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14: Crafting Buildings

Farmville Walkthrough and Guide

by CMBF  

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Chapter 14: Crafting Buildings

(1) Bakery
(2) Craftshop
(3) Garden Shed
(4) Greenhouse
(5) Spa
(6) Winery

-- Introduction --

The basic idea behind the crafts initiative in Farmville is to create a way to make use of the crops that a farmer grows -- and the system that they created in the game is nothing short of brilliant mostly because of the choke points that are built into it!

These choke points are the bushels that you need to create the craft goods.  Under ordinary circumstances you would approach a supply-side problem by seeking a means to create a steady supply of the resource that you need -- but in the case of bushels, you are only permitted to store a maximum of 100 bushels in your Stall at any one time.  That may sound like a lot, but it is not when you consider that the variety of crops required for the different recipes can and often does force you into a position of having to throw away some very useful bushels so that you can build the inventory of the type you need for your current project.

To address this limitation, the game includes the ability to acquire bushels from the Farm Stalls of your neighbors -- up to three bushels every day, from each neighbor.  By keeping track of the current crop scheme your mates are using so that you can take advantage of that.  If, for example, you own a Winery and your mates have Grapes planted, you could plant White Grapes and, when you each harvest, leverage the available bushels to make the Red Table Wine recipe.

Crafting in the game provides you with many rewards, from the Mastery Signs that show the level of progress you have made in the game, to income from selling craft items to your neighbors, and the items you keep from your crafting that you can convert directly into fuel for your farm machinery, which in turn goes back into the process of growing the crops that you use to craft!

When you level a recipe to the first of the three Mastery Levels, you receive a sign with one star on it.  This is good, but a sign with two stars is better, and a sign with three stars?  Well, that certainly is better, but a sign with all five stars now, that shows that you have fully mastered that particular recipe!  Yes, five stars is what you want to shoot for -- but it is along and complex road to that level of mastery, so be patient, and plan well!

If you are contemplating obtaining a second Crafts Building it is probably a good idea for you to complete mastery of all of the recipes in your existing building before you do that -- just a bit of free advice...

The following Crafts Buildings are currently active in the game:


(1) Bakery

One of the three Crafting Buildings that were added to the game in July 2010 as part of the new crafts program, these buildings allowed gamers to make use of the bushels that they harvest from their own crops as well as those they acquire form the Farm Stalls of their neighbors.

At the time of their release the buildings were offered to small groups of players each day, eventually rolling out to the entire user base.  If you started playing the game after the release of these buildings you can still acquire them -- one of the buildings can be purchased from the Market for 1,000 coins, after which the other two have their price changed to Bucks. 

Players who have already chosen one of the buildings types but later decide that they want one or both of the others can purchase them from the Market for 80 Bucks each -- a bit expensive, but if you want the ability to complete the recipes and obtain the Mastery Signs for the other crafts, that is the only way to get them.

The initial building can be upgraded four times, by spending coin after you have completed the leveling of the required number of recipes for that building, with each increase in building level (measured in stars) adding visual elements to the building as well as increasing the capacity inside for the number of recipes that can be made at any one time, and the complexity of the different recipes you unlock.

Using the Bakery and select bushels, players can complete the three levels of mastery for baked goods like Spicy Muffins or Strawberry Shortcake. and the like, obtaining a Mastery Sign for each.  Occasionally special recipes are added to the game -- like Harvest Casserole for the Bakery -- that are only available for a limited time, but that can be fully mastered (all three mastery stars) in just 20 levels, making it much easier to obtain full mastery for these special recipes.

-- Building Stats --

1-Star: Purchased for 1,000 Coins from the Market for the first crafting building and 80 Bucks for additional buildings.

2 Star: Cost to upgrade is 50,000 Coins and 6 Leveled Recipes --or-- 15 Farm Bucks.

3 Star: Cost to upgrade is 100,000 Coins and 18 Leveled Recipes --or-- 25 Farm Bucks.

4 Star: Cost to upgrade is 400,000 Coins and 27 Leveled Recipes --or-- 40 Farm Bucks.

5 Star: Cost to upgrade is 1-Million Coins and 36 Leveled Recipes --or-- 60 Farm Bucks.

-- Recipes --

The recipes you have access to in your Bakery are based upon the level of your Bakery, so the higher you level it, the more recipes you have and the more that you can have in the process of creation at any time.  The following are a complete list of the regular recipes that are always available for crafting:

-- 1-Star Bakery --

-- Pumpkin Bread: x4 Pumpkin x4 Wheat
-- Spicy Muffins: x3 Carrots x3 Ghost Chili x1 Peppers
-- Strawberry Shortcake: x4 Strawberries x4 Wheat

