About Klein Smokehaus
Klein Smokehaus is a family owned/operated meat market, BBQ restaurant, and wild game processor. All of our value-added meat products are made in-house and smoked over native oak hardwood from the Texas Hill Country.
Our story began on July 4, 1950, when the Waldeck Family purchased the building at 342 North Main Street and opened a family grocery store. By 1976 the family-owned grocery store was going the way of many family farms. They downsized the grocery business and decided to focus on the one area they knew they could do better than the bigger stores – top-notch meats and sausages – and Farmers Meat Market was born.
Barret Klein, a Hill Country native who grew up on a family farm in Stonewall, just east of Fredericksburg, purchased Farmer’s Meat Market in 2006 and has used his expertise and experience to fine tune the business. In May of 2021, Barret's son Clayton, and former employee of eight years, Colton Sells, purchased the business. Today the Aggie co-owners are continuing to grow the business.