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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Peri & Sons Farms
Peri & Sons Farms
Today’s family-farming business is far more complex than anyone would have envisioned back in 1902, when David Peri’s grandfather emigrated from Italy and started a small farm in Lockwood, Nevada with his brothers. As years passed, the original Peri farm continued to be worked and improved by David’s father and uncle, the second generation of Peri’s. Modern times brought changes, and as the third generation of Peri’s came of age, expectations and opportunities changed too.

While his siblings pursued other interests, David knew from a very early age that farming was his singular passion. Immediately after graduating high school he followed his heart and set out on a course to build a farming operation, not too far away, in Yerington, Nevada. With single-minded determination, an innate aptitude for business, a mechanically-inclined mind and a staunch work ethic, David forged ahead undeterred to build Peri & Sons Farms.

Today a fourth generation of Peri’s, David’s children, are hard at work and fully involved in various aspects of the family’s farm business. Although the fifth generation is still a bit too young to help out on the farm, chances are they’ve inherited the same love-of-the-land and passion for farming that motivated the first generation of Peri farmers more than a century ago.
The Peri & Sons Family
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Peri & Sons Farms
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