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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Greek Chicken and Rice Bake
For the chicken seasoning:
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Remaining ingredients:
1 pound bone-in, skin on chicken thighs or drumsticks
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lemon, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock (we like Kitchen Basics brand)
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 F.

Make the chicken seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Rub the chicken pieces on all sides with the seasoning; refrigerate until ready to use.

Add onion and garlic to a glass baking dish along with butter. Cook for 10 minutes, until onions begin to soften and brown and garlic becomes fragrant.

Remove baking dish from oven and add rice and stock; stir to combine. Place chicken pieces over rice. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes or until rice has absorbed all liquid and chicken juices run clear. Remove from oven and let stand for about 5 minutes before garnishing with parsley and serving.
Greek Chicken and Rice Bake
This one-pan wonder is super easy to put together, making it a good weeknight meal option. Super flavorful and gluten-free, zesty chicken pieces come together with an insanely flavorful rice pilaf that tastes even better the next day. Serve with some quick roasted carrots or green beans for a well-rounded, delicious meal.
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