It's all good to go

It's all good to go

Accidental career is born out of culinary necessity

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:15 PM EDT

BY ERIN COVEY | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Original Article

Leave it to a multitasking mom to invent a business, almost accidentally. Shannon Morcey was well-versed at juggling a healthy diet, competing in roller derby and commuting to her job in Stamford. "I would meal prep on Sundays and Wednesdays, religiously," said Morcey, who is 35 and lives in Waterbury. 

Erin Keenan prepares a dish

Erin Keenan, an employee at The Black Market Kitchen, prepares a dish at the Oakville shop. The service features ready-made breakfast, lunch and dinners, along with smoothies and juice. Customers pre-order the nutritious meals, which can be customized to support vegetarian, gluten-free and Paleo diets. Erin Covey / Republican-American

Erin Keenan reads the day's ingredientsErin Keenan, an employee at The Black Market Kitchen, reads the day's ingredients to owner Shannon Morcey behind her. The Oakville shop offers ready-made breakfast, lunch and dinners, along with smoothies and juice. Customers pre-order the nutritious meals, which can be customized to support vegetarian, gluten-free and Paleo diets. Erin Covey / Republican-American

The Black Market Kitchen's OakvilleThe Black Market Kitchen's Oakville shop features smoothies, fresh fruit, granola bars and ready-made meals to take home. Most customers pre-order the meals, which can be customized to support vegetarian, gluten-free and Paleo diets. Erin Covey / Republican-American

Shannon Morcey, owner of The Black Market KitchenShannon Morcey, owner of The Black Market Kitchen, prepares meals in her Oakville store. The former competitive athlete offers ready-made breakfast, lunch and dinners. Customers pre-order the nutritious meals, which can be customized to support vegetarian, gluten-free and Paleo diets. Erin Covey / Republican-American