The in-game food icon

Food is one of the primary resources of your Civ. It is used to purchase workers to automatically work for your Civ. The Trader may also request food in exchange for gold. With the exception of zombies (see Population) each worker added will always cost 1 food per second.

Each farmer added will add a base value of 1.2 food per second. This can be further enhanced through Upgrades, selection of a Deity, or building a Wonder.

While gathering food, either automatically or by manual clicking with a base chance of 10%, skins may also be gained. Your workers allocated to the farmer job will automatically collect skins only after purchasing the Skinning upgrade.

FoodWoodStone  –  SkinsHerbsOre  –  LeatherPietyMetal  –  Gold