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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Sweet Sesame Soba Noodles
Ingredients
For the sesame sauce:
1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sugar or honey
2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ground blast pepper

4 ounces dried soba noodles
1 12-ounce package extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2" cubes
1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded, cored and cut into strips
1/2 sweet or white onion, cut into strips
6-8 brown mushrooms, brushed clean and sliced
4 ounces fresh green beans, woody ends removed and cut in half crosswise
1 large carrot, julienned
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
Directions
Combine all sauce ingredients in a nonreactive bowl; whisk to combine and set aside.

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until al dente, about 5-6 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Heat a large skillet to medium-high and add 1 tablespoon oil. Add tofu pieces and cook for 5 minutes, turning the tofu with kitchen tongs about every minute so that all sides of each piece get brown and crispy. Remove tofu from pan and set aside on a paper towel to drain. Leave the pan on the heat.

Add remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and add onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, green beans and carrot and stir-fry for 5 minutes, until veggies begin to become tender but still retain come crunch and texture. Add noodles and tofu back to the pan, stir in sauce and cook for one more minute.

Remove from heat; serve and enjoy!
Sweet Sesame Soba Noodles
This satisfying noodle bowl takes just minutes to put together, is meat-free and loaded with lots of good-for-you veggies. The sauce also makes a great marinade for veggies that are headed for the grill or a piece of chicken. This recipe makes 2 large servings.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
15 minutes
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