-- 2-Star Bakery --

-- Pattypan Tart: x2 Onion x3 Pattypan Squash x3 Rice
-- Peanut Butter Cookies: x2 Peanuts x3 Rice x3 Sugar Cane
-- Triple Berry Pie: x2 Black Berries x3 Blueberries x3 Raspberries

-- 3-Star Bakery --

-- Mocha Blackberry Cake: x3 Blackberries x3 Coffee x2 Rice
-- Raspberry Blondie: x3 Raspberries x3 Rice x2 Wheat
-- Vegetable Tart: x2 Asparagus x1 Broccoli x1 Peas

-- 4-Star Bakery --

-- Baked Cucumber: x4 Basil x1 Cucumber x1 Peppers
-- Oatmeal Cookies: x4 Oats x2 Sugar Cane x2 Wheat
-- Pizza Bread: x2 Basil x2 Tomatoes x4 Wheat

-- 5-Star Bakery --

-- Carrot Cake: x2 Carrots x2 Cranberries x1 Red Wheat x1 Soybeans
-- Ginger Snaps: x2 Ginger x2 Oats x2 Rice x2 Sugar Cane
-- Potato and Onion Bread: x2 Onion x1 Posole Corn x1 Potatoes x2 Wheat


(2) Craftshop

One of the newest buildings in the game, the Craftshop

A multi-level building that requires special resrouces to build and improve, players must obtain the 10 Hammers, 10 Concretes and 10 Spools of Twine for the first level from their neighbors either as gifts or from your neighbors feeds   They can also be purchase for 1 Farm Cash (Buck) each from the Market, though that is an expensive proposition.

After you place the building a new quest is added to the quest icons on the left side of your game screen -- a quest that once completed, rewards the player with 100XP, 2,500 Farm Coins, 2 Hammers, 2 Concretes and 2 Spools of Thread!  To complete the quest you need to fertilize 25 neighbor crops.

The second stage of this quest requires you to obtain 6 cans of elbow grease from your neighbors and harvest 100 Morning Glory Flower crops.  Competing this stage rewards you with 250 XP, 5,000 Coins, and a Milk Jub Cart that was constructed in a Craftshop!

The third stage of the quest requires you to complete the building of your Craftshop by acquiring the resources that are necessary, and to harvest 100 Wheat crops.  The reward for this part of the quest is 500 XP, 5 Farmville Bucks, and 7,500 Coins!

Completing the building gives you a nice Craftshop, but as of press time the actual function it serves has not been released, so we do not know yet what we will be able to do with it!


(3) Garden Shed

At the present time there is no inclusion of the Flower Bunches that are collected in the Garden Shed in the existing crafting system, but hints made by Farmville Gnomes suggest that integration of these is planned for a future crafting item or items.

This Garden Shed is purchased from the Market for either 30,000 Coins or 30 Bucks -- .but to purchase it you must have a minimum of 10 neighbors to complete the purcahse with Coins, as any less and you must use Bucks.  Initially the Garden Shed was a bonus item that was offered to only some farmers, but it is now a permanent item in the Market inventory, and is available to any farmer who wants it.

The primary function of the Garden Shed is to provide a place for you to store flowers in the form of the Perfect Bunch that can be randomly acquired during the harvest phase of growing Flower crops.   You must have a Garden Shed in order to store perfect bunches -- if you do not have one, they are not retained and disappear. 

The flowers in your shed can either be used on your farm or posted to your feed to be claimed by your  neighbors at present -- and they can be used as a decoration on your farm, but be aware that after a certain number of days (usually 12) they will wither.

When the Garden Shed was originally released it had a storage capacity of just 30 bunches, but this was increased to 100 in October of 2010, in preparation for its use as part of the upcoming crafting system, but for whatever reason the perfect bunches have yet to be included in the recipes.


Ideally Suited for Creating Hybrid Seeds

(4) Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is one of the newest buildings in the crafting system to be added to the game that has a direct impact upon farming -- and while at present the output from the new building and resource has not been added to the crafting system, it is planned for addition in the future.  

The Greenhouse is a constructable building, introduced in February 2011, and like most of the kit-type buildings the basic frame comes with one brick already applied.  Created to allow farmers to create hybrid seeds that grow hybrid crops, with its capabilities being level-based, which is a familiar theme in the game.

There are four levels for your Greenhouse -- Level 1 is the kit level, which does not allow you to actually use the Greenhouse until you add the building resources and take it to Level 2, which makes the building fully functional, but only gives you 1 single tray in which to create your seeds.  Level 3 provides you with four trays in which to combine seeds, and Level 4 -- which is the maximum level -- allows you a total of 8 trays in which to combine seeds!

Note that you must be a Level 5 Farmer in order to purchase the Greenhouse Kit -- the Market will not allow you to purchase it if you are below that level.

