Gleaner Heights Villager Relationship Guide

An in-progress guide to befriending the villagers in Gleaner Heights, including hidden marriage candidates.

There are 30 villagers to befriend in Gleaner Heights, which is a pretty big amount compared to other games of the farming sim genre. Luckily the game gives you enough time in a day to socialize, and socialize you shall.

You obviously want to be friends with the villagers for festivals and eventual marriage, but there are two fantastic reasons to make nice with the residents of the town. The first is that befriending villagers unlocks new story events, and the second lies in the friendship rewards you can receive from each villager.

Progression is largely tied to your relationships with your neighbors, so it pays to be sociable. This guide has very minor spoilers, so avoid if you want to go in blind.

There are two not-so-surprising ways to befriend your neighbors:

  1. Talk to them
  2. Give them gifts

Talking to them will raise their fondness for you by just a bit, but gifting is the real relationship make-or-breaker.

As with other farming games, gifting villagers items they like or love will raise their fondness for you by a large (and larger, if it's a loved item) amount. Neutral items will also raise your relationship with them, albeit less than liked items. Disliked items will lower their opinion of you, so gift with care.

This guide is incomplete but in progress. I have a bad habit of repeatedly restarting farming sims to optimize my first year, and I've been doing just that with Gleaner Heights, so my progress is a little behind. These are my findings during my time with the game so far, and they will be updated as I progress.

Adam

Birthday: ?

Likes and dislikes:

  • Likes: Mushroom, Strawberry
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Cucumber
  • Dislikes: Fat, Carrot, Yeast

Friendship rewards:

  1. Angler Shorts
  2. ?
  3. ?
Agent Deacon Troopel

Birthday: Winter 4

  • Likes: Silver, Quartz
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Wood, Stone, Carrot, Copper, Iron
  • Dislikes: Meat, Turnip, Mushroom

Friendship rewards:

  1. Fighting skill +1
  2. Artichoke Broccoli Frittata
  3. ?
Alice

Birthday: Spring 14

  • Likes: Corn, Flour, Rice
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Stone, Honey, Wood, Quartz, Copper, Iron, Sugar, Carrot
  • Dislikes:

Friendship rewards:

  1. Brewing Keg recipe, Wine recipe
  2. Mead recipe
  3. ?
Bernadette

Birthday: Summer 11

  • Likes: Egg (G), Quartz
  • Loves: Diamond
  • Neutral: Egg (S), Wood, Stone, Flour, Turnip, Yeast
  • Dislikes: Fodder, Radish

Friendship rewards:

  1. Mayo Maker recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Clarence

Birthday: ?

  • Likes: Hop, Yeast
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Green Herb
  • Dislikes:

Friendship rewards:

  1. Honey-baked Pumpkin Risotto recipe
Denny

Birthday: Summer 17

  • Likes: Sugar, Zircon
  • Loves: Diamond
  • Neutral: Cucumber, Oil, Honey, Carrot, Green Herb, Copper
  • Dislikes: Yeast

Friendship rewards:

  1. Black Vest
  2. ?
  3. ?
Doctor Herbert
  • Likes: Milk, Black Herb
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Carrot, Green Herb, Copper, Cucumber
  • Dislikes:

Friendship rewards:

  1. ?
  2. ?
  3. ?
Emily (Marriage candidate)

Birthday: Spring 29

  • Likes: Yarn (M & L)
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Cucumber, Rice, Turnip, Spaghetti
  • Dislikes: Leek, Onion, Stone

Friendship rewards:

  1. Baked Trout with Radish recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Fiona (Marriage candidate)

Birthday: Spring 6

  • Likes: Nightflower,
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Green Herb, Carrot, Copper, Stone, Wood, Flour, Sugar, Turnip, Cucumber
  • Dislikes: Mushroom

Friendship rewards:

  1. Potato Mash recipe
  2. Blender utensil
  3. ?
Gabriel (Marriage candidate)

Birthday: Fall 6

  • Likes: Brown Trout
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Green Herb, Milk, Copper, Carrot, Wood, Cucumber
  • Dislikes:

Friendship rewards:

  1. Pancakes recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Garry (Marriage candidate after befriending)

Birthday: Fall 5

  • Likes: Rice, Honey, Hop
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Carrot, Green Herb, Sugar,
  • Dislikes: Stone, Malachite

Friendship rewards:

  1. Farming skill +1
  2. ?
  3. ?
James

Birthday: ?

