[Top 20] Stardew Valley Best Things To Sell

 [Top 20] Stardew Valley Best Things To Sell
The farmer wonders what items he should sell...

All that glitters is not gold. Money is not everything. Well, that’s not really true in Stardew Valley. Although I’m all for playing the game the way you want, you’re going to hit a ceiling in the late game, especially once you start needing millions of gold for your next projects. If you don’t want to wait centuries before you can afford them, you can consider building a monopoly on one of the following items. 

In this article, I’ll introduce you to the top 20 Stardew Valley Best Things To Sell. With them, you’ll hit Perfection in no time. 


20. High-quality crops


High-quality crops will be your main source of income until you unlock kegs. They’re even more expensive if you choose the Tiller Profession. And if you’re really passionate about farming, you can use quality fertilizers on all your seeds. They’re easy to make if you use a lot of crab pots to catch fish.

The most valuable singe-harvest crops are Starfruit, Ancient Fruit, and Rhubarb. Cauliflowers, Melons, and Pumpkins work well too because they can form giant crops. Giant crops drop more produce, maximizing your profit. They can only spawn on a 3x3 tile so keep that in mind when you design your farm. 

When it comes to renewable crops, you can go with Strawberries, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Corn, and Eggplants. 

Once you unlock Preserves Jars and Kegs, consider placing all your produce in these machines – the profit is almost always better. 

What makes High-quality crops great for selling:

  • Gold and Iridium quality crops are worth a fortune.
  • You can get a lot of them by using Fertilizers and food increases your farmer level/luck.
  • You can save the Regular quality crops for machines.

How to get High-quality crops:

  • Obtain the seeds from the respective vendors.
  • In terms of raw value, Ancient Fruit and Starfruit are your best bet.
  • Cauliflowers, Melons, and Pumpkins are  great choices since they can form giant crops. 
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are also solid choices. 


19. Slime Eggs

A Slime Egg

Slime eggs are one of the last things you’d think about selling. Luckily, you can mass-produce them easily since Slimes spawn in all dungeons. 

While it isn’t the most profitable product in the game, it’s the perfect way to turn a trash resource into a valuable item. 

What makes Slime Eggs great for selling:

  • You’ll always have a lot of Slime on you.
  • Has no starting cost other than building Slime Egg-Press.
  • Turns a low-value resource into profit. 

How to get Slime Eggs:

  • Put 99 Slime into a Slime Egg-Press.
  • They occasionally drop from Slimes if you have a Slime Hutch on your farm.
  • You can find them in Treasure Rooms in the Skull Cavern.


18. Rabbit Foot

A Rabbit Foot

To this day, the Stardew community still spins conspiracy theories on how exactly Rabbits drop their feet in the game. We may never know. Regardless, they are one of the most expensive animal products in the game. They’re also a universally loved gift for when you want to befriend other villagers.

Having a Coop dedicated to Rabbits in the early game can be a great idea. Even if you don’t sell all the feet, you can use them for gifting when you try to hit Perfection.

What makes Rabbit Feet great for selling:

  • Costs from 565g to 1,130g depending on the quality.
  • The price is further increased by the Rancher Profession.
  • You can’t use it in machines or for crafting anyway.

How to get Rabbit Feet:

  • Drops from well-fed mature rabbits.
  • Has a chance to drop every 4 days instead of Wool.
  • The drop rate is affected by Friendship, Mood, and Daily Luck. 


17. Cloth

A piece of Cloth

Cloth is a very special product. You can get it not only from placing Wool into a Loom but also from slaying Mummies. However, I’m going to focus on Cloth as an animal Artisan Product. 

Although Cloth doesn’t sell for much, it’s easy to get, especially if you have a lot of Sheep. A max-friendship Sheep produces Wool every other day. If you choose the Shepherd Profession, it will produce it every single day. 

Thus, Sheep are much better at producing Cloth than Rabbits.

Additionally, star-quality wool has a chance to produce extra Cloth, which makes it even more profitable. 

What makes Cloth great for selling:

  • Has a base value of 470g. 
  • You can obtain it from several different sources.
  • It benefits from the Artisan Profession (increases its value to 658g).
  • High-quality wool has a chance to produce extra Cloth from the Loom. 

How to get Cloth:

  • Place Wool into a Loom.
  • Drops from Mummies in the Skull Cavern. 
  • You can also get it by recycling a Soggy Newspaper.


