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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Focus on Fresh
The only thing better than growing fresh, organic produce is knowing that, what we work so hard to grow, is going to be enjoyed by a wide variety of people in an array of creative ways. We believe that when you focus on eating fresh, organic vegetables and herbs daily the healthy benefits will follow.

Whether you’re into the raw-food movement, love paleo, cook southern-style, stir-fry, are a grill master or can’t live without your crockpot, we have recipes that will inspire the “chef” in you.
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Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps
For the meatballs:
1 1/2 pounds lean ground pork
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon ginger, finely minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon sriracha
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lime juice
1-2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

Remaining ingredients:
1 head Romaine lettuce, washed and cored
1 carrot, julienned
1 cucumber, sliced into thin strips
1 red onion, thinly sliced
Sesame seeds, and additional teriyaki sauce, for garnish
Nonstick cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Make the meatballs: Gently mix all meatball ingredients except the teriyaki sauce in a medium bowl with your hands until evenly combined. Be careful not to over mix or the meatballs will become tough.

Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Using about 1 heaping tablespoon of meat mixture each, form meatballs and place them on the baking sheet. Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes or until they are fully cooked through in the middle, flipping once half way through with a spatula. Remove from heat and brush with teriyaki sauce.

To assemble, take one lettuce leaf and top with two or three meatballs. Add some carrot, onion and cucumber. Garnish with sesame seeds and more teriyaki sauce.
Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps
These little packets of sweet, savory deliciousness are dairy and gluten-free, easy to prepare and totally kid-friendly. They make a great lunch or light dinner and work well as an appetizer for your next dinner party, too.
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15 minutes
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