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  • Illinois Farm Jobs – Harvest and Seasonal Work

    Situated in the heart of the American Midwest, the climates found in Illinois facilitate ideal settings for crop growth. The Land of Lincoln ranks as a top producer of corn and soybeans as well as pumpkins and horseradish. Top crops account for more than $13 billion of total agriculture profits. Other agricultural endeavors include poultry and dairy cattle farms. The state contains around 74,000 farms, which encompass over 26.7 million acres of land and rank seventh in the nation in terms of total agricultural sales. Total farmland accounts for roughly 75% of the landmass of the state, which provides countless opportunities for entry-level farming jobs and careers in agricultural administration. The typical farm averages 350 acres in size.

    Farmhands, migrant workers, entry-level job seekers, and career-minded professionals may find Illinois farming jobs appealing. The farming industry incorporates many facets of agriculture and requires a large number of employees to fill job vacancies. The Prairie State represents the top state in terms of processed food sales, while simultaneously consisting of vast networks of family-owned farms who regularly hire entry-level help and professional workers for part-time and full-time jobs. Some of the largest farms in Illinois include family-owned dairy and cattle farms. Comprehensive highway infrastructures link most of the farms and serve as primary reasons for the continued success of the agricultural industry, especially in terms of domestic and international exports.

    Job opportunities available widely include quality control specialist positions in addition to traditional farmhand and picking job opportunities. Illinois agricultural job seekers and migrant workers often find meaningful employment on dairy and cattle farms, as well. Typical pay scales sit around minimum wage and rise to $10.00 an hour or so for entry-level farming jobs. Administrative careers often offer higher wages, including salary options in excess of $50,000 a year. Applicants with experience generally outperform other candidates during the hiring process for picking jobs and other related farm work; however, hiring practices for Illinois farms largely center on as-needed or first-come-first-served bases.


    Illinois Job Listings:  Jobs 1 thru 25 of 3481 results.

    Seasonal Merchandiser Associate - Calument City
    Spectrum Brands - Illinois
    Job Description:  As a Seasonal Merchandiser with Spectrum Brands, you will play an essential role in the success of our business during our peak spring season!...read more.
    Spectrum Brands  30+ days ago

    Member Services Associate (Seasonal)
    Life Time - Burr Ridge, IL
    Job Description:  Description Position Summary Delivers the highest quality customer service to all members and guests through professional greetings, account maintenance,...read more.
    Life Time  30+ days ago

    Seasonal Associate
    WESTLAKE HARDWARE, INC. - Wheaton, IL
    Job Description:  Westlake Ace Hardware is now hiring seasonal associates for their Lawn and Garden Department. Westlake Hardware, one of the largest retailers of home hardware...read more.
    WESTLAKE HARDWARE, INC.  27 days ago

    In The Swim - Seasonal Warehouse Associate
    In The Swim - West Chicago, IL
    Job Description:  In The Swim - Seasonal Warehouse Associate - (190011K0). We are currently seeking Warehouse Rockstars that will work within our fast-paced Distribution Center...read more.
    In The Swim  8 days ago

    Seasonal Associate - Famous Footwear
    Famous Footwear - Homewood, IL
    Job Description:  We seek Seasonal Sales Associates who:. Joining our team as a temporary Seasonal Associate is your first step forward in a career....read more.
    Famous Footwear  30+ days ago

    Warehouse/Shopper Team Member (Seasonal, Part-Time, Full-Time, Flexible Hours)
    Amazon.com - Elgin, IL
    Job Description:  Whether you want a career or to earn extra cash, we offer full-time, part-time, seasonal and flexible schedules that work with your life....read more.
    Amazon.com  30+ days ago

    Public Horticulture Intern - Seasonal
    The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL
    Job Description:  The Morton Arboretum ranks among the world's foremost public gardens, noted for its exceptional plant collections, beautiful garden and landscape displays,...read more.
    The Morton Arboretum  22 days ago

    Program Coordinator
    Forest Preserve District of Cook County - River Forest, IL
    Job Description:  In addition is responsible for assisting with the development of a recruitment process and supervision of year-round and seasonal staff....read more.
    Forest Preserve District of Cook County  14 days ago

    Part Time Seasonal Naturalist
    Heller Nature Center, Park District of Highland Park - Highland Park, IL
    Job Description:  Heller Nature Center is searching for a self-motivated, mature individual who enjoys and is experienced working with children and families. Must be an...read more.
    Heller Nature Center, Park District of Highland Park  11 days ago