16. Goat Cheese

A piece of Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese is another animal product you can consider selling. It’s relatively easy to come by. All you need is a barn full of Goats. 

Goats produce Goat Milk every other day. If they have a high friendship with you, they will produce Large Goat Milk instead. Large Goat Milk yields Gold-quality Goat Cheese when you put it in a Cheese Press. 

You can increase its quality to Iridium if you put it in a Cask. However, I prefer to save these for Wine. 

What makes Goat Cheese great for selling:

  • Has a base value of 400g.
  • Large Goat Milk always yields Gold-quality Goat Cheese.
  • You can increase its value further by aging it.
  • Benefits from the Rancher and Artisan Profession (although they’re mutually exclusive).

How to get Goat Cheese:

  • Place Goat Milk into Cheese Press. 


15. Fairy Rose Honey

Fairy Rose Honey

If you plan to make a Honey farm, always go for Fairy Rose Honey. For the longest time, I didn’t know flowers could increase the value of honey. The best flower for this task is the Fairy Rose. 

Fairy Rose grows only in Autumn. However, you can bypass this restriction by moving your Bee Houses to Ginger Island where they grow all year round. Thus, you’ll get Fairy Rose Honey every 4 days, even in Winter.

Make sure you maximize the space around each flower. Once the Bee House produces Honey, harvest it to make your way to the center. Then, rebuild them again. This way, you can get X Fairy Rose Honey from a single flower. 

Fairy Rose Honey benefits from the Artisan Profession. 

What makes Fairy Rose Honey great for selling:

  • Has a base value of 680g.
  • The Artisan Profession increases it to 952g.
  • It’s the most expensive honey type in Stardew Valley
  • No maintenance is involved in its production.

How to get Fairy Rose Honey:

  • Place a Bee House anywhere in a 5-tile radius around a Fairy Rose.
  • Use Speed-Gro Fertilizers to make the flower grow faster. This helps you maximize your honey production in the Fall. 


14. Caviar

A jar of Caviar

Caviar is a great option mid-game when your fishing level isn’t high enough to catch a Lava Eel. Sturgeons appear in the Mountain Lake, in Summer and Winter. When you place them in a pond, they will produce Roe. If you put it in a Preserves Jar, it will yield Caviar which costs 500g. If you use the Artisan Profession, it costs 700g. 

What makes Caviar great for selling:

  • Has a base value of 500g.
  • Easy source of income mid-game.
  • Has no maintenance other than building and filling the pond.
  • Benefits from the Artisan Profession. 

How to get Caviar:

  • Build a Sturgeon Fish Pond. Sturgeons appear in the mountain lake until 7 PM, during Summer and Winter. 


13. Aged Roe

A jar of Aged Roe

Aged Roe is the perfect product for you if you’re looking for little to no maintenance. All you need to do is fill your farm with fish ponds and Preserves jar. I recommend going for Lava Eel since it produces the most expensive Aged Roe. It also benefits from the Artisan Profession.

You can find Lava Eel on the 100th level of the Mines and atop the Volcano Caldera. It’s a tough fish to catch so make sure you bring a lot of Sea Foam Puddings with you. 

What makes Aged Roe great for selling:

  • Rare fish Roe produces expensive Aged Roe.
  • Has no maintenance other than building and filling the pond.
  • Benefits from the Artisan Profession. 

How to get Aged Roe:

  • Place fish in a Fish Pond (not all types of fish produce Roe).
  • I recommend using Lava Eel since its Roe is the most expensive one. You can find it on the 100th floor of the Mines and atop the Volcano Caldera. 
  • Blobfish and Icepips are also decent options, although their Roe is a bit cheaper. 


12. Dinosaur Mayonnaise

A jar of Dinosaur Mayonnaise

Dinosaurs are probably the rarest coop animals, second only to Golden Chickens. However, they are a worthwhile investment. They produce a Dinosaur Egg every 7 days. If you place it in a Mayonnaise machine, it will yield one Dinosaur Mayonnaise which sells for 800g. The Artisan Profession further increases the price. 

What I don’t like about Dinosaurs is the extremely long hatching time – it takes almost 12 days for a Dinosaur Egg to hatch. But once you fill the coop, you’ll be making solid profit all year long. 

What makes Dinosaur Mayonnaise great for selling:

  • Has a base value of 800g.
  • The Artisan Profession boosts its price to 1,120g. 
  • It is the most expensive Mayonnaise type in the game. 

