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This article is about a village feature. For methods of producing resources, see Farming. For the block on which crops grow, see Farmland.

A farm is a generated structure in a village used for growing various crops.

Generation[]

Farms generate naturally in villages. All farms generate with farmland blocks, water, and at least one composter (with rare exceptions). Most farms generate with crops, mostly wheat, but melons, pumpkins, and carrots may also be found.

In addition, village farm plots have a 20% chance to generate with potatoes planted, and a 10% chance to generate with beetroot planted.

Post-generation[]

See also: Farmland

A player may create a working crop farm in any biome in the Overworld or The End. A farm needs only a water source block near to farmland blocks, which are created by using a hoe on dirt blocks. Given sufficient light, seeds or other crops may then be planted on the farmland and grown to maturity for harvesting.

Use[]

While a village farm is a good ready-made source of food, a village is not required for farming crops. A player with access to water, dirt or grass blocks, and a hoe may create a farm anywhere.

For a typical early-game survival farm, a player uses a hoe to create farmland within four blocks of water, and then plants seeds that were harvested from breaking tall grass. The seeds eventually grow into wheat after a few day-night cycles. Once the crops have matured, they can be harvested and then used for food, trading, leading livestock, breeding livestock, or breeding villagers.

Farmer villagers use a farm's composter as a job site. Farmer villagers can also be seen occasionally harvesting crops.

Structure[]

A naturally-generated tiny farm in a savanna village.

Farms generate in different configurations depending on the biome. Some farms have irregular shapes that can vary from the configurations shown below. As seen on the right, it is possible for a minimal farm to generate naturally with one water block and eight farmland blocks.

As shown in the sections below, additional resources that make up the structure are available beyond the farmland, water, and composter blocks found in all farms.

Desert[]

There are three variants of farms found in desert villages:

Crops
Additional resources available

Plains[]

There are two types of farms found in plains villages:

Crops
Additional resources available

Savanna[]

There are three types of farms found in savanna villages:

Crops
Additional resources available

Snowy tundra[]

There are two types of farms found in snowy tundra villages:

Crops
Additional resources available

Taiga[]

There are three types of farms found in taiga villages:

in Bedrock Edition, these structures also generate in the snowy taiga village variant, and are topped with snow layers wherever there is sky access.

Crops
Additional resources available

Data values[]

Biome Structure name
Desert
desert_farm_1
desert_farm_2
desert_large_farm_1
Plains
plains_large_farm_1
plains_small_farm_1
Savanna
savanna_large_farm_1
savanna_large_farm_2
savanna_small_farm
Snowy Tundra
snowy_farm_1
snowy_farm_2
Taiga
taiga_large_farm_1
taiga_large_farm_2
taiga_small_farm

History[]

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Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseAdded villages, which generate with farms. They currently only contain wheat.
Java Edition
1.3.112w21aDesert village farms are now surrounded with sandstone instead of wood.
1.4.212w36aVillage farms can now contain carrots and potatoes.
1.814w04aFarmer villagers can now harvest, collect and replant crops in farms.
1.915w31aVillage farms can now contain beetroots.
1.1418w48aUpdated plains village farms.
18w49aUpdated savanna village farms, added snowy village farms.
18w50aUpdated desert and taiga village farms.
19w04aComposters now generate in village farms.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Farmland now naturally generates in villages.
build 2Desert village farms are now surrounded with sandstone instead of wood.

See also[]

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