The parking zone was packed through the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Hart to Table of Fairfield, Texas. Here is their story:
Laura Hart Meister graduated from Fairfield High School is 2003. Her father, Kyle Hart, a 30 years FISD educator and mom Kathy Hart had at all times mentioned the idea of dwelling and the way it didn’t get any higher than Freestone County however Laura moved off to seek out herself. Fast ahead 13 years and Laura and husband, Bret Meister, returned to Fairfield to place down roots with their blended household of six (6) kids.
After settling in they started their lives, Bret working for a farm north of Fairfield and Laura as a keep at dwelling mother then ultimately working for one of many areas nursing properties in the rehab division. Having at all times struggled along with her weight, Laura struggled with despair, nervousness and was on treatment that made her really feel higher however not proper. Seeing that she wished to make a change, former neighbor and good friend, Charlene Coffman (spouse of former Eagle coach, Stony Coffman) launched Laura to the keto eating regimen in 2018. After one month, Laura had misplaced 20 lbs. After two, she’d misplaced near 40 lbs and was off all of her drugs, feeling higher than she had in 12 months. She was curious and began to coach herself on how completely different substances trigger completely different reactions in the physique. By slicing out sugar and most grains, Laura had extra vitality to pursue this weight reduction journey.
To maintain herself accountable, Laura began posting about her journey on social media. Those posts led to reward but in addition questions and others searching for recommendation. Her intention was to by no means develop into a keto “expert” however to assist her reside a more healthy life-style. Now she may mix her success and love of serving others to assist others begin their very own journeys. A few mates requested her to assist them with meal prep to remain on monitor. Laura’s second oldest daughter Caitlin Meister (2019 Miss Freestone County) was about to graduate highschool and Laura noticed this as a possibility to make somewhat cash on the aspect to assist with commencement and faculty bills and in addition “pass it on” like Charlene Coffman had for her. The response was unimaginable, utilizing a combination of phrases of mouth, social media and discussing keto with anybody who requested, after two months of this half time enterprise, Laura made the choice to offer two weeks’ discover at her job and pursue this ardour full time. Keto appeared to be a fad, so Laura immersed herself in analysis and the right way to convert her favourite meals into Keto pleasant recipes. It was clear that this was a lot bigger than a eating regimen, it was a way of life.
A pair months later, Laura participated in her first Fairfield Fest downtown. Local enterprise girl and good friend, Amy Ralstin, invited Laura to start out promoting her meals gadgets in her store, Kennedy’s Korner. As her enterprise took one other step ahead, Laura found a mentor and cheerleader in Mrs. Ralstin. She start to supply increasingly recipes. Around this time, Laura talked about to her husband on a date evening that she at all times had a dream of proudly owning a small café model restaurant and low store. On the best way dwelling that evening, Bret stopped at each obtainable industrial house in Fairfield. He believed that Laura may do it, even when she wasn’t satisfied but.
Looking again, 2019 was a 12 months of change. Her merchandise had been promoting nicely at Kennedy’s Korner, she has begun to speak with Fairfield’s Small Business Development, filed to create Hart to Table LLC, sponsored her first little league workforce (which her husband coached) and used native enterprise proprietor and good friend Amy Evans of East Pine Design to assist her create a emblem. Amy additionally linked Laura with Small Town Tees out of Mexia to create her first t-shirts. Laura started to see what everybody else did, the truth in her dream. But then 2020 got here together with a combination of the COVID pandemic, dwelling education three young children and a automotive wreck involving her husband. Quickly pivoting to maintain her dream alive, Laura began to supply supply; first in Fairfield after which Teague, Wortham, Mexia and Buffalo. Again, God and FREECO (and surrounding areas) confirmed out, with textual content messages of help, prayers, love and recommendation from many native ladies enterprise homeowners and confirmed Laura that she may do that. “I never anticipated the amount of support, love, and encouragement that I have received from Fairfield and the surrounding communities, only because of my amazing God, friends, family, customers did I finally start to believe in myself. I wouldn’t want to do this anywhere else”
Laura honored this love and help by opening her new store on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 9 am. Hart to Table is positioned at 405 E. Commerce Street in Fairfield and can be open Monday by means of Friday 9 am to five pm. While they may nonetheless supply meal prep and lunch deliveries (posted every day on Facebook group, Hart to Table – Weekly Menus, they’re increasing. Included on the store are a bigger number of meals and desserts, a collection of cold and warm coffees, seize and go lunches, desserts, frozen household meals and choose retail choices. There is a gorgeous exterior seating space that’s excellent for small teams. Future plans embody providing a lady’s evening out, increasing to a full-service espresso store and enhance retail. Please come by and help this new native enterprise and ship options and suggestions by way of Facebook at Hart to Table or by calling 903-390-5125.