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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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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Mixed Grill Tin Foil Packets
1 pound seafood (we used lobster, shrimp and clams but scallops and mussels also work well in this recipe)
1 red, white or sweet onion, sliced
2 ears of corn, shucked and cut into 1" rounds
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup dry white wine, vegetable stock or beer
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place 4 large sheets of heavy-duty foil on your work surface. Arrange seafood, onion and corn on foil, distributing evenly among the four pieces of foil. Add 1 tablespoon butter to each packet, on top of the seafood and veggies. Season with salt and pepper.

Bring the edges of each piece of foil up over the seafood and veggies and fold the edges together several times -- you'll want to make sure the fold is sealed tightly so as not to let any steam escape when the packets are cooking. Fold up one end of the packets, making sure to seal well. Gently tip the packets a bit to the side and add 1/4 cup of the wine stock or beer to each packet. Fold up the remaining end of the packets, making sure to seal well. Immediately place the packet in the cooler and keep them cold until you cook them.

To cook the packets, heat a grill to medium-high. Place packets on the grill in a single layer and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the packets from the grill and pierce the foil with a knife to allow the steam to escape. Let stand for 5 minutes before opening the packets -- be careful, the packets will be hot. Serve and enjoy!
Mixed Grill Tin Foil Packets
Put these tasty foil packets together, throw them on ice and toss them on the grill the next time you go camping or to the beach. They're a snap to prepare, cook quickly and totally delicious! We've simplified the ingredients in our version of this recipe; feel free to mix things up with your favorite veggies and seasonings. This recipe makes four servings.
15 minutes
15 minutes
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