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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Nevada Fresh Pak
We Grow Everything HERE.
A Fresh Start
Nevada Fresh Pak is located in Yerington, Nevada in the area known as the Mason Valley within Lyon County. From a young age, David Peri knew that the high-desert climate in this Northern Nevada region would be perfect for farming the types of crops that he was interested in.

In addition to fertile soil, the area is blessed with underground water resources; even so, water is a huge concern and requires constant attention. Our farm has phenomenal supplemental underground wells, so we are able to get through the droughts. We mostly use well-water for our organic vegetables because there are no bacteria in it. Thankfully we have the underground aquifers because they keep us in business.
NFP Seeder
Our Farm
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Romaine Harvest
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NFP Green Leaf Lettuce
Our Mission: Passionately grow and market superior organic premium vegetables and leafy greens, using the most innovative and environmentally responsible methods.