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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Spicy Sausage and Lentil Stew
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium yellow or white onion, finely chopped
1 cup celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tsp. ground fennel seed (optional)
1 pound hot Italian beef or turkey sausage
8 cups chicken stock
3 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups dried brown lentils
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
Directions
In a large dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon oil to medium. Add onion and celery and sauté for five minutes. Add garlic, chili flakes, thyme and fennel and cook for one more minute.

Add remaining olive oil and add sausage. Break the sausage apart with a wooden spatula as it cooks. Cook until the sausage is browned, about 5-6 minutes.

Add two cups of stock and scrape the bottom of the pan to release all of the brown bits. Add remaining stock, tomatoes and juice, lentils and bay leaves. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to low and summer until beans are tender, about an hour and a half. Discard bay leaves, season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley. Serve warm.
Spicy Sausage and Lentil Stew
This rich, hearty stew is so good on a chilly evening and makes great leftovers. Serve with crusty bread or over white rice. This recipe serves 6-8.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
1 hour / 45 mins
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