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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Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
1 pound lean ground beef
1 packet store-bought taco seasoning
1 medium white or yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat your oven to 375 F. With a paring knife, slit one side of each potato down the middle, being careful not to cut all the way through. You want to make a "pocket" for the taco filling. Bake potatoes until they are fork-tender, about 45 minutes and remove from heat when they are done.

While the potatoes are baking, heat a large skillet to medium and add oil. Add onions and cook until the onions become translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef to pan and break up with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook mixture, stirring occasionally, until meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water and let simmer until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. When mixture is done, remove from heat.

Take one potato and squeeze gently to open up the slit in the middle. Add a big scoop of the filling and repeat until all ingredients are used up. Serve immediately.
Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These lower-carb, lower-sugar stuffed potatoes are sweet, spicy and savory all at once. Store-bought taco seasoning make for an easier prep time. If you're looking to mix up your stuffed potato game, this is definitely worth a try. This recipe makes 4 servings.
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