Tips and Guide for Farmville 2: Country Escape! (Part 2)

Welcome to part 2 of our Farmville 2: Country Escape guide! Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s dig in further and figure out how to make the most of your farm. I’ll share my very best Farmville 2: Country Escape tips and tricks. Come on down and stay awhile!

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Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Farming

Yay, it’s finally time to talk about farming! Farming in Farmville 2: Country Escape is pretty straightforward.

Tap the well (or other source of water, later in the game) to get water. You can hold up to 20 units of water at once. The current water count isn’t displayed anywhere I can see on my Android phone, though.

Pro Tip Tapping once on the well gives you 4 units of water. This animation takes a few seconds, and you can do other things while it is completing. So you can tap the well, and then start watering your crops, and then tap it again for more water.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Farming

  • Water can be used on trees and crop fields to grow fruit and crops. Slide the water droplet to the tree or field to start growing. Growing crops and fruit takes real time.
  • Crops and fruit can be used to feed animals. Animals will produce stuff like eggs and milk. Again, this takes an amount of real time to complete.
  • Crops, fruit, and animal goods can be used to make other goods like flour or biscuits, for example. Making these goods requires that you have the correct building, the recipe, and it also requires some time.

Pro Tip Many fast-growing crops like Wheat and Apples grow so fast that it will quickly fill your barn! What I do is let them grow completely until they’re ready to be harvested, but then I wait to harvest them until I actually need them. For instance, I might not harvest Wheat until I’m ready to feed my Cow or make Flour. This way, the Wheat isn’t taking up space in my barn until right when I need it.

The more complex the steps to produce a good, the more money it is worth. You can use the Farm Requests board to sell your stuff for Coins and Experience.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: The Farmer’s Almanac and Quests

The Farmer’s Almanac contains a list of the current quests you can undertake. Generally, quests require you to have, make, or sell certain goods. The reward for quests is usually experience and sometimes keys.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Farmer's Almanac

Pro Tip If you start a quest after you’ve already created and sold a particular good, you’ll have to do it again to get credit for the quest. Try to focus on completing the quests in order, rather than just creating and selling new stuff as fast as possible. That way, you’ll get the maximum possible rewards with the least amount of effort.

Whatever you do, don’t neglect the Farmer’s Almanac, as it’s one of the primary sources of free keys in Farmville 2: Country Escape.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Farm Hands and Foraging

Once you level up enough to unlock Grandma’s Glade, you’ll also get your first Farm Hand. Farm Hands can be sent to forage in Grandma’s Glade (and several other locations) to get special goods that can’t be found elsewhere.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide Farm Hands

Pro Tip Looking to upgrade your Barn? The parts you need for Barn upgrades can be found via foraging!

Foraging takes a while, and it also costs you some goods. In the case of Grandma’s Glade, you’ll need to have some biscuits on hand to start foraging.

You can assign more than one Farm Hand to forage, which will increase the rewards.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Upgrading Buildings

Goods production buildings can be upgraded to produce more of a given recipe at once. For instance, if you upgrade the Windmill, you can produce a double batch of Flour at once. Do note that it still costs the same number of input goods – you’ll need 4 Wheat to produce 2 Flour.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Building Upgrades

In addition to producing more with a single action and keeping your buildings producing more while you’re away, upgrading buildings has another benefit. The increased production actually completes faster per unit! For instance, producing one unit of Flour takes 20 seconds, but producing 2 takes 35, and 3 takes 50. It doesn’t make that much difference for something like Flour, but those time discounts add up for higher level goods.

The only downside? Upgrading buildings takes Keys which are rare or cost you actual, real world money.

Pro Tip Check around the farm for Hope Chests, and tap them to get more keys. Sometimes you’ll get them for completing quests in the Farmer’s Almanac. Whatever you do to get keys, though, I highly suggest you save them for upgrading your buildings!

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Other Farm Buildings

As you level up in Farmville 2: Country Escape, you’ll unlock new buildings you can use:

  • The Prize Wheel gives you free stuff every day for spinning the wheel. If you invite friends to play, you can upgrade the wheel to give you an extra spin.
  • The Market can be used to sell items to other Farmville 2 players. Once you put an item up for sale in the Market, it stops taking up space in your Barn but must remain in the Market.
  • The Mailbox lets you send and receive Speed Seed from your Facebook friends. Speed Seed helps you instantly finish any crop or animal production.
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