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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Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
Ingredients
16 brown or white mushrooms, brushed clean, stems removed and reserved
1/2 medium yellow or red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2/3 cup store-bought pizza or marinara sauce
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/3 cup panko or bread crumbs
Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
Directions
Preheat oven to 375 F.

Using a small spoon, scoop out insides of mushrooms to allow enough room for filling.

Finely chop mushroom stems. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, onion and chopped mushroom stems to a pan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes until mushroom begin to release liquid and onions are fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Lay mushroom caps, bottom side up, on a non-stick baking sheet. Stuff mushroom/onion mixture into mushroom caps, distributing evenly. Top each with 2 teaspoons pizza sauce, 1 tablespoon cheese and one teaspoon of panko or bread crumbs. Drizzle remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over the stuffed mushrooms.

Bake 18-20 minutes or until mushrooms are cooked and cheese is browned and bubbly. Remove from heat, let cool slightly, garnish with parsley and serve warm.
Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
These zesty, savory little bites of deliciousness are kid-friendly and make a great game day snack or party appetizer. We made this recipe vegetarian but you can add mini pepperonis, if you like.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
25 minutes
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