Stardew Valley Endgame: Top Money-Making Strategies Unveiled

Stardew Valley’s endgame phase gives the player a lot of room to breathe as there are fewer tasks to do, and those that are available are optional. That means that players can focus on earning gold as much as they can, and today I will talk about the best way to earn gold in Stardew Valley’s endgame with every mechanic.

Farming

At this point, you have both the Greenhouse and the Island Farm. Furthermore, in this game phase, you’ll want to focus on artisan goods as they are the best way to earn money. However, first I need to explain some important things for setting up the money-making field.

Barns and Coops

Animals are not profitable in the endgame so if you have more than one barn and coop, it’s best to decrease their amount to one of each and keep profitable animals, and one of each kind. Animals require hay which you won’t be able to grow if you decide to earn a great amount of gold by committing yourself to farm and making goods. However, if you want to focus on animals you can, just prioritize those that give the most profit like Ostriches and Golden Chickens, and make sure to leave plenty of space to grow some grass if you don’t want to spend money on buying them.

A heater in a Stardew Valley barn
Heaters help keep your animals warm during the winter months

Sheds

Build at least 3 or 4 Sheds (preferably in areas where you can’t grow any crops) and fill them with kegs. You can leave some space for you to move around and gather the wine, or you can remove kegs with your Axe, Pickaxe or Hoe. It’s best to fill all of your kegs on the same day so you can obtain all the wine at once.

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A screenshot of Sheds and Kegs in Stardew Valley
Sheds and Kegs in Stardew Valley

Casks

Craft 189 casks and fill your cellars with them. Begin by placing them in one corner and putting wine in them, and then work your way to the entrance. Always leave 189 Wines when you gather them from kegs.

A screenshot of Casks in Stardew Valley
Casks in Stardew Valley

Crops

With a money-making field prepared now, you are ready to plant the most valuable crops. For your main farm, I’ll divide the crops by seasons, unlike for the Greenhouse and the Island farm as any crop can grow there no matter the season.

In the tables, I’ll include the base sell price1, sell price with tiller skill, wine sell price, wine sell price with artisan skill, pickle price, and pickle price with artisan skill.

Spring

Crop Sell price Sell Price with Tiller skill Wine / Juice Sell Price Wine / Juice Sell Price with Artisian skill Pickle / Jam Sell Price Pickle / Jam Sell Price with Artisian skill
Ancient Fruit 550g – 1,110g 605g – 1,210g 1,650g – 3,300g 2,310g – 4,620g 1,150g 1,610g
Rhubarb 220g – 440g 242g – 484g 660g -1320g 924g – 1,848g 290g 406g
Strawberry 120g – 240g 132g – 264g 360g – 720g 504g – 1,080g 490g 686g
Cauliflower 175g – 350g 192g – 385g 393g 550g 400g 560g
Kale 110g – 220g 121g – 242g 247g 345g 270g 378g

Summer

Crop Sell price Sell Price with Tiller skill Wine / Juice Sell Price Wine / Juice Sell Price with Artisian skill Pickle / Jam Sell Price Pickle / Jam Sell Price with Artisian skill
Starfruit 750g – 1,500g 825g – 1,650g 2,250g – 4,500g 3,150g – 6,300g 1,550g 2,170g
Ancient Fruit 550g – 1,110g 605g – 1,210g 1,650g – 3,300g 2,310g – 4,620g 1,150g 1,610g
Pineaple 300g – 600g 330g – 660g 900g – 1,800g 1,260g – 2,520g 650g 910g
Melon 250g – 500g 275g- 550g 750g – 1,500g 1,050g – 2,100g 550g 770g
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Fall

Crop Sell price Sell Price with Tiller skill Wine / Juice Sell Price Wine / Juice Sell Price with Artisian skill Pickle / Jam Sell Price Pickle / Jam Sell Price with Artisian skill
Ancient Fruit 550g – 1,110g 605g – 1,210g 1,650g – 3,300g 2,310g – 4,620g 1,150g 1,610g
Grape 80g – 160g 88g – 176g 240g – 480g 336g – 672g 210g 294g
Pumpkin 320g – 640g 352g – 704g 720g 1,008g 690g 966g
Artichoke 160g – 320g 176g – 352g 360g 504g 370g 518g

The Greenhouse and the Island farm

For these two it’s best to grow Ancient Fruti, Starfruit, Cranberries (as they regrow) and Pineapple.

Choice is yours

However, you are already in the stage of the game in which you can choose what you want to grow, so if you are not after an immense amount of gold, any crop is the best one.

Mining

As for mining, before you proceed to make profit from gems and ores, it’s important to use them to craft everything that is needed and if you want to go to the extreme, everything that is possible to craft.

Then my advice is to save them up as gifts, but if you don’t want to or if you already have maximum friendship with characters you like (or all of them), then you can sell all gems you find.

Same goes for ores as it’s better to sell them raw, but keep iron for making bombs that will make your mining expeditions easier.

Craft as many bombs as you can and head to the Quarry or the Skull cavern and wreak havoc there to make a profit.

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Image of the entrance to the Quarry Mine in Stardew Valley
Image of the entrance to the Quarry Mine in Stardew Valley

Fishing

When it comes to fishing, you’ll want to turn to the ponds. You can get tons of caviar but first, you will need some Preserve Jars. Then build Ponds (there aren’t any limits so if you love fish go for it), and catch some fish to habit it.

The best fish for ponds are Sturgeon, Lava Eel, Blobfish, and Rainbow trout.

Once you place the fish into pounds make sure to fulfill their requests and soon you will make an easy profit by selling high-quality homemade caviar.

Minnow fish being caught from a river

Conclusion

That would be it on this subject. The strategies I gave you are my unique personal strategy as I didn’t want to copy others and instead I intended to pass on my knowledge to you. The strategy is profitable and farming-focused, but it does the job very well, and you will be richer in no time.

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