    Seasonal Tax Preparer
    Herij Taxes - Flossmoor, IL
    Job Description:  Training will be provided to learn the system and formats however experienced seasonal Tax Preparers who want to build their book of business and advance their...read more.
    Herij Taxes  26 days ago

    SEASONAL - TICKET SALES
    Chicago Bears - Lake Forest, IL
    Job Description:  This seasonal role is a 40-week position working 40 hours per week. The Chicago Bears are seeking highly-motivated individuals to join our inside sales team...read more.
    Chicago Bears  13 days ago

    Snow Removal seasonal shoveler
    Prominent Property Management - Elgin, IL
    Job Description:  Part time seasonal snow removal needed. We are a property management company with multiple small buildings....read more.
    Prominent Property Management  28 days ago

    Seasonal Associate-Woodfield Mall
    La Senza - Schaumburg, IL
    Job Description:  La Senza seasonal associate delivers a best-in-class, captivating, branded customer experience that builds loyalty and enables consistent sales and profit...read more.
    La Senza  4 months ago

    Order Picker/Packer small part welding
    Ortho Arch Company - Schaumburg, IL
    Job Description:  *Ortho Arch Co. is an Orthodontic supply company. * The welding that is required for this position is done sitting at a table and is disability friendly....read more.
    Ortho Arch Company  30+ days ago

    Salt Truck Driver- $30-$40+ /hr - Winter Work Seasonal
    McNelly Services, Inc. - Hoffman Estates, IL
    Job Description:  On-call seasonal position. $30-$40+ per hour, negotiable based on experience....read more.
    McNelly Services, Inc.  19 days ago

    Seasonal Summer Laborer
    City of Wheaton, Public Works - Wheaton, IL
    Job Description:  The City of Wheaton is hiring Seasonal Summer Laborers to work on a temporary basis, over the summer months, at Public Works....read more.
    City of Wheaton, Public Works  12 days ago

    Outside Services Attendant
    Cress Creek Country Club - Naperville, IL
    Job Description:  Operates range picker on range to retrieve balls. As a member of the outside staff, you are expected to treat each member or guest friendly with respect and a...read more.
    Cress Creek Country Club  15 days ago

    Seasonal Team Member - Paradise 4 Paws
    Paradise 4 Paws O'Hare - Schiller Park, IL
    Job Description:  *\*\*\***Looking for full-time and part-time daytime and overnight help during the holidays.* *About Paradise 4 Paws: * *Paradise 4 Paws* is the industry...read more.
    Paradise 4 Paws O'Hare  30+ days ago

    Warehouse Order Picker (Cooler position)
    NATIVE WHOLESALE - Lombard, IL
    Job Description:  *We are looking for hard working individuals to join our Warehouse crew in the receiving department at our Lombard, IL facility.* *We provide paid training...read more.
    NATIVE WHOLESALE  30+ days ago

    Front Desk Attendant (Seasonal)
    Oakbrook Terrace Park District - Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Job Description:  The Oakbrook Terrace Park District Fitness Center is looking for a Seasonal Front Desk Attendant. Fitness Center Front Desk Attendant (Seasonal)*....read more.
    Oakbrook Terrace Park District  7 days ago

    Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Seasonal/Internship
    The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL - new
    Job Description:  Our program’s commitment to train the next generation of tree scientists has been recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We are now an official...read more.
    The Morton Arboretum  2 days ago

    Head Swim Lesson Coordinator-Seasonal
    Wheaton Park District - Wheaton, IL
    Job Description:  Open until filled. GENERAL PURPOSE This position is responsible for coordinating and supervising a comprehensive swim lesson program. REQUIRED EDUCATION,...read more.
    Wheaton Park District  30+ days ago

    Order Picker/Packer
    Unistaff Inc. - Buffalo Grove, IL
    Job Description:  1st shift 7:30 am-4:00 pm * Pulls warehouse items from the shelves based on number, size, color, quantity, and quality requirements. * Ensures that *orders...read more.
    Unistaff Inc.  20 hours ago

    Farmers Market Staffer Position
    Sitka Salmon Shares - Naperville, IL
    Job Description:  *Seasonal Farmers Market Steward* *Part-Time Employment Opportunity* *Job Description* Sitka Salmon Shares is a fully integrated Community Supported...read more.
    Sitka Salmon Shares  13 days ago

    Recreation Intern
    Dundee Township Park District - Illinois
    Job Description:  This is a Seasonal Internship for the summer. The Dundee Township Pak District is offering a professional internship to students working towards a degree within...read more.
    Dundee Township Park District  29 days ago

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    Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc

    Note: The information below is simply a list of farms, growers, or orchards in the area. Being listed below does not necessarily mean that they are currently looking to hire labor.

