THE RANCH GATE MARKET 403-864-4040 Sylvan Lake AB

farm fresh, locally sourced meats, artisan, small batch butcher, offering bison, beef, pork, chicken, yak & more, gluten free, sauces & seasoning, pantry items, lumber jack smoking pellets & galations 5:1 coffee.

Connecting customers with the farmers who raise their food




380, 49 Hinshaw Drive
Sylvan Lake AB, 4S 0K5
Shop: 403-864-4040 - Cell: 403-307-7553

THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING WITH US! Serving Alberta from our Sylvan Lake Store. We are always happy to meet new people and share our love of raising healthy, regeneratively grazed animals. Please take a wander through our site and if you have any immediate inquiries, please submit a contact request or call us at 403-864-4040.

FARM FRESH & LOCALLY SOURCED Bison, Beef, Pork, Chicken, Yak and more. Delicious and unique pantry items, Lumber Jack smoking pellets and Galations 5:1 Coffee!

NUTRIENT DENSITY AND VARIOUS DIETARY REQUIREMENTS are a very large part of why we offer what we offer. We are here to help you get the nutrients you need.

IN 1903, Alex Staudinger homesteaded south-west of Sylvan Lake, Alberta. The Staudinger family has been farming and ranching in central Alberta ever since, with the original homestead still being in the family.

​FAST FORWARD TO 2018 and MFL Bison Ranch Ltd. (Alix, Alberta), owned by a grandson (Richard) and great-grandson (Stewart) of Alex, decided to start looking for a butcher shop to help grow their business and give them a venue to market their bison meat to local Central Alberta customers. The search for a butcher shop led them back to Sylvan Lake and 'Sylvan Quality Meats' was purchased in April 2019.

A MONTH LATER ON MAY 14th 'The Ranch Gate Market' opened it's doors. The Ranch Gate Market brings bison, beef, pork, chicken, yak (raised by a cousin), etc to Sylvan Lake and surrounding communities. We've obtained the services of Keith, a local Sylvan Lake butcher of 30 years experience, and Sam, our Aussie import who is a 3rd generation butcher. Their steak and pork bites are a 'grab & go' favourite already.

OUR COMPANY AIM is to provide healthy and, whenever possible, locally sourced meat to our customers. We are keen supporters of regenerative agricultural practices and holistic rangeland management, so look forward to connecting fellow regenerative ranchers with customers seeking a more natural product.

AS RANCHERS, we enjoy the freshest and best quality meats at our dinner table and aim to bring the same to you.

IN ADDITION, we carry Sylvan Star Cheese from a local cheese maker, organic Jersey and whole goat's milk from Rockridge Dairy and we've sourced some unique, healthy and delicious pantry items to compliment the quality local meat you get from us. Italian tomatoes, Croix Valley sauces and rubs, True North Jerky seasonings and a whole lot more. Please stop in to check out our extensive Gluten Free options. We have Lumber Jack Pellets and True North chips for you smoker/BBQ enthusiasts too.

WE ARE A FAMILY OWNED BUSINSS, with deep local roots. Feel free to stop in for a cup of coffee and a visit. You'll likely find Dreefy (Richard's youngest daughter) or Stewart welcoming you in and they'll happily take the time to talk you through the products.​