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Top 5 - yesterday
- How record rainfall is impacting California’s strawberries
- Europe undersupplied with stonefruit
- It’s time for dragon fruit to transition to mainstream
- “Onion production is about 60 per cent lower, demand is strong”
- New Zealand apples and pears available, Chilean stone fruits entered the peak of arrival
Top 5 - last week
Top 5 - last month
- "Consumers will happily pay two euros for a Mars bar or can of Coke but not for their veg”
- Supermarkets limiting sales of veg per customer
- “Fruit industry in the Eastern Cape is facing a perfect storm”
- Eastern buyers prefer the taste of South African Grannies
- Durian smell forces Turkish Airlines flight to turn back
The Nunes Company hopes to retain farm labor force with better quality housing
After years of planning, shovels finally went in the ground this month on a
four-acre parcel in Salinas, known as the Boronda neighborhood, for the
second farmworker housing complex in the region.
Avila Construction of Monterey, CA, hosted a ceremony on October 10, 2017 to honor the Hibino, Nunes, and Rodriguez families.
The project received overwhelming support from city and county leaders, as well as affordable housing advocates in the region. Casa Boronda will not only serve as a model for the future of California agriculture, but also for the nation’s agriculture industry, speakers at the ceremony told.
Casa Boronda, when completed, will be available for seasonal agricultural employees. The new gated community will include six, two-story apartment buildings (75 units total) with up to eight residents and two full bathrooms per unit on a site that also includes two recreation rooms, a manager’s unit, laundry facilities, basketball and volleyball court, and a sports and recreation field.
The three families involved in this project shared a vision to do something innovative for their labor force that would not only help them recruit and retain employees, while providing an affordable and safe housing environment, but would also serve as a model for social responsibility in the agriculture industry. “This is a win-win situation for our employees, our company and our customers,” said Tom Nunes Jr. “It is not only the right time for such a large undertaking, it is simply the right thing to do.”
The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by April 2018 with the first occupants moving in on or around May 1, 2018.
In his remarks to the three families spearheading this project, Mike Avila, principal of Avila Construction said; “This is not only a great project for the employees of The Nunes Company; it is important work. It is the type of project everyone at Avila Construction can feel good about.”
For more information:
Tom Nunes, Jr.
Tel: +1 831 751 7510
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