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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Southern-style Fried Chicken Sandwiches
For the chicken:
Vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon paprika
4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
2 whole eggs
2 boneless chicken breasts, butterflied

To assemble the sandwiches:
2 large hamburger buns, split and toasted
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 store-bought coleslaw
Pickled, sliced jalapeño peppers
Sliced red onion
Make the chicken: In a deep skillet, heat 1 inch of vegetable oil to 375.

Make the breading by combining flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix throughly. In another bowl, prepare milk mixture by vigorously stir together milk and eggs. Put breadcrumbs in another bowl.

Dip chicken breast first into the flour mixture, then dip breast into the milk mixture and cover generously with bread crumbs on all sides.

Pan fry chicken breast for about 3 to 5 minutes per side turning once while cooking until juices run clear.

Drain cooked chicken on paper towels and let cool for a few minutes.

To assemble sandwiches, place chicken, and remaining ingredients on bottom sides of buns, dividing evenly. Place bun tops on sandwiches and serve right away.
Southern-style Fried Chicken Sandwiches
This glorious sandwich is crunchy, spicy, salty and absolutely delicious. Make this for your next get-together or game day and be a hero. This recipe makes two sandwiches but can easily be doubled.
10 minutes
10 minutes
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