We're growing and we're hiring. Come work for a farm with values!  Our goat herd is certified "Animal Welfare Approved" and our cheeses are award winning! We pay well and treat our employees with respect. Come work in a team environment that values hard work but knows how to have fun. 

We're currently looking for agritourism staff, especially folks who can work in our farm store, work in the farm kitchen and help with farm to table events. Champaign Urbana is university town in east-central IL. It's an affordable place to live with an amazing culture scene (music, art) and within easy drives to Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis.  

Please take a look at the detailed job description below. If you qualify and you're interested, please complete our general application form and send us via email (click on Upload Resume Button Below):

  • a cover letter (explaining why you're interested and your qualifications for the job)

  • current resume

  • three work-related references (name, email address, phone number and how they know you).

If we decide to contact you for an interview, we will let you know within one week of receiving your application.


Agritourism Kitchen, Farm Store and Event Staff

Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery is a working Goat Farm, Dairy and Creamery and we are currently expanding our Agritourism offerings. We pride ourselves in crafting and serving world class cheese    and gelato as well as unique dining, educational, and social experiences on a unique  farm convenient to the centers of Champaign-Urbana, IL. We are committed to farming honestly, thoughtfully, and sustainably: our goat herd is certified “Animal Welfare Approved” (by A Greener World,) and our land is managed organically. We support other local farmers, food artisans and businesses that share our values and principles.

We are seeking an experienced Part-Time Kitchen-Farm Store & Events Staff Member. The ideal candidate will have an interest in learning how to execute our new weekend “small bites” menu while also assisting with service from our “farm bar” and helping to execute our bi-monthly Farm to Table Dinners and private events. Experience in a commercial kitchen and proof of Illinois Food Handler’s License required. Additional qualifications include:

  • Passion for food and cooking, especially using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients

  • Cheese lover a big plus (we are a farmstead cheese producer after all and our menu is very cheese-centric)!

  • Excellent hygiene and attention to maintain safe food conditions in the kitchen

  • Reliable, punctual, honest

  • Ability to work in a seasonally hot kitchen

  • Ability to multi-task (e.g., prepare simple foods, wash dishes, wait on customers, serve alcoholic beverages)

  • Ability to work in a small team setting

Hours of availability needed are subject to change based on events, but candidate will primarily be scheduled  Fridays-Sundays ( approx. 25 hours/week)

We value our employees and offer a competitive fair wage to all who work here. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please contact…

Lisa Wells, Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery Event Planner at Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position (and why you think you’re a good fit) along with a current resume.