets or some matchsitck cut carrots.
10 minutes
15 minutes
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Chimichurri Sauce
Basil Hummus
Stuffed Bell Peppers