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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Chicken Bolognese with Crispy Basil
Ingredients
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup basil leaves
1 Peri & Sons yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
1 pound ground chicken
1 cup dry white wine
2 (14-ounce) cans chopped tomatoes
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 pound fettucine
Finely grated pecorino, to serve
Directions
Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the basil and cook for 1–2 minutes or until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the onion, garlic and tarragon to the pan and cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes or until softened. Add the ground chicken and cook, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon, for 5–7 minutes or until golden. Add the wine, tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook for 5–7 minutes or until reduced.

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water for 8–10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, add to the sauce and toss to combine. Divide the pasta among bowls and top with the crispy oregano and pecorino to serve.
Chicken Bolognese with Crispy Basil
This recipe is a twist on the traditional Italian dish, only quicker to prepare, making it perfect for a hearty weeknight meal. Serve this with crusty bread and a green salad for a table full of satisfied (and well-fed) guests!
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
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