How to get Dinosaur Mayonnaise:

  • Place a Dinosaur Egg into a Mayonnaise Machine. 
  • Dinosaurs produce eggs every 7 days.


11. Truffle Oil

A bottle of Truffle Oil

Apart from Ostriches, Pigs may be the best barn animals. They produce Truffles when outside. The Gatherer Profession affecits them, meaning you may sometimes pick up two Truffles instead of one. 

If you plan to make a Pig farm, I recommend choosing this Profession. When you place a Truffle in an Oil Maker, it will produce Truffle Oil. This product benefits from the Artisan Profession, further increasing its value. 

Pigs have just one drawback – they need to be outside to produce Truffles. This makes them useless on rainy days and during the entire Winter. Still, they’re much better than Cows. 

What makes Truffle Oil great for selling:

  • Has a base value of 1,065g.
  • Truffles are easy to farm, especially with the Gatherer Profession.
  • The Artisan Profession increases its value to 1,491g. 

How to get Truffle Oil:

  • Place a Truffle into an Oil Maker.
  • Pigs produce Truffles when outside, in all seasons except Winter. 


10. Ostrich Egg

An Ostrich Egg

I didn’t really like barn animals until the Ginger Island update came. Now, I have a Barn chock-full of these majestic birds.

Ostriches produce eggs every seven days. Its quality depends on friendship. If it is Iridium, it costs as much as 1,200g. It costs even more if you get the Rancher Profession. 

Although finishing the Ginger Island Field Research takes a while, it’s worth your time. Once you get your hands on that incubator, you’ll never want to own another type of animal. 

What makes Ostrich Egg great for selling:

  • A Regular Ostrich Egg costs 600g.
  • An Iridium quality Ostrich Egg costs 1,200g. 
  • The Rancher Profession further increases its selling price. 

How to get Ostrich Egg:

  • Adult Ostriches produce an Ostrich Egg every 7 days.
  • You can find it in chests in the Volcano Dungeon.
  • One Journal Scrap hints at the location of an Ostrich Egg. 


9. Golden Egg

A Golden Egg

Golden Chickens are the best coop animals in the game. Although you need to reach Perfection before you can buy them, it’s well worth the climb. Their eggs sell for a lot even if you don’t turn them into Mayonnaise. They also benefit from the Rancher Profession. 

But before you sell the eggs, make sure you fill your entire coop with these chickens as buying new ones is expensive. 

What makes Golden Egg great for selling:

  • It has a base value of 500g. 
  • An Iridium-quality Golden Egg costs 1,000g.
  • The Rancher Profession further increases its price. 
  • Golden Chicken lay an Egg each day, making them the best Coop Animal in Stardew Valley. 

How to get Golden Egg:

  • A mature Golden Chicken lays a Golden Egg every day.
  • You can buy it from Marnie for 100,000g after you reach Perfection.
  • You can buy it for 100 Qi Gems once you reach Perfection.
  • You can find it in a Fishing Treasure Chest after you hit Perfection. However, the chance is very small. 


8. Mayonnaise

A jar of Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise on its own isn’t worth much. If you have a Coop full of regular Chickens, expect a lot of disappointments.

The key to making Mayonnaise profitable is choosing the right animals - Golden Chicken and Ostrich. Their eggs produce a ton of mayonnaise out of a single egg. And the best part? It’s not Regular quality!

A Golden Egg produces 3 jars of Gold-quality mayonnaise while an Ostrich Egg produces 10 jars of Mayonnaise of its own quality. Keep in mind that this product benefits from the Artisan Profession, which further increases its value. 

Of course, both animals are pretty endgame. You can only get Golden Chicken after you hit Perfection. However, getting your first Ostrich isn’t too hard. All you need to do is finish the Ginger Island Field Research and you’ll receive the blueprint for an Ostrich Egg Incubator. You can find Ostrich Eggs in chests in the Volcano Dungeon. 

What makes Mayonnaise great for selling:

  • Costs 190g to 380g based on the quality. 
  • Benefits from both the Rancher and Artisan Professions. 
  • It’s easy to mass-produce. 

How to get Mayonnaise:

  • Place an Egg, a Large Egg, a Golden Egg, or an Ostrich Egg into a Mayonnaise Machine.
  • Eggs produce Regular-quality Mayonnaise. 
  • Large Eggs produce Gold-quality Mayonnaise.
  • Golden Eggs produce 3 jars of Gold-quality Mayonnaise at once.
  • Ostrich Eggs produce 10 jars of Mayonnaise at once. The quality is the same as that of the Ostrich Egg you used. 
  • Golden Chicken and Ostriches are the best animals for mass-producing Mayonnaise. 