  • Likes: Strawberry, Apple
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Cucumber, Wood, Stone, Green Herb
  • Dislikes: Fish

Friendship rewards:

  1. ?
  2. ?
  3. ?
Jason

Birthday: Fall 18

  • Likes: Green Herb, Honey, Apple
  • Loves: Carrot
  • Neutral:
  • Dislikes:

Friendship rewards:

  1. Farming skill +1
  2. Farmer Shoes, Hat, and Shirt
Joshua

Birthday: Fall 26

  • Likes:
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Carrot
  • Dislikes: Lettuce

Friendship rewards:

  1. ?
  2. ?
  3. ?
Jun

Birthday: Spring 23

  • Likes: Green Herb, Fat, Silver, Gold
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Green Herb, Cucumber, Lettuce, Nightflower
  • Dislikes: Kohlrabi

Friendship rewards:

  1. Spinach Seeds added to stock
  2. Watermelon Seeds added to stock
  3. ?
Kain

Birthday: Winter 22

  • Likes: Gold
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Nightflower, Green Herb, Turnip, Wood, Spaghetti, Oil, Rice, Fat, Honey, Carrot
  • Dislikes: Lettuce

Friendship rewards:

  1. Wood Helment, Greaves, and Armor recipes
  2. ?
  3. ?
Ken (Marriage candidate)

Birthday: Winter 9

  • Likes: Apple, Gold, Nightflower
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Green Herb, Cucumber
  • Dislikes: Milk, Wood

Friendship rewards:

  1. Mining skill +1
  2. ?
  3. ?
Lazarus

Birthday: Fall 20

  • Likes: Iron, Quartz, Zircon, Silver
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Green Herb, Stone, Turnip
  • Dislikes: Flour, Cucumber

Friendship rewards:

  1. Explosive Arrow recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Lee

Birthday: Summer 20

  • Likes: Mushroom
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Stone, Flour, Sugar, Green Herb
  • Dislikes: Wood, Eggs

Friendship rewards:

  1. Pan Salmon recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Lily
  • Likes: Honey
  • Loves: Lettuce
  • Neutral: Hop, Nightflower, Cucumber
  • Dislikes: Flour, Mushroom

Friendship rewards:

  1. ?
  2. ?
  3. ?
Martha

Birthday: Summer 26

  • Likes: Nightflower
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Carrot, Green Herb, Wood, Sugar, Flour
  • Dislikes: Fat

Friendship rewards:

  1. ?
  2. ?
  3. ?
Mathilda (Marriage candidate after befriending)

Birthday: Summer 28

  • Likes: Strawberry
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Green Herb, Yeast, Carrot
  • Dislikes: Stone, Flour, Wood

Friendship rewards:

  1. Spring Vegetable Stew recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Mayor Otto

Birthday: ?

  • Likes:
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Nightflower, Flour, Sugar, Iron, Cucumber, Yeast
  • Dislikes: Oil

Friendship rewards:

  1. ?
  2. ?
  3. ?
Mei (Marriage candidate)

Birthday: Winter 20

  • Likes: Mushroom, Copper
  • Loves: Emerald
  • Neutral: Nightflower, Honey, Oil, Spaghetti, Rice
  • Dislikes:

Friendship rewards:

  1. Okra Stew recipe
  2. Inventory +1
  3. ?
Michael (Marriage candidate after befriending)
  • Likes: Carrot, Boot, Mushroom, Iron, Flour, Sugar
  • Loves:
  • Neutral:
  • Dislikes: Lettuce

Friendship rewards:

  1. Octotium
  2. ?
  3. ?
Penny

Birthday: ?

  • Likes:
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Iron, Green Herb, Carrot, Cucumber, Fat, every ingredient from the store
  • Dislikes: Stone, Copper

Friendship rewards:

  1. Cheese Maker recipe
  2. Butter recipe
  3. ?
Regina (Marriage candidate after befriending)

Birthday: ?

  • Likes: Strawberry
  • Loves: Honey
  • Neutral: Sugar, Carrot, Stone, Flour, Cucumber, Rice, Spaghetti, Oil, Turnip
  • Dislikes: Iron

Friendship rewards:

  1. Spaghetti Napolitana recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Renesco

Birthday: Summer 29

  • Likes: Honey
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Flour, Carrot, Green Herb, Wood, Stone
  • Dislikes: Sugar

Friendship rewards:

  1. Fish and Chips recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Robert (Marriage candidate after befriending)

Birthday: Fall 1

  • Likes: Egg (L), Hop, Tomato
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Egg (S), Yeast, Carrot, Green Herb, Nightflower
  • Dislikes:

Friendship rewards:

  1. Husbandry skill +1
  2. Beer recipe
  3. Farming skill +1
Tobias

Birthday: Spring 30

  • Likes: Copper, Iron, Fat, Old Boot
  • Loves: Gold
  • Neutral: Green Herb, Black Herb, Mushroom
  • Dislikes: Flour, Honey

Friendship rewards:

  1. Bomb recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?
Valentina

Birthday: Summer 11

  • Likes: Hop
  • Loves:
  • Neutral: Carrot, Green Herb, Copper, Sugar, Honey
  • Dislikes: Yeast, Stone

Friendship rewards:

  1. Turnip Salad recipe
  2. ?
  3. ?

That's it for my findings for now! This will be updated periodically as I test more gift items, learn about the final birthdays, and strengthen the relationships of my neighbors. Stay tuned for updates to this guide and further Gleaner Heights guides.

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Published Feb. 28th 2018

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