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.

Learn more about our cooling process >
Nunes & Peri. No Risk. No Reward. (315kb PDF) >
Walker River Cooling First of Its Kind in Nevada Positions Operations for Expansion (70kb PDF) >
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Peri & Sons Farms
Peri & Sons Farms
Cultivating a Sustainable Future
Peri & Sons Farms is fully committed to sustainable practices. Over the years we have put substantial resources into implementing new farming techniques and adopting cutting-edge technologies with the goal of meeting, and even exceeding our industry’s standards. That’s why we are so proud to say that after years of hard work, planning and preparation, Peri & Sons Farms has recently become the first domestic, onion farming operation to achieve the Sustainably Grown certification from SCS Global Services (SCS). The certification also extends to the company’s entire USDA Organic certified vegetable farming operation.

The certification was issued by SCS in accordance with the producer requirements of its Sustainably Grown standard, which meets some of the world’s highest environmental, social and economic criteria. Achieving the certification through a stringent third-party audit requires an unwavering, company-wide commitment to the mission.

Sustainability Mission Statement
We are committed to growing good things with integrity by embedding sustainable principles and practices into everything we do. We strive to cultivate the highest environmental and ethical leadership standards as we foster our efforts and are mindful of vital resources for future needs.

More information about our company’s sustainable practices:
Corporate Stamement on Sustainable Practices (169kb PDF) >>
Certificate-Sustainably Grown NV and CA (310kb PDF) >>
SustainableCert_PR_020316 (165kb PDF) >>
Peri & Sons Farms
Our Misson: Passionately grow and market superior produce, using the most innovative and environmentally responsible methods. Continue and build upon our family tradition of providing unparalleled service and support to our customers, employees and partners.
Peri & Sons Red Onions
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