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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Chicken Gnocchi Soup
1 1/4 cups yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 ounces fresh spinach, washed, dried and roughly chopped
1 quart chicken stock
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/2 cups cooked, shredded rotisserie chicken
1 16-ounce pack store-bought gnocchi
2 cups milk (more if needed)
1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Shredded Romano or parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook for 5-6 minutes. Add garlic and cook for two minutes more.

Add butter and flour to vegetable mixture. Stir and let cook for one minute. Gradually whisk in milk; once combined, let the mixture thicken for about 2-3 minutes. Add herbs, spices and stock. Reduce to a simmer, cover and let cook for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, add gnocchi, chicken and cream; let cook for another 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with cheese (if using) before serving.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
This creamy, satisfying soup is so good on a chilly day. We've sped up the prep time by using a store-bought rotisserie chicken and gnocchi so you can have this on the table in under an hour. This recipe makes 5 servings.
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