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Hey Farmers! We’ve added new limited edition “Winter Farmer’s Market” items to compliment this wonderful time of the year. Check out the details below and let us know what your favorite new addition is by commenting below the post!
New Limited Edition Decorations (Level 3):
January Produce Crate – 12,300 Coins
Canning Display – 6 Farm Bucks
Winter Vegetable Display – 12 Farm Bucks
Woolens N' Such As – 6 Farm Bucks
Ye Olde Waxen Notions – 8 Farm Bucks
New Limited Edition Trees (Level 7):
Heirloom Snowdrift Crabapple Tree – 22 Farm Bucks, used in Recipes
Golden Starfruit Tree – 13 Farm Bucks, used in Recipes
Heirloom Red Currant Tree – 22 Farm Bucks, used in Recipes
Heirloom Golden Starfruit Tree – 22 Farm Bucks, used in Recipes
Carve Ice Sculptures! Help Marie build an Ice Carving Table, collect Ice Cubes, and then you’ll earn some amazing prizes. Harvest your regular Trees, Heirloom Trees, and Water Crops for a chance to find Ice Cubes, which you can redeem for all kinds of prizes, including the baby Blue Grey Cow!
If you are level 12 or higher, you will see the following pop-up. Click on the “Place Ice Carving Table” button to get started.
Building the Ice Carving Table:
Your first step is building your Ice Carving Table. You will need the following items to start construction:
Pairs of Ice Tongs
To collect Fancy Ice Chisels, click on the “Post” button to post to your Facebook wall; you will get the parts when your Friends click on it, or when you click on a similar newsfeed post.
Click on the “Ask” button to send requests for Ice Saws and Pairs of Ice Tongs to your Neighbors. If you do not wish to wait for your Friends, you can skip any of these tasks for Farm Bucks.
Note: You can post and send requests for materials to your Friends every 18 hours.
Once you have collected the required items, click on the “Start Building” button at the bottom of the construction menu.
Now that your Ice Carving Table is almost complete, you will need a little help from your Neighbors to finish the job. The Ice Carving Table requires four additional helpers, so click on the “Ask Friends” button to send some crew requests to your Friends. When they accept, you will see the spots in the Building Menu begin to fill. If you do not wish to wait for your Friends, click on the “Hire One” button to purchase crew members with Farm Bucks. Once you have successfully filled all four spots, click on the “Finish and Share” button.
Using the Ice Carving Table:
Click on the Ice Carving Table to open the main menu.
This menu shows how many Ice Cubes you have collected and what prizes you are currently eligible to redeem.
A – The total amount of Ice Cubes you have collected. As you redeem prizes, this number decreases.
B – If you want to send requests to your Friends for Small Ice Trays, which are used for crafting Small Crates of Ice. Note: You can have a maximum of 12 Small Ice Trays at any given time.
C – If you want to ask your Friends for Large Ice Trays, which are used for crafting Large Crates of Ice, press this button and a feed will be automatically posted to your wall. Note: You can have a maximum of 12 Large Ice Trays at any given time.
D – If you want to purchase Ice Cubes for Farm Bucks. E – The button to use when you want to collect Ice Cubes by crafting in the Workshop.
F – The button to use when you want to redeem a prize. Once you have enough Ice Cubes, this button will turn turquoise. G – The number of Farm Bucks required to purchase the prize.
Collecting Ice Cubes:
Harvesting Regular and Heirloom Trees: You can find Ice Cubes by harvesting your regular and Heirloom Trees. If you find some, they will appear on your farm in a similar fashion to Prize Goods.
Harvesting Water Crops: You can find Ice Cubes by harvesting your Water Crops. If you find some, they will appear on your farm in a similar fashion to Prize Goods.
Note: Harvest regular Trees, Heirloom Trees, and Water Crops during Snowfall to increase your chances of finding Ice Cubes! If you would like a tutorial on the Snow feature, please view our official guide: The Snow Guide.
When an Ice Cube appears on your farm after harvesting, click on it and you will see the following pop-up:
Click on the turquoise “Share” button to post a feed to your wall. Your Friends will be able click on this feed to claim some free Ice Cubes for themselves too! Once you have clicked on the Ice Cube, it will be automatically added to your Ice Carving Table.
Crafting: You can craft your very own Ice Cubes via the Crafting Workshop. From the Ice Carving Table menu, click on the “Craft” button to open the Workshop. The two Recipes for Ice Cubes are as follows:
Small Crates of Ice: To craft Small Crates of Ice, you will need Small Ice Trays and Pieces of Wood. Click on the “Ask” button to send requests for Small Ice Trays to your Friends. If you do not wish to wait for your Friends, you can skip any of these tasks for Farm Bucks. Note: To get Pieces of Wood, harvest Pine Trees and White Willow Trees (harvesting Heirloom Pine Trees and Heirloom White Willow Trees will not count).
Large Crates of Ice: To craft Large Crates of Ice, you will need Large Ice Trays and Water. To collect Large Ice Trays, click on the “Post” button to post to your Facebook wall – you will get the parts when your Friends click on it, or when you click on a similar newsfeed post.
Note: Individual Ice Cubes can also be purchased with Farm Bucks from the Ice Carving Table menu.
Redeeming Ice Cubes for Prizes:
Once you have collected enough Ice Cubes, you can redeem them for some beautiful prizes. Click on your Ice Carving Table to open up your progress menu.
At the bottom of this menu, there are a total of four prizes that you can redeem for Ice Cubes:
3x Crystal Path (25 Ice Cubes)
Swan Ice Sculpture (45 Ice Cubes)
Goodie Bag (65 Ice Cubes) Note: You have a chance of earning Salt and/or Fertilizer
Horse Ice Sculpture (85 Ice Cubes)
All four of these prizes can be redeemed as many times as you like, as long as you have enough Ice Cubes (220 Ice Cubes total). Once you have collected all four of the above prizes, you will earn the baby Blue Grey Cow!
Note: The baby Blue Grey Cow can be redeemed for Ice Cubes or Farm Bucks more than once.
It looks like the baby Blue Grey Cow has warmed up to you! Click on the “Share Ice Cubes” button to post a reward feed for your Friends. Make sure to feed your little cow Baby Bottles so she will grow into an Adult Blue Grey Cow that you can harvest for Milk! Note: Milk is an Ingredient used in Crafting Kitchen Recipes.
You have 21 days to collect the Ice Carving Table prizes. If you do not collect them all, the prizes will disappear and you will be unable to claim them.
If you do not wish to use the Ice Carving Table feature, it can be sold or stored in your Inventory.
You can only get Ice Cubes when harvesting regular and Heirloom Trees on your own farm. You will not get Ice Cubes from Neighbor visits.
If you want to see how much time you have left to claim the Ice Carving Table prizes, hover your cursor over the Ice Carving Table.
You are limited to one Ice Carving Table per farm.