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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Oven Braised Chicken with Peppers and Olives
1 pound bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or legs (or a combination)
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken stock
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 F.

Heat a large, cast-iron skillet to medium-high and add 1 tablespoon oil. Dredge chicken pieces in flour and shake off excess. Season with salt and pepper. Sear chicken pieces on all sides until they begin to brown; you do not want to cook the chicken through at this point. Once chicken is browned, remove from pan and set aside.

Add remaining tablespoon of oil to pan and add onions and peppers. Sauté until vegetables just begin to soften, about 5 minutes Add garlic and cook for one more minute. Deglaze the pan with the wine or stock, making sure to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add in tomatoes with juice, olives and parsley; stir to combine. Add chicken pieces back into pan and roast in the oven for 45 minutes, or until the juices of the chicken run clear. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Oven Braised Chicken with Peppers and Olives
This one-pan wonder is loaded with flavor and lots of fiber-rich veggies Feel free to toss in some canned artichoke hearts, if you like.
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