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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Mushroom Onion Squares
1 tablespoon salted butter, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3-4 ounces mushrooms, brushed clean, stemmed and sliced
1 medium yellow or red onion, thinly sliced
Leaves from 1 sprig fresh thyme (optional)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 ounces Gruyère or Swiss cheese, grated
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil along with 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutes until tender. Remove and set aside in a medium bowl.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil sauté the onions for 5 minutes. Add the sugar and continue to cook for 25 minutes on medium low heat, stirring every few minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and stir gently. remove from heat and add the onions to the mushroom mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cool to room temperature. Add the cheese and mix well.

Preheat your oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Cut the puff pastry into 2 inch squares and place them on the lined baking sheet. Brush the beaten egg on the squares. Place a tablespoon of caramelized onion mixture in the center or each square. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and pastry is brown and puffed. Let cool a few minutes before serving.
Mushroom Onion Squares
These savory little bites make a great party appetizer or afternoon snack. We used brown mushrooms in our version; feel free to use whatever mushrooms (or a combination) you like.
10 minutes
45 minutes
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