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Dole & Bailey Becomes 100% Woman Owned Business

Nancy Matheson-Burns the sole owner of Dole & Bailey Inc.

I am thrilled with the opportunities these changes bring to Dole & Bailey. We will be able to respond to our customers needs and dreams with more flexibility and enthusiasm than ever. We are champions of shaping food culture and identifying unexplored niches, and our status as a Woman-Owned Business will open exciting new avenues to pursue our goals. Our team is committed to preserving our agricultural legacy, sourcing quality, healthy, great-tasting foods, and educating our culinary community about these distinctive products! I am passionate about transparent, sustainable food systems as well as the infrastructure and logistics it takes to run a successful FOOD HUB. I love building a team of people, empowering them to be good, moral and ethical decision-makers and leaders. It is a joy and privilege to serve with them in this competitive, fast moving and ever changing business! says Nancy Matheson-Burns

Dole & Bailey Inc

On December 20, 2017 Nancy Matheson-Burns acquired sole ownership of Dole & Bailey Inc., a family owned and operated FOOD HUB with deep roots in New ENgland. The comapny that has been known for providing chefs with high quality food for over 150 years, is now positioned to become a certified WOman Owned Business. An industry leader and innovaticve force, Nancy has helped huide her family’s business for more than 40 years, the last 20 as President. Her commitment to connecting chefs with local, sustainable food led to the growth of the D&B’s Northeast Family Farms and Northeast Family Fisheries; as well as becoming USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, Humane Handling Certified, Animal Welfare Approved, a Greater Atlantic Federal Dealer, ISO 9001-2008, and a Green Restaurant Distributor. D&B will be one of the few certified woman owned USDA federally inspected establishments in the United States.

Industry Recognition, Nancy Matheson-Burns

National Association of Meat Purveyors

  • First Woman President
  • Youngest ever to hold this office at time of selection

James Beard Foundation

  • Taste of America- Boston Co-Chair

United States Department of Agriculture/FSIS

  • Past NE Region Chairman of Advisory Council

American Angus Association

  • Past Chairman Certified Angus Beef Marketing Advisory Council
  • Founding Distributor of Certified Angus Beef Program

Heifer Project International

  • Woman in Livestock Development Advisory Council

Le Dames d’Escoffier International Advisory Council

  • Chapter Co-Founder