Nyssa gets good news – a new employer coming to town to put dozens to work

Nyssa will soon welcome a new employer when Field Fresh Produce begins operations as soon as this fall in this former Golden West facility. (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

NYSSA – The nation’s largest supplier of fresh-packed fruits and vegetables for public schools plans to open a facility in Nyssa within the next few months.

Field Fresh Foods, based in Los Angeles, plans to renovate the former Golden West building at 418 Commercial Ave. for an operation that will employ up to 45 people.

“The city is extremely happy to have them. It is not a little deal. It is a big deal. We need them here,” said Nyssa City Manager Jim Maret.

The Nyssa facility will be primarily dedicated to cutting, packing and shipping onions, Emelio Castañeda, Field Fresh Foods president, said in . . .