Because the buffalo industry is small, the meat is often hard to find at supermarkets. Some mail-order sources:

Georgetown Farm (888-EAT-LEAN; Great for ribs and steaks; also offers such pioneers' favorites as liver and tongue.

Heartland Buffalo (800-277-0125; Hot dogs are their one and only product.

M & S Meats & Sausage (800-454-3414) Distributor for White's Wholesale Meats. Carries steaks, roasts, salami, breakfast sausages, pepperoni and jerky.

U.S. Bison (800-618-0613) Owned by Ted Turner. Sells steaks, hot dogs and meat ravioli.

--Angie Spensieri