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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Health and Wellness
Food for Good Health and Well-being
A diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables has been proven to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Vegetables are a good source of many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, E and C as well as potassium and fiber. The USDA recommends incorporating fruit and vegetables into your daily routine and filling half of your plate with fresh produce.

If you’re looking for something to eat with lots of fresh veggies, check out our recipe database. We’ve got some great dishes that will take you on a trip around the globe and will work with many dietary restrictions. You’ll be sure to find something you want to prepare.

Eat the Rainbow!

Fruits and vegetables come in a range of colors -- from yellow and green to red and purple. Did you know that the hue of a fruit or vegetable is it’s color code to the vitamins and minerals that lie inside? That’s right -- mother nature has made it easy for us to know what nutrients we are getting, just based on the color we are eating! Check out the guide below for more information on colors and corresponding nutrients along with some great recipes that have that color of produce. Here’s to healthy eating and good living!
Red

Red fruits and vegetables help to fight cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease and give you glowing skin! They contain phytochemicals which have been studied for their cancer-fighting properties. To get more healthy red produce in your diet, look for fresh red peppers, red onions, beets, apples and berries.
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Gnocchi with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce
Orange and Yellow

Orange and yellow fruits and veggies improve immunity, reduce the risk of heart disease and promote eye health. They are high in vitamin C and carotenoids, including beta-carotene. They also help to improve blood flow. Look for carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, oranges and other citrus fruit and golden beets.
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Squash and Chickpea Salad
Green

Green fruits and vegetables help boost the immune system, detoxify the body and give you energy! They contain flavonols, beta-carotene and lutein, which is good for eye health.They are also rich in vitamin K, which is important for bone health. Look for broccoli, kale and other dark leafy greens, green apples, asparagus, avocado and zucchini.
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Tabouleh Salad
Kale Caesar Salad
Spanakopita
Blue and Purple

Blue and purple fruits and veggies fight cancer and inflamation and help to keep you young! They are rich in phytonutrients, including reservatrol and anthocynanins. To get more of the good blue and purple hued produce in your diet, look for red cabbage, eggplant, blueberries and blackberries, plums, prunes and figs.
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Asian Chicken Salad
White and Brown

White and brown fruits and vegetables have anti-cancer properties, help keep your bones strong and are good for the heart! Cauliflower is rich in a compond called sulforaphane, which fights cancer. Garlic and onions also contain anti-cancer compounds called allicin and quercetin. Look for white and yellow onions, caluflower, mushrooms and potatoes.
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Onion and Cauliflower Biryani