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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Onion and Cauliflower Biryani
4 tablespoons butter
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cup basmati rice, irnsed and drained
2 cups vegetable stock
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 375 F.

In an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and add the onions. Sauté until tender and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom and cook until spices are toasted, about 4-5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for one minute more. Stir in the cauliflower, rice and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, cover with lid and place in the oven. Cook until the rice is just cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly, then fluff with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve right away.
Onion and Cauliflower Biryani
This vegetable and rice dish originates from India and consists of rice, vegetables, spices and sometimes, a protein. We've kept our version simple with just the addition of cauliflower and onion, but you can add a handful of green peas, diced carrots, or chopped bell pepper, if you like. This recipe makes four servings.
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