Our Emerald Hometown Heroes May 2022: Kenny Myers

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Congratulations to KENNY MYERS for being the Emerald Hometown Hero for the month of May!

Kenny Myers was born and raised in Lancaster County. He graduated from McCaskey High School. Kenny
has 3 sons, KJ who is a junior at St Joe’s University, Kerek who is a senior at Lancaster Catholic HS and
Koby who is in 8th grade at St Leo’s. Kenny along with his mom Suzanne have been running Kegel’s
Produce since 1992 when Ken Sr passed away.
Kegel’s Produce has been a family-owned business for 74 years. Mary Myers (Kenny’s grandmother) and
Earl P Kegel ran the business until 1985 when Ken Sr. and wife Suzanne bought it. They were located on
Mulberry Street in Lancaster City. Kenny knew they needed to move out of the city into a bigger facility
when the trucks bringing in the produce could not fit down the ally.
They moved to Loop Road, which had about 26,000 sq. feet, off Manheim Pike in 1996, but the business
expanded so quickly they moved again to the current location in 2004 on Old Tree Drive. The Old Tree
location is about 114,000 sq. feet and has 5 different temperature-controlled coolers.
Kenny is a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan. He and his three sons had the great honor to see the Eagles
win the Super Bowl in 2018.

Kenny and Kegel’s Produce have received many awards over the years.

 2002 & 2007 Purveyor of the year from the Chef’s association
 2003 Kenny appointed to PA Dept. of Agriculture’s Education Advisory Board
 2007 Kenny was named in the 40 under 40 by Central Penn Business Journal
 2004 Kenny named to 2004 Lancaster Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership Class
 2005 Kenny & Kegel’s Produce were one of the first companies to own a box at the

Lancaster Barnstormers

 2009 Vendor of the year by Sodexo
 2012 Kenny donates to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center in honor of his father,

Ken C. Myers

 2013 J. Freeland Chryst award from Lancaster Co Sports Hall of Fame
 2016 & 2017 Lancaster Co Sports Hall of fame treasurer
 2016 American Heart Association Lancaster Heart Walk Chair
 2018 McCaskey 1989 Football team inducted into the McCaskey Hall of Fame
 2019 Food Safety award
 2020 Lancaster Co Boxing Hall of Fame

Kenny’s commitment to Kegel’s and its service model has been recognized for its superior outcomes by
the local community as well as throughout the Commonwealth of PA and beyond. The impact that has
on local growers has enhanced their reputations for high quality and impeccable standards when they
choose to work under Kegel’s quality standards “Fresh is Best” umbrella. Led by Kenny, the Kegel’s team
has helped put Lancaster on the map for healthy agriculture products that are in demand by food
establishments state and nationwide.

The Emerald Hometown Hero award was created in 2015 in partnership with the Lancaster Barnstormers to recognize and honor outstanding individuals in our local community who have worked to make Lancaster and our world a better place through hard work, inspiration, sacrifice, and leadership.