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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Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
3 pounds chuck roast, cut into 1" pieces
4 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 large yellow onion, diced
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
2 large sweet potatoes, washed and cut into 1" rounds
2 large carrots, washed and cut into 1" rounds
2 1/2 cups good-quality beef stock
1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes with juice
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 bay leaves
Leaves from 2 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet to medium-high and add 2 tablespoons oil. Season beef pieces with flour, salt and pepper and sear, making sure all sides of the beef pieces get browned. Transfer beef to your slow cooker.

Add remaining oil and cook onion until the edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 more seconds. Add a splash of the beef stock to deglaze the pan, making sure to scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Pour contents of pan into your slow cooker.

Add sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and tomato paste, remaining stock, bay leaves and thyme leaves to your slow cooker; stir to combine. Cook stew on low for 7-8 hours or until potatoes and beef are fork-tender. Garnish with thyme leaves and serve warm.
Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
Don't let the cold weather pass you by without making this rich, hearty and flavorful beef stew at least once. Tender sweet potatoes combined with falling-apart beef pieces make for a crowd-pleasing feast; we particularly love this stew served over steamed rice or with lots of crusty bread for mopping up all of the glorious stock! This recipe makes 8 servings.
20 minutes
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