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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Sunions. Tearless and Sweet.
Sunions are the first truly tearless onions available in North America certified tearless through testing by the Bayer Sensory Lab and the Ohio State University. Unlike other onions, Sunions mature into a milder, sweeter flavor over time and breakthrough genetics provide less variability between onions. We follow a tightly-controlled flavor protocol and ship Sunions only once they are certified ready by a panel of tasting experts testing for peak flavor and tearlessness.

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• Sweet and Crunchy. Rigorous Taste Test Panel Sets Release Date. Becomes Sweeter in Storage. Grown in the USA


Sunions. Tearless and Sweet.
Sunions are the first truly tearless onions available in North America. Unlike other onions, Sunions mature into a milder, sweeter flavor over time and are a Non-GMO variety that provide less variability between onions.

Please contact our Sales Team for more information.

Jessica Peri, Retail Sales Manager
775-463-6326 Direct, 775-741-3949 Mobile

Cindy Elrod, Sales & New Business Development
775-463-6318 Direct, 509-720-1661 Mobile

Mindy VanVleck, Sales
775-463-6313 Direct, 509-945-3513 Mobile

Monique Blajos, Sales
775-463-6325 Direct, 775-316-1040 Mobile
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