We got ours in an unusual and not so recommended way. My Husband makes contact with a wide range of people in his business. And shop talk never stays on shop talk. Various things are mentioned, and eventually Husband will know that customers entire life story. See, when you love your motorcycle, you get picky about a mechanic. And since your life is in the hands of your mechanic, you tend to trust him or her, and feel a kinship. Husband is one of the more popular wrenches because he makes time for his customers. We get a lot o free stuff because of this.
One of Husband's customer discovered that we were interested in rabbits. Turns out that he had a population explosion and instead of butchering them out, they escaped or were released (I am not too sure of the story). He caught 7 of them for us, with a promise of more. We were lucky, they were all young and healthy as well as docile for "wild" rabbits.
My first suggestion to finding meat rabbits, is to talk to people you know.
Next look into 4H. Many of those kids have rabbits for sell for around $20.
Look in your local paper, including those free papers.
check bulletin boards at any store that has them (I've seen rabbit listings at laundromats in the past.)
Check for local breeders through ARBA
Pay attention to handmade roadside signs. We have several in our area offering rabbits for sale.
Farm markets can sometimes lead you to a find. (we have barn sales here)
And weekend livestock auctions or markets.
When you do find a dealer, make sure you are able to contact them later if you have any questions or problems regarding your new rabbits.