The building process is:

Level 1: Purchase Kit for 5 Coin from the Market and place it.
Level 2: Add 4 Bricks 4 Boards 4 Nails
Level 2: Add 15 Bricks 15 Boards 15 Nails
Level 2: Add 20 Bricks 20 Boards 20 Nails

Once you have completed building your Greenhouse, there are specific seed combinations that you can create.  Until you fully master the hybrid crop, the only source for seeds for it is your Greenhouse, where you have to combine seeds in order to create them for planting.

When you combine two regular seeds, after the required time period (3 days without help, a day if you get three of your neighbors to help you) you harvest 50 new hybrid seeds from each tray.  If you notice that one of your neighbors have harvested a hybrid seed in their feed, you can claim some seeds form the feed posting, which gets you 20 of that seed.

Once you have mastered a hybrid crop, you will be able to purchase it in the market without needing to produce further seeds in the Greenhouse.

-- Hybrid Crop Seeds Available in your Greenhouse --

At the present time there are a total of 10 hybrid crop seeds that you can obtain. Those are:

(01) Double Grain =  Wheat Rice
(02) Fire Pepper = Peppers Jalapenos
(03) Lilac Daffy = Lilac Daffodils
(04) Long Onion = Leeks Onions
(05) Purple Tomato = Blueberries Tomatoes
(06) Red Spinach = Spinach Rhubarb
(07) Squmpkin = Pumpkins Squash
(08) Straspberry = Strawberries Raspberries
(09) Sun Poppy = Golden Poppies Sunflower
(10) Whiskey Peat = Rye Corn

Nobody knows how the hybrid plants will factor into the crafting system, but there is speculation that they will be included in both the special crafting recipes and as part of the new Craftshops in a later stage.

(5) Spa

One of the three Crafting Buildings that were added to the game in July 2010 as part of the new crafts program, these buildings allowed gamers to make use of the bushels that they harvest from their own crops as well as those they acquire form the Farm Stalls of their neighbors.

At the time of their release the buildings were offered to small groups of players each day, eventually rolling out to the entire user base.  If you started playing the game after the release of these buildings you can still acquire them -- one of the buildings can be purchased from the Market for 1,000 coins, after which the other two have their price changed to Bucks. 

Players who have already chosen one of the buildings types but later decide that they want one or both of the others can purchase them from the Market for 80 Bucks each -- a bit expensive, but if you want the ability to complete the recipes and obtain the Mastery Signs for the other crafts, that is the only way to get them.

The initial building can be upgraded four times, by spending coin after you have completed the leveling of the required number of recipes for that building, with each increase in building level (measured in stars) adding visual elements to the building as well as increasing the capacity inside for the number of recipes that can be made at any one time, and the complexity of the different recipes you unlock.

Using the Spa and select bushels, players can complete the three levels of mastery for boutique goods like Fresh Sachet or Floral Perfume and the like, obtaining a Mastery Sign for each.  Occasionally special recipes are added to the game -- like Harvest Candle for the Spa -- that are only available for a limited time, but that can be fully mastered (all three mastery stars) in just 20 levels, making it much easier to obtain full mastery for these special recipes.

-- Building Stats --

1-Star: Purchased for 1,000 Coins from the Market for the first crafting building and 80 Bucks for additional buildings.

2 Star: Cost to upgrade is 50,000 Coins and 6 Leveled Recipes --or-- 15 Farm Bucks.

3 Star: Cost to upgrade is 100,000 Coins and 18 Leveled Recipes --or-- 25 Farm Bucks.

4 Star: Cost to upgrade is 400,000 Coins and 27 Leveled Recipes --or-- 40 Farm Bucks.

5 Star: Cost to upgrade is 1-Million Coins and 36 Leveled Recipes --or-- 60 Farm Bucks.

-- Recipes --

The recipes you have access to in your Spa are based upon the level of your Spa, so the higher you level it, the more recipes you have and the more that you can have in the process of creation at any time.  The following are a complete list of the regular recipes that are always available for crafting:

-- 1-Star Spa --

-- Floral Perfume: x4 Blueberries x4 Morning Glory
-- Fresh Sachet: x3 Cranberries x3 Pumpkins x1 Sunflower
-- Soothing Herbal Lotion: x4 Aloe Vera x4 Green Tea

-- 2-Star Spa --

-- Devotion Perfume: x3 Basil x3 Blueberries x3 Lilac
-- Petal Sachet: x1 Iris x1 Peppers x2 Sunflowers
-- Relaxation Oil: x4 Blackberries x4 Morning Glory

-- 3-Star Spa --

-- Energizing Lotion: x3 Aloe Vera x3 Blackberries x1 Red Tulip
-- Lily of the Valley Soap: x3 Blueberries x1 Lilies x3 Morning Glory
-- Restoring Candle: x2 Ghost Chili x4 Green Tea x1 Sunflowers

