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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Expanding on the Vision
Peri & Sons Farms’ growth continues to be fueled by year-round demand for the exceptional white, yellow, red, sweet and organic onions we are known for. So much so, that in 2007 we expanded our farming operation into California to eliminate any gap in year-round availability for our customers.

We grow our earliest spring onions with the help of our longtime partner and friend, George Mainas, in El Centro, California. The Mainas’ have a long heritage of growing a wide variety of top-quality, fresh fruits in the central valley. The Mainas family’s historic expertise as growers and the farm’s dedication to unsurpassed quality made them the perfect partner for David’s expansion into California.

While our farm in Yerington still serves as our headquarters, our El Centro and Firebaugh, California farming operations represent another step in the long-range plan for continual, managed growth that David has been envisioning for years. We grow, pack and ship our full variety of onions from our CA facilities from April through October.

We are proud to say that our CA packing facilities use state-of-the-art packing and shipping systems along with advanced farming technologies. Just as in Yerington, our CA operation is regularly audited by SCS Global to ensure everything is clean, safe and GFSI/GLOBAL G.A.P. compliant.
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Onions Ready for Shipping
Peri & Sons Firebaugh Facility
Peri & Sons Sliced Yellow Onions
Peri & Sons Farms Packed White Onions
Grading Our Sweetie Sweet Onions
Peri & Sons Firebaugh Farm
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