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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Summer Ratatouille
Ingredients
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
1 large sweet or yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
4 cups eggplant, peeled and chopped
2 medium sized zucchini, chopped
2 yellow squash, chopped
2 pounds Summer-ripe tomatoes
3/4 cup white wine or vegetable stock
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Directions
In a large saucepan, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and peppers, and cook, stirring often, until onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggplant, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until eggplant is mostly soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

Increase heat to medium-high; add wine, and cook until pan is almost dry, 4 to 5 minutes. Add zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes and oregano. Bring vegetables to a boil, and reduce heat. Cook until they are tender but not mushy, approximately 15 minutes. If mixture starts to dry out, add enough water to continue cooking process until vegetables are a you like them. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and parsley. Remove from heat and serve.
Summer Ratatouille
Hit your local farmer's market this weekend and pick up he ingredients for this rich, flavorful, completely healthy vegetable stew. We love this as a topping for grilled chicken, tossed with pasta or served with crusty bread. This recipe makes 6-8 servings.
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
30 minutes
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