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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Good for You
For over 35 years we have continually strived to grow only the freshest and healthiest onions, for our families and for our customers, but it might surprise you to find out that not only do our onions taste exceptionally good, they are also very good for you.

Onions are fat-free and cholesterol-free, low in sodium, high in vitamin C, and a good source of fiber. Organosulfur and other compounds in onions help increase circulation, lower blood pressure, and prevent blood clotting, detoxify the body and skin and also fight the free radicals that can cause cell destruction and disease.

They also contain generous amounts of a flavonoid called quercetin, a potent antioxidant, and they contain anti-allergy, antiviral and antihistamine properties. Studies have shown that quercetin protects against cataracts, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Other sources are tea and apples, but research shows that absorption of quercetin from onions is twice that from tea and more than three times that from apples.

Now that you know how healthy our onions are, we hope you’ll look for them at your local grocery store and make them a staple in your diet.
Please visit these websites for additional information about the nutritional value of onions.
http://www.nutritiondata.com
http://www.vegetarian-nutrition.info
http://www.onions-usa.org
Did you Know? Onions contain chemicals that help fight free radicals in our bodies. The organosulfur compounds in onions help increase circulation, lower blood pressure and detoxify the body.
Good Onions. Great Cause.
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