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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USA Produce Pride
Today’s global economy makes it possible to find produce imported from all over the world at any American grocery store. After all, it’s not news that American consumers are demanding--they want what they want, when they want it--whether it’s peaches in March or tomatoes in November.

We understand that as a produce professional your main objective is to meet the needs of your customers, while at the same time meeting the needs of your equally-demanding stakeholders. But a growing number of American consumers are thinking twice and seriously weighing the benefits of imported produce against the risks; risks in terms of their personal health and safety, as well the cost to the U.S. economy. Recent research reflects this growing concern and indicates that more and more consumers are choosing to buy locally-grown produce and USA #1 produce for exactly those reasons.

When you buy onions from Peri & Sons Farms, a USA grower, packer, shipper, you and your customers can rest assured that everything about how we grow our onions and where we grow our onions is meticulously documented and certified. All of our processes are carried out with the best interest of our customers and consumer’s health and welfare in mind, and our practices also support jobs and the economy right here in the USA.

As a produce professional you have enough surprises in your life; you don’t want to be surprised to find out that the produce you’re buying was farmed using questionable farming, processing and labor practices. So give us a call and let us explain the difference produce grown in the USA makes and give us a chance to be your year-round supplier of safe, domestically-grown onions shipped straight from our farms.

When it comes to growing sweet onions, here’s why our Sweetie Sweet® onions beat the imports.
Watch as our Sweetie Sweet onion takes on Peruvian onions in this video >>

Please contact our expert sales team to help you develop a domestic, direct-from-the-farm, year-round customized onion program that you can trust and rely on.

Domestic Sales
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
775-463-6313 Direct, 509-945-3513 Mobile

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

Denise Fischer
775-463-9981 Direct, 509-480-1287 Mobile

Shane Martin
775-463-6346 Direct, 775-287-7373 Mobile

Joe Bowers
775-463-6343 Direct, 775-815-0364 Mobile

Elias Alvarado
Senior Sales Assistant
775-463-6338 Direct, 775-781-9153 Mobile

Alejandra Alvarado
Sales Assistant
775-463-6303 Direct, 775-781-1806 Mobile

International Sales
Peter Ng
1-213-438-9868 Direct, 1-805-407-3663 Mobile

Teri Gibson, Director, Marketing & Customer Relations
775-463-6324 Direct, 775-745-6094 Mobile
David Peri
Peri & Sons Farms
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