With exoticism comes difficulty, and Green said that the meats he imports must either be processed outside of the country to U.S. Department of Agriculture certification or, once imported, processed at a USDA facility before he can use them. But the struggles, he said, are worth it.
"They're raised with no antibiotics or growth hormones and are grass fed. They're higher in protein and are much healthier for you," Green said.
Add those healthful benefits to the fact that beef and veal prices are up 10.7 percent for the year, while pork climbed even higher at 12.2 percent, and perhaps it's time to rethink your summer barbecue.
—By Bo McMillan, Special to CNBC.com.