The COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020 and the food supply chain stopped. Farmers and producers had fields and warehouses full of products intended for restaurants that were forced to close and couldn’t serve their customers. Meanwhile, the people who pick, transport, cook, and serve those products could not get or afford food for their homes.
The Katsiroubas and Shirazi families were faced with the dilemma of how to help farmers and producers get their goods to market, keep their teams employed, and feed many families in need. Katsiroubas Brothers Produce began procuring CSA-style produce boxes to sell directly to the public and donate to charitable organizations and when the government announced its Farmers to Families program via USDA Food Boxes, we moved quickly to participate. Ted (Katsiroubas) and Josh (Shirazi) began working together to procure the products needed to complete the food boxes and forged partnerships with nonprofits such as the Chelsea Collaborative and Fresh Truck but they wanted a way to do more. And so Morrissey Market was born.
Morrissey Market is powering the food as medicine movement, a trillion-dollar opportunity by making wholesale fulfillment accessible to for-profit, non-profit, and healthcare providers who need world-class infrastructure, food data, and logistics to treat the 60% of Americans with chronic food-related disease*. The platform acts as a virtual pop-up inside regional warehouses, allowing existing operations to seamlessly move from fulfilling pallet-sized orders to customized to ready-ship boxes.
Morrissey Market is on a mission to transform the food distribution industry, combining nearly 100 years of expertise, relationships, and access to unique producers to provide customers with only the best products.
We are dedicated to the values imparted by the generations before us who have passed down relationships with farmers, producers, and the community. Everyone involved with Morrissey Market embraces our responsibility to the family business heritage built on a hard day’s work, humility, and the tireless pursuit of greatness for the customer. These characteristics are the backbone of Morrissey Market and drive us to always pursue greatness as our contribution to their legacy.