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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Herby Turkey Sliders
1 pound ground dark turkey meat
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
3 teaspoons 1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon, freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 1/2 teaspoon toasted fennel seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
Toast the fennel seeds in a small sauté pan over medium heat, shaking a few minutes for even toasting, until they become aromatic and start to brown slightly. Be careful that they don’t burn. Let cool slightly, then pulse a couple times with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder or a clean coffee grinder.

In a large bowl combine the tomato paste, onion, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, lemon zest, fennel, oregano and red pepper flakes. Add the turkey to the bowl and gently combine (or moosh) until the ingredients are distributed. Shape the mixture into 2 ounce patties (about the size of your hands).

Heat a grill pan brushed with oil, brown the patties over medium heat on both sides, about 3 minutes each. Cover and continue 3 more minutes until cooked through.

Or, in a sauté pan, add just enough oil to coat a hot pan, sauté about 3 minutes on each side to brown, reduce heat, add a tablespoon of water, cover to steam the inside about 3 more minutes. Serve in a pita or a bun with lettuce, tomato and a slice of avocado.

Storage: Store refrigerated in airtight container for Freezer: individually wrapped for 3 months.
Herby Turkey Sliders
Reprinted with permission from The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods. Copyright © 2013 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA. Photo credit: Leo Gong
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