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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Easy Mexican Barbacoa Tacos
1 pound chuck steak, trimmed of excess fat
1 cup beef stock
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 white onion, chopped
6 corn tortillas
1 cup lettuce, shredded
1 small avocado
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Place the chuck steak in your slow cooker.

Mix the broth, vinegar, tomato sauce, lime juice, and spices together. Pour the mixture over the steak. Finely chop the onion and place half of the amount in the slow cooker with the steak. reserve the remaining onion for the taco assembly. Cook on low for 5 hours or until steak is fork-tender. Let the mixture cool for about 30 minutes, then remove the chuck from the slow cooker and chop.

To assemble the tacos, heat the tortillas and top each one with some meat lettuce, sliced avocado, the remaining onion, and crumbled feta. Serve immediately.
Easy Mexican Barbacoa Tacos
Slow cookers aren't just for Winter time! We love using our slow cooker when the weather is warm because, unlike an oven, it won't heat up your kitchen. These easy Barbacoa Tacos are the perfect Summertime slow cooker meal; spicy, savory and easy! This recipe makes 6 tacos but can easily be doubled.
15 minutes
5 hours / 0 mins
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