    G & M Farm
    4370 Rockcastle Rd, Steelville, IL 62288
    618-965-3800
    Harvest Time: April – October
    Main Crops: Blackberries, Strawberries, Pumpkins, Raspberries, and Other Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits
    Anderson Farm
    251 Montgomery Rd, Montgomery, IL 60538
    630-801-9800
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers, Peaches, Potatoes, Beans, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Angelic Organics
    1547 Rockton Rd, Caledonia, IL 61011
    815-389-2746
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Beans, Lettuce, Peppers, Eggplants, Onions, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Collards, Kale, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    The Berry Patch
    1147 Lynn Rd, Buffalo Hart, IL 62515
    217-364-5606
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Blackberries, Asparagus, Pumpkins, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Big M Berry Farm
    928 E 1090 North Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568
    217-824-6625
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Organic Berries, Pumpkins
    Blue Berry Hill Farm
    675 Wrights Crossing Rd, Cobden, IL 62920
    618-893-2397
    Harvest Time: May – July
    Main Crops: Organic Berries, Tomatoes, Melons
    Bureau Creek Orchard
    14180 1800 East St, Princeton, IL 61356
    815-875-6137
    Harvest Time: August – November
    Main Crops: Organic Apples, Raspberries, Pumpkins
    Breezy Hill Farm
    14395 Four Mile Ln, Benton, IL 62812
    618-937-2884
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkin, Corn, Berries
    The Children’s Farm
    12700 Southwest Hwy, Palos Park, IL 60464
    708-361-3650
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins
    Christ Orchard
    4321 North Texas Rd, Elmwood, IL 61529
    309-446-3324
    Harvest Time: August – November
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Squashes, Gourds
    Cody’s Farm
    19502 River Rd, Marengo, IL 60152
    815-568-7976
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Berries, Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Melons, Squashes, Potatoes, Onions, Zucchinis, Pumpkins, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Country Corner
    5333 US Highway 150, Alpha, IL 61413
    309-629-2359
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – November
    Main Crops: Melons, Corn, Peppers, Tomatoes, Peaches, Onions, Cucumbers, Beans, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Squashes, Asparagus, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruits
    Didier Farms
    16678 W Aptakisic Rd, Prairie View-Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    847-634-3291
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: April – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Corn, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruits
    Double D Farms
    4187 N Cowgill Ave, Decatur, IL 62526
    217-853-8127
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Grapes, Peaches, Apples, Strawberries, Cucumbers, Beans, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Eckert’s Grafton Farm
    20995 Eckert Orchard Rd, Grafton, IL 62037
    618-786-3445
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Blackberries, Strawberries, Christmas Trees, Pumpkins, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Edwards Apple Orchard
    7061 Centerville Rd, Poplar Grove, IL 61065
    815-765-2234
    Harvest Time: September – November
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Raspberries, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Freeland’s Vegetable & Berry
    122 North Bond St, Sims, IL 62886
    618-895-2680
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Fresh Strawberries, Tomatoes, Peppers, Melons, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruits
    Greenfield Farms
    5359 E Hunts Grove Rd, Ashton, IL 61006
    815-453-2427
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Corn
    Greer’s Lost Creek Farm
    5023 New Hope Ln, Carbondale, IL 62902
    618-457-5949
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Fresh Blueberries
    Heinz Orchard
    1050 Crest Rd, Green Oaks, IL 60048
    847-770-3449
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Organic Apples
    Honey Hill Orchards
    11747 Waterman Rd, Waterman, IL 60556
    815-264-3337
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Organic Pumpkins, Raspberries, Apples
    Jefferies Orchard
    1016 Jefferies Rd, Springfield, IL 62707
    217-487-7582
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: April – October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Spinach, Rhubarb, Peaches, Apples, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Corn, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruit
    Jonamac Orchard
    19412 Shabbona Rd, Malta, IL 60150
    815-825-2158
    Harvest Time: August – November
    Main Crops: Corn, Apples, Pumpkins, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Knutson’s Country Harvest
    13550 Townhouse Rd, Newark, IL 60541
    815-557-4629
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Berries, Pears, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Kuipers Family Farm
