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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Greek Orzo Salad
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
1 large or two small boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (you can also speed prep up by using a store-bought rotisserie chicken)
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, washed and halved
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar (white-wine vinegar works, too)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Cook orzo according to package directions.

Combine oil and vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.

In a large non-reactive bowl, gently mix pasta, chicken, tomatoes, parsley, onion and feta. Add dressing and toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours, before serving.
Greek Orzo Salad
This lovely pasta salad is great warm or chilled, and mayonnaise-free, making it a great option for your next picnic or day at the beach. You can eat this right after preparing, but we think it develops much better flavor after resting in the refrigerator for a few hours.
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
Italian Salad with Fig and Prosciutto
Italian Salad with Fig and Prosciutto
Sausage, Pepper and Onion Skillet
Sausage, Pepper and Onion Skillet
Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup
Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup
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