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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Moroccan Tagine
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 pounds chuck roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon saffron
1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
3 carrots, sliced crosswise into bite-sized pieces
1 lb baby potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Season beef with salt and pepper.

Heat tagine over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and chuck. Cook beef until browned on all sides. Add onions, stir and cook for two minutes more.

Add ginger, cumin and saffron, mix well. Top with tomatoes, carrots and potatoes. Place tagine lid over stew and simmer for at least one hour, stirring occasionally.

Season stew to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Top with freshly chopped cilantro and serve.
Moroccan Tagine
Tagine is a classic Moroccan stew that is named after both the vessel it is prepared in and the finished dish. Serve with over white or brown rice, if you like.
15 minutes
1 hour / 30 mins
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