In 2014, Natalie and Joe started Sheild catering, and started working with NEDCO renting kitchen space at the then Sprout! Regional Food Hub in downtown Springfield. In 2015, they were ready to launch a food truck business, Pig and Turnip, and connected with Community LendingWorks to purchase their truck. With two growing businesses, in 2016, Pig and Turnip joined Sprout as a permanent tenant, while continuing on with the food truck and catering businesses. In 2018, Natalie and Joe approached CLW to open a second brick and mortar location for Pig and Turnip, this time in Cottage Grove. Natalie said, “My favorite thing about Community LendingWorks is how easy it is to work with the people there. There are real relationships, they’re creative with the financing, and the funds are acquired quickly.”