-- 4-Star Spa --

-- Iris Soap: x3 Aloe Vera x2 Iris x1 Sunflower
-- Meditation Candle: x2 Ginger x3 Green Tea x3 Lemon Balm
-- Pick Me Up Sachet: x3 Basil x2 Coffee x3 Lemon Balm

-- 5-Star Spa --

-- Daffodil Lotion: x2 Aloe Vera x1 Daffodils x1 Lillie x2 Strawberry
-- Farmers Frenzy Perfume: x2 Ginger x1 Lavender x2 Lilac x2 Purple Poppies
-- Transcendent Candle: x1 Daffodil x2 Lilac x2 Morning Glory x1 Pink Roses


Crafting Wines is Just One Artisan Path

(6) Winery

One of the three Crafting Buildings that were added to the game in July 2010 as part of the new crafts program, these buildings allowed gamers to make use of the bushels that they harvest from their own crops as well as those they acquire form the Farm Stalls of their neighbors.

At the time of their release the buildings were offered to small groups of players each day, eventually rolling out to the entire user base.  If you started playing the game after the release of these buildings you can still acquire them -- one of the buildings can be purchased from the Market for 1,000 coins, after which the other two have their price changed to Bucks. 

Players who have already chosen one of the buildings types but later decide that they want one or both of the others can purchase them from the Market for 80 Bucks each -- a bit expensive, but if you want the ability to complete the recipes and obtain the Mastery Signs for the other crafts, that is the only way to get them.

The initial building can be upgraded four times, by spending coin after you have completed the leveling of the required number of recipes for that building, with each increase in building level (measured in stars) adding visual elements to the building as well as increasing the capacity inside for the number of recipes that can be made at any one time, and the complexity of the different recipes you unlock.

Using the Winery and select bushels, players can complete the three levels of mastery for beverages like Fruit Wine, Saki. and the like, obtaining a Mastery Sign for each.  Occasionally special recipes are added to the game -- like Rose Water for the Winery -- that are only available for a limited time, but that can be fully mastered (all three mastery stars) in just 20 levels, making it much easier to obtain full mastery for these special recipes.

-- Building Stats --

1-Star: Purchased for 1,000 Coins from the Market for the first crafting building and 80 Bucks for additional buildings.

2 Star: Cost to upgrade is 50,000 Coins and 6 Leveled Recipes --or-- 15 Farm Bucks.

3 Star: Cost to upgrade is 100,000 Coins and 18 Leveled Recipes --or-- 25 Farm Bucks.

4 Star: Cost to upgrade is 400,000 Coins and 27 Leveled Recipes --or-- 40 Farm Bucks.

5 Star: Cost to upgrade is 1-Million Coins and 36 Leveled Recipes --or-- 60 Farm Bucks.

-- Recipes --

The recipes you have access to in your Winery are based upon the level of your Winery, so the higher you level it, the more recipes you have and the more that you can have in the process of creation at any time.  The following are a complete list of the regular recipes that are always available for crafting:

-- 1-Star Winery --

-- Red Table Wine: x2 Grapes x5 White Grapes
-- Sweet Saki: x3 Cranberries x5 Rice
-- White Sangria: x3 Strawberries x2 Sugar Cane x3 White Grape

-- 2-Star Winery --

-- Dry Saki: x2 Green Tea x2 Lilac x4 Rice
-- Fruit Wine: x3 Blueberries x3 Raspberries x2 Sugar Cane
-- Spicy Tomato Juice: x3 Carrots x1 Peppers x3 Tomatoes

-- 3-Star Winery --

-- Blackberry Wine: x3 Blackberries x1 Grapes x3 White Grapes
-- Raspberry Wine: x2 Blackberries x2 Grapes x3 Raspberries
-- Strawberry Cranberry Juice: x3 Cranberries x2 Raspberries x3 Strawberries

-- 4-Star Winery --

-- Blueberry Wine: x2 Blackberries x4 Blueberries x2 White Grapes
-- Herbal Elixer: x3 Basil x3 Ginger x2 Green Tea
-- Pumpkin Vinegar: x2 Acorn Squash x4 Pumpkin x2 Rice

-- 5-Star Winery --

-- Cucumber Wine: x2 Acorn Squash x2 Cucumber x1 Rice x1 Squash
-- Melon Juice: x2 Carrots x1 Strawberries x1 Watermelon x1 Yellow Melon
-- Rose Petal Water: x1 Lavender x2 Morning Glory x1 Pink Roses x1 Sunflower



 
 
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Comments for 14: Crafting Buildings

 
 
3 comments, latest first.
 
Jan 11th 2015 CMBF
That depends on the system you are playing on...
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Jan 6th 2015 Guest
Game slows considerably when crafting
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Sep 6th 2013 Guest
Can't find red wine recipe!
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