Rouses Marketsrsquo meat department offers goat as well as wild game such as rabbit snake and boar

Rouses Markets’ meat department offers goat as well as wild game such as rabbit, snake and boar.

Meat Category Goes Into the Wild

From wild game to farm-raised buffalo, consumers and retailers are moving beyond beef, chicken and pork

Elk, pheasant, alligator — it may sound like the list of animals at the local zoo, but it’s actually inventory from the meat case at Dorothy Lane Market.

“And what was once wild game, today sometimes is mainstream,” said Jack Gridley, vice president of meat and seafood of the Dayton, Ohio-based, three-store independent.

Buffalo is so common that it’s no longer considered wild game, said Gridley, while farm-raised venison and wild boar sausage are everyday items.

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