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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Sloppy Joe's
Ingredients
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup minced carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup finely chopped white or yellow onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 lb ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
2 cups tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 whole-grain buns, split
Directions
Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the minced carrots and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the chopped onion, bell pepper and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent, about 5 more minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 more seconds. Remove from heat. Remove vegetables from the pan to a medium sized bowl and set aside.

Using the same pan, crumble the ground beef into the pan. Sprinkle with salt. Brown the ground beef until cooked through. Drain, if necessary.

Add ketchup, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, vinegar, sugar and spices to the ground beef. Add vegetables back into the same pan and simmer for ten minutes.

Spoon meat filling onto buns and serve immediately.
Sloppy Joe's
Making your own Sloppy Joe's is so easy that there's no reason to use commercial sauce. We've upped the veggie content with this recipe to add more fiber and nutrition, and you can prepare this recipe with ground turkey instead of beef if you prefer.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
30 minutes
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