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.

Learn more about our cooling process >
Nunes & Peri. No Risk. No Reward. (315kb PDF) >
Walker River Cooling First of Its Kind in Nevada Positions Operations for Expansion (70kb PDF) >
Walker River Cooling | Peri & Sons Farms & The Nunes Company >
Peri & Sons Farms
Peri & Sons Farms
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.
Select at least one category at left
Grilled Teriyaki Veggie Kabobs
For the marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey or brown sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced

For the skewers:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
2 large bell peppers, seeded, cored and cut into 1" pieces
1 large red or sweet onion, cut into 1" chunks
2 medium-sized zucchini, cut into 1/4" rounds
Combine all marinade ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl and whisk well to combine. Remove about 1/4 cup of the marinade and set aside; you'll use this for basting the skewers later when they're on the grill. Add chicken to remaining marinade, toss to coat, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours.

While the chicken is marinating, soak 8-12 wooden skewers in a dish of water so they don't burn up on the grill, or use metal skewers.

Once the chicken is ready, preheat your grill to medium. Thread chicken and vegetables onto skewers, distributing evenly. Grill for 12-14 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. Remove from heat and serve right away.
Grilled Teriyaki Veggie Kabobs
These sweet and savory skewers are a snap to put together and oh so healthy. We've kept the veggie combination simple with this recipe, but feel free to experiment with eggplant, cherry tomatoes or mushrooms. This recipe makes 4 servings.
1 hour / 0 mins
15 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
Perfect Chicken Noodle Soup
Perfect Chicken Noodle Soup
Sweet Orange Chicken Skewers
Sweet Orange Chicken Skewers
Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad
Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad
Join in the Onion Obsession!
Do you love finding new, delicious and healthy recipes, as well as helpful produce tips and cooking tricks? Join our FREE Onion Obsession Club for monthly emails with recipes, healthy-living ideas and more!

There was an error processing your request. Please try again.

Thanks for Signing Up!
Check your inbox soon.

Nevada Fresh Pak