Perona Farms restaurant division is unaffected by the change, but the Perona Farms Food Specialties Division — a 5,000-square-foot production plant on Andover Sparta Road — will be rented out to Sedna, a major seafood supplier for Whole Foods Market, a retailer of natural and organic foods.
Sedna will use the same facilities and recipe as Perona Farms, and has hired "almost all" of the restaurant's salmon production employees. Avondoglio said because of that, Sedna's salmon will be "of the same quality that we have been producing for years."
Avondoglio said the restaurant's decision to get away from salmon production — a venture started by his brother Kirk Avondoglio, Perona Farms' executive chef, in 1991 — will allow it "to have a more concentrated approach on the fast-growing restaurant and catering side of the business."
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