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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Naturally Growing Better
More and more consumers are choosing organic produce as part of a healthy lifestyle and a growing awareness of the importance of protecting our planets’ natural resources. Our organics continually meet, or even exceed, National Organic Program standards in accordance with USDA and EU regulations.

Peri & Sons Farms has been growing and marketing organic white, yellow, red and sweet onions since 2006 and year-after-year our onions have earned the USDA certified-organic seal; your assurance they are grown and handled in accordance with strict government standards and procedures.

Packed with flavor and nutritional value, our organic onions also provide peace–of–mind in knowing they are domestically grown and not imported from countries with little-to-no organic standards.

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Support for healthy farming practices is growing and grocery stores are offering more diverse selections of healthful produce than ever before. If you would like to know more about organics in general, we’ve gathered a couple information sources that do a good job of providing a layman’s overview of the NOP and organic farming. Links to the source-websites for this information are listed below. For answers to any other questions you may have about Peri & Sons’ organic onions please email your question to: Sara@periandsons.com or Teri@periandsons.com.

Organic Trade Association • http://www.ota.com
United States Department of Agriculture/National Organic Program • http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service • http://attra.ncat.org
Organic Food Protection Act • http://www.epa.gov/oecaagct/torg.html
Peri & Sons Organic Onions
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