Stardew Valley offers a rural respite full of farming, fishing, and foraging. One of the game’s key components is the collection of items for various offerings, especially when aiming for 100% completion. In this guide, we’ll go season by season to outline what you should be collecting, so you don’t miss out.
Spring: The Season of Renewal
- Wild Horseradish
These forageable items are easily found during your strolls in the Valley. If you happen to miss any, don’t worry; they can also be grown in the greenhouse with spring seeds.
Although not a required item for offerings, the Morel Mushroom is often overlooked. You can find it either in the Secret Woods during spring or in a Mushroom Cave, should you choose that cave type for your farm.
- Green Bean
If you’ve overlooked the offerings, you might miss these. If that happens, try your luck with the Traveling Cart, which stocks most offering items, albeit unpredictably.
Five Gold-Star Parsnips
Gold-Star Parsnips are optional but could save you time in other seasons. Spring is busy, and it’s often more efficient to focus on other items.
No fish exclusive to Spring are required for offerings. However, keep a low-quality fish if it’s needed for future offerings.
Summer: The Season of Heat
- Sweet Pea
- Spice Berry
- Hot Pepper
These are the must-plant crops of the summer.
- Sunflower, Corn, and Wheat can also be grown in summer, with Corn and Melon requiring gold-star quality. Use fertilizer to aid in this.
Fruit Trees: Apple and Pomegranate
You’ll harvest these in Fall, but planting needs to happen in Summer. They’re often overlooked but are essential for offerings.
- Sunfish (if not caught in Spring)
If you miss any, some can be caught in Winter, but that will delay the completion of your Fish Tank offerings.
This item is often missed and can be found in the Secret Woods during Summer or in the Skull Cavern.
Fall: The Season of Harvest
- Common Mushroom
- Wild Plum
Fishing in Fall
Fall is less hectic, so it’s a good time to complete your Fish Tank offerings if you missed any from the previous seasons.
Winter: The Season of Rest
- Winter Root
- Crystal Fruit
- Snow Yam
You’ll need to use a hoe on the ground for Winter Root and Snow Yam; they can’t be picked up directly.
This beach forageable is pretty common during Winter and should be easy to find.
Note: Keep in mind the preparation needed for animal products.
Building a Coop and a Barn takes roughly a month from start to finish, so plan ahead. Additionally, pigs don’t produce in Winter, so either raise them early or wait until the snow melts.
Collecting all the items for offerings in Stardew Valley can seem daunting, but with this seasonal guide, you should be well-equipped to not miss a thing.
Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran, keeping track of seasonal items will enhance your Stardew Valley experience and help you get the most out of the game.