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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Squash and Chickpea Salad
Ingredients
2 cups baby spinach or leafy greens, washed and dried
3-4 baby beets, skins scrubbed clean
1 cup butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cubes
5-6 cherry or grape tomates, halved
1/2 cup chickpeas, washed (add more if you like)
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for roasting the beets and squash
1 teaspoon red or white wine vinegar
Salt and peper, to taste
Directions
Roast the squash and beets: Preheat your oven to 375F. Toss the cubed squash with a drizzle of olive oil and arrange in 1 layer on a sheet pan. Season lightly with salt. Toss the beets with a drizzle of olive oil, wrap in aluminum foil, and place on sheet pan next to the squash. Roast for 45 minutes, until squash is beginning to brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

In a bowl, add greens, beets, squash, tomatoes, chickpeas oil and vinegar and toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Squash and Chickpea Salad
This light and healthy salad is packed with protein and fiber, and easy to prepare. It makes a great side to a grilled steak. Assemble all the ingredients in a bowl to serve right away or layer the ingredients in a large mason jar and add olive oil and vinegar at the very end for a portable, not-sad desk lunch!
PREP TIME
5 minutes
COOK TIME
45 minutes
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