Global Growers and Susan Pavlin are featured in Creative Loafing's 20 People to Watch in 2014!!
Smaller farms often lack the financial capital, land, human resources, and equipment to compete with behemoth foodservice companies like Sysco. Pavlin wanted to find a way to help small-scale Georgia farmers supply larger organizations such as schools and hospitals.
"I find farming much more complicated than international law ever was," Pavlin says. "When you combine that with the fact that trying to find a new way or at least a way that hasn't been here for a long time to build a local economy in the face of something that is setup and structured, it is not easy."