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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Nevada Fresh Pak
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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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California Chicken Burgers
Ingredients
For the burger patties:
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 slices jack cheese

Remaining ingredients:
4 brioche burger buns, split and toasted
4 strips bacon, cooked
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
1 ripe tomato, sliced
Large handful of leafy greens
Mayonnaise or sandwich spread
Directions
Make the burger patties: Combine chicken, garlic, onion and spices in a large bowl. Mix gently with your (clean) hands, being careful not to overwork the mixture. Form mixture into 4 patties of even size.

Heat oil in a large skillet to medium. Add burger patties and cook for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty, cover and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove patties from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before assembling the burgers.

To assemble, Spread some mayonnaise on the bottom of each of the four buns. Place a patty on top of each and add bacon, avocado, tomato slices and some greens. Serve immediately.
California Chicken Burgers
Change up your burger routine with these savory, lightened up burgers. We think they are just as tasty as their beef counterparts and are totally kid-friendly, too! This recipe makes 4 burgers.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
15 minutes
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