The parking zone was packed in the course of the Grand Opening and Ribbon Slicing ceremony on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Hart to Desk of Fairfield, Texas. Right here is their story:
Laura Hart Meister graduated from Fairfield Excessive College is 2003. Her father, Kyle Hart, a 30 years FISD educator and mom Kathy Hart had all the time mentioned the idea of house and the way it didn’t get any higher than Freestone County however Laura moved off to search out herself. Quick 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 house mother then finally working for one of many areas nursing properties within the rehab division. Having all the time struggled along with her weight, Laura struggled with melancholy, anxiousness and was on treatment that made her really feel higher however not proper. Seeing that she needed to make a change, former neighbor and pal, 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 medicines, feeling higher than she had in 12 months. She was curious and began to teach herself on how totally different components trigger totally different reactions within the physique. By chopping out sugar and most grains, Laura had extra vitality to pursue this weight reduction journey.
To carry herself accountable, Laura began posting about her journey on social media. These posts led to reward but in addition questions and others on the lookout for recommendation. Her intention was to by no means develop into a keto “skilled” however to assist her dwell a more healthy way of life. Now she may mix her success and love of serving others to assist others begin their very own journeys. A few buddies 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 a bit cash on the facet to assist with commencement and faculty bills and likewise “go it on” like Charlene Coffman had for her. The response was unbelievable, 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 gave the impression 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 life-style.
A pair months later, Laura participated in her first Fairfield Fest downtown. Native enterprise girl and pal, Amy Ralstin, invited Laura to begin promoting her meals objects 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 more recipes. Round this time, Laura talked about to her husband on a date evening that she all the time had a dream of proudly owning a small café fashion restaurant and occasional store. On the way in which house that evening, Bret stopped at each obtainable industrial area in Fairfield. He believed that Laura may do it, even when she wasn’t satisfied but.
Trying again, 2019 was a 12 months of change. Her merchandise have been promoting nicely at Kennedy’s Korner, she has begun to speak with Fairfield’s Small Enterprise Growth, filed to create Hart to Desk LLC, sponsored her first little league group (which her husband coached) and used native enterprise proprietor and pal Amy Evans of East Pine Design to assist her create a brand. Amy additionally related Laura with Small City Tees out of Mexia to create her first t-shirts. Laura started to see what everybody else did, the truth in her dream. However then 2020 got here together with a combination of the COVID pandemic, house education three young children and a automobile wreck involving her husband. Shortly pivoting to maintain her dream alive, Laura began to supply supply; first in Fairfield after which Teague, Wortham, Mexia and Buffalo. Once more, God and FREECO (and surrounding areas) confirmed out, with textual content messages of help, prayers, love and recommendation from many native girls enterprise homeowners and confirmed Laura that she may do that. “I by no means anticipated the quantity of help, love, and encouragement that I’ve obtained from Fairfield and the encircling communities, solely due to my superb God, buddies, household, clients did I lastly begin to consider in myself. I wouldn’t need to do that anyplace else”
Laura honored this love and help by opening her new store on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 9 am. Hart to Desk is situated at 405 E. Commerce Avenue in Fairfield and might be open Monday by means of Friday 9 am to five pm. Whereas they’ll nonetheless provide meal prep and lunch deliveries (posted day by day on Fb group, Hart to Desk – Weekly Menus, they’re increasing. Included on the store are a bigger number of meals and desserts, a collection of cold and hot coffees, seize and go lunches, desserts, frozen household meals and choose retail choices. There’s a lovely outdoors seating space that’s good for small teams. Future plans embrace providing a lady’s evening out, increasing to a full-service espresso store and improve retail. Please come by and help this new native enterprise and ship recommendations and suggestions by way of Fb at Hart to Desk or by calling 903-390-5125.