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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One Thing in Common
Did you know onions are the only basic ingredient found in every single solitary cuisine around the world? Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Believed to be native to Asia, these underground bulbs are prized all over the world; they are definitely prized in Yerington, Nevada at Peri & Sons Farms where we have been growing premium white, red, yellow, sweet and organic onions since 1979.

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Chicken Cacciatore
Ingredients
One 3 to 3 1/2 pound cut-up whole chicken
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced
2 yellow onions, sliced
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with liquid
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Directions
Coat chicken with flour. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 15 to 20 minutes or until brown on all sides; drain.

Add bell pepper, onions and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone.

Garnish with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore is a rich, hearty chicken stew that's loaded with fresh onions and peppers. As sophisticated as this recipe looks, it's not difficult to make. Serve with some crusty bread and a green salad for a table of happy, satisfied diners!
PREP TIME
20 minutes
COOK TIME
1 hour / 0 mins
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