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Farmer, Forester, Prospector
Cook, Jeweller, Metalsmith,
Scholar, Tailor,
Weaponsmith, Woodworker
Crafting Guide,
Crafted Items
A Farmer planting

"Farmers grow items, such as pipeweed, in the field and harvest them, usually as supplies for other crafting Vocations."

A Farmer crafts food ingredients for the Cook profession, many of the Dye ingredients for the Scholar profession, Crafting Rare Components and recreational pipe-weed for smoking emotes. Farmers can also make some housing decorations such as flowers.

Associated Vocations: Historian, Woodsman, Yeoman, Cook

A guide to attaining Farmer Mastery.

Required Tools

  • Farming Tools (e.g., Bronze Farming Tools)
  • Farmland (for Apprentice, Journeyman, and Expert Farming) found in the lower and medium level regions (see further down for locations):
  • Superior Farmland (can be used for all Farming Tiers; required for Artisan and above; see further down for locations):


A list of all component items that are used to craft Farmer recipes: Farmer Components

Farmers are fairly self-sufficient. Most farming ingredients can be purchased from farmhands. However, rare Pipe-weed seeds are rare drops from mobs and chests, and occasionally result from growing certain pipe-weed fields.

  • Novice Farmhands sell common farming recipes, seeds and supplies needed to grow Apprentice, Journeyman, and Expert tier crops. They are found near regular farmlands.
  • Expert Farmhands sell all the farming recipes, seeds and supplies needed to grow crops of all tiers. They are near the superior farmlands in Hobbiton-Bywater, The Vineyards of Lórien and Galtrev. There are also Expert Farmhands near the regular farmland in Ost Guruth and at the Crafting Hall in Emyn Lûm in Mirkwood (although there is no farmland).
  • Suppliers sell all the ingredients you need to farm except the soils needed to increase the chance of critical success. Suppliers in Homesteads provide a discount which makes it cheaper to buy the ingredients from them in advance.
  • The soils needed to produce critical success results cannot be bought but is obtained as loot drops and quest rewards.
  • Notice: Due to changes in Lotro Dec 2010, "Poor crops" and individually-named crop seeds for most crops (such as Spring Barley Seed and Carrot Seed) are useless. If you have any of these outdated items, they can be sold to any vendor, or destroyed by dragging them out of your inventory onto the ground.
    However, some rare pipe-weed seeds may still be of value - be careful to check the recipes and the item description before vending.


A complete list of Farmer recipe indexes by tier:
Farmer Recipe Index
Apprentice Farmer Recipe-icon.png T1 - Apprentice Farmer Recipe Index
Journeyman Farmer Recipe-icon.png T2 - Journeyman Farmer Recipe Index
Expert Farmer Recipe-icon.png T3 - Expert Farmer Recipe Index
Artisan Farmer Recipe-icon.png T4 - Artisan Farmer Recipe Index
Master Farmer Recipe-icon.png T5 - Master Farmer Recipe Index
Supreme Farmer Recipe-icon.png T6 - Supreme Farmer Recipe Index
Westfold Farmer Recipe-icon.png T7 - Westfold Farmer Recipe Index
Eastemnet Farmer Recipe-icon.png T8 - Eastemnet Farmer Recipe Index
Westemnet Farmer Recipe-icon.png T9 - Westemnet Farmer Recipe Index
Westemnet Farmer Recipe-icon.png T10 - Anórien Farmer Recipe Index
Westemnet Farmer Recipe-icon.png T11 - Doomfold Farmer Recipe Index
Westemnet Farmer Recipe-icon.png T12 - Ironfold Farmer Recipe Index
Westemnet Farmer Recipe-icon.png T13 - Minas Ithil Farmer Recipe Index

A complete list of Farmer recipes listed alphabetically:

Some of the content in the links provided may not have been updated since the updates took place in Dec 2010.



Novice Farmhands

Novice Farmhand Location Region
Ponto Underhill Staddle Bree-land
Ialadir Celondim Ered Luin
Imir The Greenhouse, Thorin's Hall Ered Luin
Hobson Cotton Oatbarton Evendim
Largo Proudfoot Michel Delving's Craft-fair The Shire
Porto Brownlock Hobbiton-Bywater The Shire

Expert Farmhands

NPC Location Region
Expert Farmhand Bree West Gate Bree-land
Edfréa Ost Guruth The Lone-lands
Olo Proudfoot Hobbiton-Bywater The Shire
Expert Farmhand The Greenhouse Thorin's Gate
Higher level regions
Expert Farmhand Galtrev Dunland
Galamann The Vineyards of Lórien Lothlórien
Rory Bolge Ost Galadh Mirkwood
Expert Farmhand The Wold East Rohan
Expert Farmhand Snowbourn East Rohan
Expert Farmhand Eastfold West Rohan
Expert Farmhand Tadrent Western Gondor
Expert Farmhand Glaniath Eastern Gondor
Expert Farmhand Arnach Eastern Gondor

Locations of Farmlands

Plain Farmlands

Vegetable Farmland-icon.png
Superior Farmland
  • Allows execution of recipes requiring Superior Farmland.

Superior Farmlands

Vegetable Farmland-icon.png
Superior Farmland
  • Allows execution of recipes requiring Superior Farmland.

Farming Guide

An extremely detailed guide to the process of farming is available on the Farming page.

Some tips that may make it easier to play a farmer:

1. Pressing Delete (select item), then U (use selected) will harvest a farm field. How to use this...

  • There is a refinement possible here. You can go to Menu / Options / Keymapping and change the Delete key to function as "Select Next Item" instead of "select Item" then you can select fields that are overlaid on each other one after another and in this way, with practice you can complete up to 10 fields at once. By default, that keymapping is empty, but you might get a warning message if you change it. There is a "default" button on the Options screen if you make a mistake.

Step 1: buy supplies and recipes (almost all recipes you have to buy)

Step 2: stand in the correct type of farm field

Step 3: change the type of field to blueberry or whatever you're making

Step 4: *important* change the number to 4, then click make

  • this is because you can harvest up to 4 fields easily before they expire

Step 5: harvest the fields by either right clicking them (they are just like any harvest node)

Step 5.5: or harvest by using Delete followed by U, which makes selecting the fields faster

  • repeat Delete, U to harvest the other 3 fields

Step 6: after you have finished planting and harvesting, repair your tools and go over to the workbench

Step 7: prepare the harvest by making "bunches" of blueberries or whatever harvest you have

  • when you are finished, you can sell them or use them in cooking recipes

2. The additional things you get while farming are scholar or decorative or rare crafting materials. In higher tiers, there are no more pipeweed recipes and the rare materials are bright turquoise typeface.

3. Currently, the most popular consumable farming product is coffee and the special beans that come from coffee fields because cooks can make coffee that grants buffs to increase run speed.

4. You could just keep making fields and not harvest them all. Harvesting gets you experience, materials for cooking, and rares, but not additional crafting experience. For more crafting XP, prepare the harvest at the workbench.

5. When you're working on pipeweed, though, harvesting is essential because you can't get some seeds unless you harvest. Farming for trap materials is different too, so re-examine your strategy whenever you do something new.

6. Don't be afraid to go down to one field at a time to make sure you're on the right track, especially if you're using the ultra rare peat at the highest levels.