FarmVille fans woke up this morning to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, which coincidentally enough happened to be in their Gift Box. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have kicked off in FarmVille, and this year they’re all about putting some gold in your pot.

Gold is available for free as a giftable item, and can be traded in for exclusive St. Patrick’s Day themed gifts. You’ll be able to send gold to your friends who will add it to their pot and vice versa. If you can’t wait, you can purchase a Gold Chunk for 5 FarmVille Cash, which will increase your pot by 5 pieces of gold.

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Zynga isn’t spilling the beans on which gifts are up for grabs, but several items have already been uncovered by players. The Shamrock Sheep, Spring Flower Cart, and Leprechaun Gnome are available for 10, 20, and 30 pieces of gold respectively.

Much to our surprise, shamrocks weren’t included as a limited time festive crop.

UPDATE: On March 10th three special crops were added to the celebrations; green roses, green hellebores, and green shamrocks.