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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Onion Tarte Tatin
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
8 small sweet onions, peeled, ends removed and halved crosswise
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
Fresh thyme sprigs and freshly cracked black pepper, for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 F. Melt butter in a 12-inch ovenproof cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat; swirl to coat bottom. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan evenly with sugar.

Place 12 to 14 onion halves in the skillet, cut sides down, with the sides touching. Cut remaining onion halves into quarters, and place, cut sides down, in gaps between onions in skillet.

Cover and cook onions 10 minutes, adding salt and 1 tablespoon of water halfway through. Add vinegar; cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are caramelized. Remove from heat.

Roll pastry sheet out on a lightly floured work surface; cut a round the same diameter as the skillet. Place pastry round over onions in skillet.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven; immediately invert onto a serving plate. Garnish with thyme and freshly cracked pepper. Slice and serve warm.
Onion Tarte Tatin
In spite of how elegant this dish looks and tastes, it's surprisingly easy to put together. Store-bought puff pastry makes short order of the prep work and simplifies the ingredient list even further. Make this show-stopper of a side dish at your next holiday dinner and prepare for a table full of happy and delighted diners! This recipe makes 6 servings.
25 minutes
30 minutes
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