About

Whether you’re a wholesaler, distributor, or retailer you’ll want the best deli meats and cheeses you can offer to your customers. And the best you can get is from Heagy Foods

In 1953, Richard M. Heagy purchased a small deli stand at a Farmer’s Market in Philadelphia.

It was here where he started his own business. With a seventeen foot long market stand, he focused on quality to develop a faithful customer base. His residence was in East Petersburg, PA at the time, and the shop for “Richard M. Heagy’s Quality Smoked Meats and Cheese”was located in his home. While his company grew mostly through word of mouth, Richard was able to acquire more deli stands in the few years that followed. The company outgrew his shop’s original home location and moved to a small commercial building in East Petersburg where he stored his market supplies.

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By the 1960s, Richard opened market stands closer to his home in Lancaster County.

These markets included stands at the Fairground Farmers Market in Reading, PA; The Green Dragon Farmer’s Market in Ephrata, PA; Root’s Country Market in Manheim, PA and Renninger's Farmer's Market in Kutztown, PA. Heagy's still operates the market deli today along with a stand at the Hometown Farmer's Market in Tamaqua. Heagy’s opened up a stand at Lancaster Central Market in June 2016 under its newest brand Lancaster Farmhouse. With his original emphasis on quality and freshness, Richard always made sure to never sell a product he wouldn’t eat himself.

He searched for quality cheese manufacturers and learned how to age cheese to the perfect level of flavor. Because of his ability to do this, area businesses began to request wholesale orders from him. As a result of Richard’s quality products, a faithful following, and a strong community interest in the Richard M. Heagy, Inc. products, wholesale orders multiplied. While volume for perfectly aged cheese increased, the products’ quality never faltered. Richard tasted every cheese he supplied to his customers and made sure it met the standards he had built his business on.

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With increased demand came the need for a larger facility

In 1980 the company expanded to a larger commercial building in East Petersburg, PA. It was at this time Richard expanded his product offerings and began to carry products such as turkeys, hams, bologna, and more. Currently, his two sons Darien and Barry are partners in the business, both have retired. They have worked hard to build the business, but will readily admit that the company is only successful because of the excellent people working with them. In 2010, Richard M. Heagy, Inc. became RM Heagy Foods, Inc.

Heagy Foods continues to distribute cheese, deli meats, and frozen foods to many independent grocery stores, corporate chains, and numerous other retailers and wholesalers. Their products can also be found at six different farmer’s markets in Lancaster, Berks, and Lehigh counties, Pennsylvania.

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The 3rd Generation

The Heagy Family has been working in the food business for over 60 years and we are currently owned by the second generation. Family focus, with hard-work and honesty are the backbone of the values, brothers Darien and Barry Heagy are proud owners (retired from the day to day) of our business for the last several years. Within the organization the 3rd generation has started to take on key roles.

Abigail Heagy, daughter of Darien, is working as the Sales & Marketing Manager focused on branding, merchandising and new products. She has been in the company since February 1, 2016. Abby has contributed already in our new branding and several of our new product launches. Devin Heagy, son of Darien, is working as the Market Manager at Lancaster’s Central Market. Devin has been with the organization since August 13, 2002 and is a key person in our Farmer’s Market business. He and his brother Nathaniel, who just started with us on June 1, 2002, have helped the organization launch our new Lancaster Farmhouse Market concept at the Lancaster’s Central Market. Nathaniel comes to us with a culinary background in several excellent restaurants in the downtown Lancaster scene and adds value by making our smoked hard carved sandwiches (hot & cold) at the stand. We are excited to have all of the 3rd generation taking part of our success and look forward to the 4th in the coming years

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Richard M. Heagy Foods, Inc.

Corporate Office
227 Granite Run Drive, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17601

Commissary Center & Market Distribution
2464 Miller Road East Petersburg, PA 17520

Shipping & Receiving
1140 Enterprise Road East Petersburg, PA 17520

717.569.1032 | info@rmheagy.com