FarmVille Cider Brewing Goals: Everything you need to know


Back in September, FarmVille players were introduced to Juicy Joe, a health conscious character that brought us a series of "Juicy Joe" goals, along with prizes like fruit-themed animals and trees. Now that cider season has rolled around, Joe reappears on our farms via a series of goals called simply: "Cider Brewing." There are nine goals to complete in this entire series, but you can multitask and work on them across your many farms to save time.

No Bad Apples

  • Get 6 Kingston Black Apples

  • Harvest 50 Peppers

  • Harvest Dragon Lair 2 Times

For this "Kingston Black Apple" task and all others in this series that ask you to collect a certain number of a new collectible, you'll need to earn these items by posting general requests to your news feed. As for the Dragon Lair, this is something that you've likely built long ago, so feel free to travel to another farm if you happen to have them ready elsewhere. Finally, the original Pepper crop takes a full day to grow, so make sure to plant some as fast as you can to make some early progress in this goal line. For completing this first goal, you'll receive 125 XP, a Cider Gnome and 2,500 coins.

Chipping Away

  • Get 7 Apple Chippers

  • Harvest 75 Pumpkin

  • Craft an Arborist

While your Peppers are growing on one farm, make sure to grow your Pumpkins on another farm. They take eight hours to grow, but they can be done and waiting for you by the time you finish this series' first goal, if you plan ahead. Meanwhile, the Arborist can be created in your Craftshop using three Peanut, four Morning Glory and two Orange baskets. You'll receive 150 XP, a Turbo Charge and 3,000 coins for finishing this goal.

Press It. Press It Good.

  • Get 8 Apple Presses

  • Harvest 100 Cranberries

  • Craft a Farmhand

The Farmhand can also be created in your Craftshop using four Cotton, three Soybean and one Cherry Bushel/Basket. While you're waiting for this Farmhand to craft (it takes six hours), you can grow the Cranberries over a 10 hour period of time. You'll receive 175 XP, a Cider Station and 3,500 coins when you complete this goal.

Juicy Joe

  • Get 9 Storage Bags

  • Harvest 125 Chickpeas

  • Harvest Bunny Hutch Twice

As with the Dragon Lair task above, you can freely swap between your different farms to the ones that have ready Bunny Hutches in order to finish that task quickly, and you can harvest the Chickpeas after 20 hours. Here, once again, is our friendly reminder to plan your crop planting ahead of time across your many farms, so that you can have as much of this out of the way as possible. Just don't plant things so far ahead of time that they wither. Completing this goal gives you 200 XP, a Book of XP and 4,000 coins.

Spice is Nice

  • Get 9 Cinnamon

  • Harvest 150 Peppers

  • Craft a Fertilize All

You'll need to head back to the Craftshop for the Fertilize All, which requires two Manure Bags, four Carrot and three Chickpea bushels to create, along with six hours. As a reminder, you can earn these Cinnamon items by pestering your friends into sending them to you, so ask as often as you can to finish these goals quickly. Completing this goal gives you 225 XP, a Cinnamon Bear (an actual animal) and 4,500 coins.

Brown Sugar!

  • Get 9 Brown Sugar

  • Harvest 150 Sunflowers

  • Harvest Cinnamon Bear Twice

The second you receive the Cinnamon Bear, you'll want to place him in a matching animal storage building. If you've already tended all of the buildings on one farm, remember that you can swap to other farms that may also have animal pens and complete the task there. What's more, if you only have one pen on a single farm, but you happen to have the storage transfer license for that farm, you can swap the Cinnamon Bear to another farm and complete this normally time-consuming task in a matter of minutes. As for the Sunflowers, they take a full day to grow. Completing this goal gives you 250 XP, a Cider Cow and 5,000 coins.

Honey, I Sweetened the Cider

  • Get 10 Honey Jars

  • Harvest 150 Grapes

  • Harvest Cider Cow Twice

As with the Cinnamon Bear above, your first priority should be to harvest the Cider Cow by placing it in a Cow Pasture. Other than that, you'll need to let the Grapes grow for a day before you can harvest them, but if you've been following our advice to plant crops ahead of time, they should already be ready and waiting for you by the time you reach this goal. When you finish it, you'll earn 275 XP, a Cider Horse and 5,500 coins.

Bottle It Up

  • Get 11 Cider Bottles

  • Harvest 150 Peas

  • Master Cinnamon Bear to 1-Star

Again, by the time you complete the above Cinnamon Bear goal, you'll already have two points of mastery on the animal, and can earn the rest quickly by swapping the animal across farms, placing it into different animal pens and waiting for them to regain their ability to harvest/feed. If you're planning things ahead of time, this task definitely isn't as scary or time consuming as it might initially sound. Either way, the Peas can be planted separately and are available for harvesting after growing for a 24 hour period. For completing this goal, you'll receive 300 XP, a Book of XP and 6,000 coins.

Better with Friends

  • Get 12 'Friends to Share With'

  • Harvest 200 Pineapples

  • Master Cider Cow to 1-Star

These Pineapples take two full days to grow, so if you've never taken our advice and planted crops ahead of time, this would definitely be a good place to start. Simply choose a farm you don't use very often (say, Lighthouse Cove or English Countryside, as examples), and plant the Pineapples as you're completing one of the previous goals. Since they take so long to grow and wither afterwards, you'll likely reach this final goal and be able to harvest them before any of your time is wasted. You'll earn a Cider Unicorn, 325 XP, and 6,500 coins when you complete this goal. You'll have only the next two weeks to finish these goals, so plan ahead and work as fast as you can to have a chance of completing them all in time.

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What do you think of these Cider Brewing goals? Have you already started to work on them on your farms? Do you think you'll be able to finish them all in time? Sound off in the comments!