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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Growing a Good Future
Over the years the Peri’s commitment to their community has been demonstrated in many ways. As founders, the Boy and Girls Club of Mason Valley (BGCMV) holds a special place in the Peri’s hearts.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America developed a special “Great Futures Start Here” award that is presented to a business, organization, or individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the youth of this country.

In 2015 Peri & Sons Farms was the area’s recipient of this award. When presented, it was said, “Since the day we began as a full-fledged Boys & Girls Club, David & Pam Peri have been there for our organization. Peri & Sons Farms has lead the way for our organization. Peri and Sons Farms, along with their tremendous team of devoted employees, who also give of themselves to our organization, have lead the way and are the Foundation of Club. We are eternally grateful!”

Also in 2008 Peri & Sons Farms was the first local recipient of the “From the Heart” award in recognition of their special place in the “Heart of the Club”.

Travis Crowder, Chief Program Officer for BGCMV has much to say in recognition of the Peri’s support. “It goes without saying that the BGCMV would not existed today if not for the tremendous and enduring support of David and Pamela Peri, along with support from their employees, family, and friends” says Crowder. Adding that, “The Peri’s support includes: initial and continuous support for the “Night in the Country” fundraising event; being lead donors every year for the BGCMV Annual Giving Campaign; rallying support when BGCMV was faced with unforeseeable debts that resulted in the BGCMV receiving more than double their goal for the 2007 campaign; and hundreds of thousands of dollars both in-kind and fiscally donated each year.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley
The BGCMV has been committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for all young people, especially those who need us the most in the Lyon County areas. To learn more about BGCMV please visit: www.bgcmasonvalley.org
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Peri & Sons Farms
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Peri & Sons Farms
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