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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Smoked Onion Mustard
10 ounces Rauchbier
1 cup brown mustard seeds, divided
1/4 cup malt vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard powder
1 teaspoon salt, kosher or smoked
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black peppercorns
In a non-reactive, lidded container container, add Rauchbier, 1/2 cup mustard seeds and malt vinegar. Stir to combine. Seal and let sit 4 hours to overnight.

In a sauté pan over medium heat, add oil and onions. Stir occasionally until the onions are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Transfer to a blender, also adding beer-mustard mixture, brown sugar, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, about 2 – 3 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup whole mustard seeds.

Transfer the mustard to lidded glass jars, cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving.
Smoked Onion Mustard
This zesty mustard gets its distinctive flavor from Rauchbier, a German Lager that has been kilned over smoke. There are many brands of Rauchbier available in the states; consult your local brewer to find a good one. this recipe makes 16 ounces of mustard -- divide into smaller jars for an awesome holiday gift.
10 minutes
12 minutes
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