    1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL 60151
    815-827-5200
    Harvest Time: September – December
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Gourds, Squashes
    The Lazy T
    103 Clear Creek Rd, Dawson, IL 62520
    217-415-6846
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Organic Peas, Pumpkins
    Mary’s Berries
    9495 E 1500 N, Momence, IL 60954
    815-472-6015
    Harvest Time: June – August
    Main Crops: Organic Strawberries
    Meadowmoor Orchard
    1517 N Route 47, Woodstock, IL 60098
    847-219-7597
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Squashes, Pumpkins, Apples
    Mill Creek Farm
    2833 S 48th St, Quincy, IL 62305
    217-222-8430
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – November
    Main Crops: Asparagus, Corn, Pumpkins, Tomatoes, Strawberries, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    More Than Delicious Orchard
    9905 Thompson Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098
    815-575-9650
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Assorted Apples
    Okaw Valley Orchard
    714 CR 1750N, Sullivan, IL 61951
    217-728-8269
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Organic Apples
    Olive Berry Acres
    2575 West Mine Rd, Mazon, IL 60444
    815-474-6511
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: April – October
    Main Crops: Fresh Raspberries, Strawberries, Asparagus
    Pine Apple Acres
    41W651 Powers Road, Huntley, IL 60142
    847-669-3251
    Harvest Time: September – December
    Main Crops: Christmas Trees, Apples
    Plow Creek farm
    19000 Tiskilwa Bottom Rd, Tiskilwa, IL 61368
    815-646-4862
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: April – August
    Main Crops: Nuts, Berries, Squashes, Garlic, Beans, Shallots, Okra, Rhubarb, Melons, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruits
    Pontius Farm
    1958 Blueberry Ln, White Heath, IL 61884
    217-762-9568
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Organic Cucumbers, Zucchinis, Apples, Cherries, Currants, Corn, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, and Other Assorted Vegetables and Fruits
    Prairie Hill Blueberry Farm
    424 County Rd 1400 N, Bethany, IL 61914
    217-665-3935
    Harvest Time: May – August
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries
    Prairie Sky Orchards
    4914 N Union Rd, Union, IL 60180
    815-923-4834
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Raspberries
    The Pumpkin Patch
    3178 Route 173, Caledonia, IL 61011
    815-765-2587
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Organic Pumpkins, Gourds
    Robbin’s Raspberries
    11802 Fox River Dr, Newark, IL 60541
    815-695-9563
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Peppers, Blackberries, Raspberries, Onions, and Other Organic Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs
    Royal Oak Farm Fruit Orchard
    15908 Hebron Rd, Harvard, IL 60033
    815-648-2084
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins, Gourds, Berries, Corn
    Shady Hill Gardens
    42W075 Route 38, Elburn, IL 60119
    630-365-5665
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Gourds, Lettuce, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Shreeves’ Pumpkin Patch
    County Rd 150N, Barnhill, IL 62809
    618-896-5656
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Gourds, Apples
    Strawberry Flats
    23741 E 1260th St, Geneseo, IL 61254
    309-944-3117
    Harvest Time: May – September
    Main Crops: Corn, Blueberries, Raspberries
    Susie’s Garden Patch
    10258 US Highway 20, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
    815-597-3011
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – August
    Main Crops: Apples, Blueberries, Cherries, Raspberries
    Tunget Farms
    30993 County Highway 13, Pittsfield, IL 62363
    217-779-4185
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Cucumbers, Pumpkins, Squashes, Corn, Beans, Tomatoes, Nuts, and other Assorted Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs
    Valley Orchard
    811 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
    815-332-9696
    Harvest Time: May – November
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Squashes, Gourds, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Vana’s Pumpkin Land
    7705 W State Route 17, Kankakee, IL 60901
    815-939-2000
    Harvest Time: October
    Main Crops: Squashes, Gourds, Pumpkins, Corn, and other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Wagon Wheel Pumpkin Farm
    16578 Airport Rd, Clinton, IL 61727
    217-736-2470
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Gourds, Apples, Squashes
    White’s Berry Farm
    1729 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL 61036
    815-777-3106
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Organic Peppers, Pumpkins, Gourds, Berries, Tomatoes, Peaches, and Other Assorted Vegetables and Fruits
    Wiltse’s Farm
    50W379 Route 38, Maple Park, IL 60151
    815-827-3575
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Corn, Asparagus, Pumpkins, Gourds

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