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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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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Zucchini Rollups with Goat Cheese
2 medium-size zucchini, washed and ends removed
4 ounces goat cheese, softened*
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium.

Slice the zucchini lengthwise, so the slices are about 1/4-1/3 inch thick. Reserve the end pieces for another use. Brush one side of the zucchini slices with oil, season with salt and pepper and grill for about 3 minutes on one side. Brush the other side, flip, and grill for another two minutes. The zucchini should be slightly browned but not soggy. Set the slices aside for a few minutes to cool.

Once slightly cooled, lay the zucchini slices out on a flat dish or cutting board. Add about a tablespoon of goat cheese to each slice at the end of the slice. To make the rollups, start rolling the slices with goat cheese end and roll up the slices to the other end.

You can refrigerate and serve these chilled or at room temperature.

*To soften the goat cheese, just pull it out of the refrigerator about 20-30 minutes before assembling the rollups. Make the softened goat cheese easier to work with by putting in a small bowl and whipping with a fork to incorporate some air.
Zucchini Rollups with Goat Cheese
Is there anything better in the Summertime than grilled zucchini? These nifty little rollups make a great party appetizer or afternoon snack, are super quick to throw together and fun for the kids to eat. This recipe makes about 10 rollups, but you can easily double or triple this recipe.
10 minutes
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