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.

If you love cooking, and especially cooking with onions, then we think you will particularly enjoy this part of our website. We invite you to join our Onion Obsession Club to periodically receive information and recipes featuring onions.
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Creamy Roasted Onion Soup
2 large sweet onions, peeled and sliced into quarters
2 shallots, peeled and sliced in half
1 head of garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
4 cups good-quality chicken stock (we like Kitchen Basics brand)
1/4 cup dry sherry
1/3 cup heavy cream
Leaves from 1 sprig fresh thyme or tarragon
Preheat oven to 375 F. Place onions and shallots on a baking sheet and drizzle with most of the olive oil. Season with salt and toss to coat. Slice the top 1/4" off of the garlic bulb, drizzle with remaining oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast onions, shallots and garlic for 35-40 minutes, until onions are softened and caramelized. Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle.

Once cool enough to work with, extract the roasted garlic cloves from the bulb by squeezing the bulb as firmly as you can onto a work surface.

Working in batches, add half of the roasted onions, shallots and garlic to a blender along with half of the stock. Blend until very smooth; you can strain the mixture to remove any larger particles if you like but it's not necessary.

Add mixture to a stock pot and stir in cream, sherry, pepper and herb leaves. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
Creamy Roasted Onion Soup
These bowl-fulls of creamy, onion-y goodness make a fantastic starter course to your holiday meal. Roasting the onions softens and caramelizes them and brings out their deep, sweet flavor. This recipe makes 8 starter-sized servings or you can serve this soup in shot glasses for a unique (and delicious) party appetizer.
10 minutes
50 minutes
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