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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Southwestern Quinoa Salad
Ingredients
For the salad:
1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package directions
1 14.5-ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14.5-ounce can of corn kernels, rinsed and drained
2 just-ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1 small red onion chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

For the dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Juice from 4 limes
1 clove garlic, mashed into a paste
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Directions
Combine all dressing ingredients in a lidded glass jar. Cover and shake well to combine.

Combine all salad ingredients in a large serving bowl. Fold gently to combine. Add dressing and fold again, being careful not to break up the avocado, to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 4 before serving.
Southwestern Quinoa Salad
This gluten-free side dish makes a nice alternative to a heavy pasta salad and, being mayo-free, makes a great dish to take to a picnic or pot-luck where it might sit out for awhile. It stores well, covered and refrigerated, for up to three days.
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
15 minutes
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