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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Sweet and Spicy Rice Salad
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups short-grain or brown rice, cooked according to package instructions and cooled
1 ripe mango, pitted, peeled and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
1 small red or sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
Handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
Juice from 2 fresh limes
2 teaspoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon neutral-flavored oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Add diced avocado to small bowl and fold gently with half of the lime juice. This will prevent the avocados from browning as they sit.

Add rice to a large, nonreactive mixing bowl and fold in remaining lime juice, vinegar and oil, making sure to combine well. Add mango, jalapeño, bell peppers, cucumber, onion and mint and fold to combine. Add avocado and fold gently to combine. Let stand a room temperature for at least an hour before serving.
Sweet and Spicy Rice Salad
This economical salad is a snap to put together and ports well for a picnic or pot-luck. It's also great with a piece of grilled chicken or salmon.
PREP TIME
0 minutes
COOK TIME
30 minutes
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