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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One Thing in Common
Did you know onions are the only basic ingredient found in every single solitary cuisine around the world? Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Believed to be native to Asia, these underground bulbs are prized all over the world; they are definitely prized in Yerington, Nevada at Peri & Sons Farms where we have been growing premium white, red, yellow, sweet and organic onions since 1979.

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Easy Hot and Sour Thai Shrimp Soup
3 large stalks fresh lemongrass, ends trimmed and smashed with a meat mallet or heavy knife
4 cups chicken stock
1 small white onion, chopped
12 fresh Kaffir lime leaves, or juice from 3 fresh limes
1 cup canned straw mushrooms, drained
2-4 tablespoons roasted Thai chili paste
8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
4-6 Thai chiles, stemmed and with a meat mallet or heavy knife
3 scallions, cut into 1" pieces
Heat a stock pot to medium-high; add oil and onions. Cook onions for 5 minutes, or until they become fragrant and translucent. Add stock and bring to a boil; add lemongrass stalks and 6 lime leaves (or the lime juice). Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove and discard lemongrass and lime leaves and increase heat to high. Stir in mushrooms and chili paste; boil for 1 minute. Add shrimp and fish sauce and cook until shrimp are just cooked through, about 45 seconds. Combine remaining lime leaves with chiles, scallions, and lime juice in a serving bowl. Pour soup into serving bowl, stir, and serve with steamed rice, if you like.
Easy Hot and Sour Thai Shrimp Soup
This pungent, sour, flavorful soup is about the best thing ever on a chilly day. The classic recipe calls for quite a few ingredients; we've simplified our version in an effort to make this quick and easy to prepare. If you'd rather omit the shrimp, fried pieces of firm tofu also work well in this recipe. This recipe makes 2 servings but can easily be doubled.
5 minutes
15 minutes
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