7. Diamond

A Diamond

Diamonds are the most expensive gems in the game, second only to Prismatic Shard. However, they’re much easier to farm. You can find Diamond Nodes in most types of dungeons. They’re also common monster drop if you have the Burglar Ring.

But the best way you can make Diamonds profitable is by copying it in Crystalaria (Crystlariums? I must have missed that class.) They take 5 days to grow, which isn’t really that much. They cost even more if you go for the Gemologist Profession. 

To make a reliable source of income with Diamonds, build hundreds of Crystalaria. You can place them on Ginger Island as barely any NPC walk through there. Other great locations are the Quarry, Tunnel, and Calico Desert. 

What makes Diamond great for selling:

  • It has a base value of 750g.
  • The Gemologist Profession increases its selling price to 975g. 
  • You can mass-produce it once you get enough Crystalariums. 
  • It’s the most expensive common gem in Stardew Valley. 

How to get Diamond:

  • You get it from breaking Diamond Nodes and Gem Nodes.
  • You can sometimes get it as monster loot. 
  • You can find it in Fishing Treasure Chests, although the odds are low. 
  • It rarely drops from panning (I don’t use the pan for anything other than finishing the Golden Walnut collection)


6. Iridium Bar

An Iridium Bar

The beauty of Iridium Bar is its accessibility. I won’t spoil much but if you play your cards right by the start of Year 3, you’ll get a steady supply of Iridium Ore. This makes crafting Iridium Bars a piece of cake. Not to mention Skull Caverns run are extremely easy if you know what to do. 

An Iridium Bar costs 1,000g, increased to 1,500 if you have the Blacksmith Profession. If you’re a passionate miner, you can make more money with Iridium Bars than with Diamonds. However, it involves ten times more work. 

Still, it can be a nice side income if you’re just a few steps away from getting an obelisk or another expensive item. 

What makes Iridium Bar great for selling:

  • Iridium Ore is easy to farm late into the game.
  • An Iridium Bar costs 1,000g. 
  • The Blacksmith Profession increases it to 1,500g. 

How to get Iridium Bar:

  • Place 5 pieces of Iridium Ore and 1 Coal into a Furnace. 
  • Some monsters have a chance to drop it. These include the Shadow Brute, Shadow Shaman, Iridium Bat, and Purple Slime.
  • The Statue of Endless Fortunate can occasionally produce it. 


5. Radioactive Bar

A Radioactive Bar

Radioactive Bars are tough to make because the ore is just so hard to come by. Radioactive Nodes don’t drop much more, even if you have the Miner Profession. But the good news is that they don’t have much use. Once you get your Heavy Tappers, you likely won’t have much use for them. 

Thus, selling them will become the most sensible thing to do. They cost 3,000g, increased to 4,5000 if you have the Blacksmith Profession. If you can farm them reliably, you can make large profits out of them. Or you could, if radioactivity weren’t poisonous. Luckily, plot armor works better than a hazmat suit. 

What makes Radioactive Bar great for selling:

  • Costs 3,000g.
  • The Blacksmith Profession increases its value to 4,500g.
  • It is the most expensive bar in the game.
  • Radioactive Ore becomes less useful once you get enough Heavy Tappers.

How to get Radioactive Bar:

  • Place 5 pieces of Radioactive Ore and 1 Coal into a Furnace. 


4. Jelly/Pickle


You get this product by placing crops in Preserves Jars. The name reflects whether you use a fruit or vegetable but the price formula is the same: 2 * Base Value + 50g. The Artisan Profession increases the value of this product by 40%. 

Jellies and Pickles are excellent Artisan products if you make them from high-yield low-value crops such as Blueberries or Eggplants. They have a much faster processing time than Kegs, which may make your playthrough more entertaining. 

Alternatively, you can make a mixture of both. 

What makes Jelly/Pickle great for selling:

  • Applies the following formula to your product: 2 * Base Value + 50g. 
  • It makes all types of crops even more profitable.
  • Works best with multi-harvest, low-value crops.
  • Has a much faster processing time than Wine/Juice.

How to get Jelly/Pickle:

  • Place a Crop into a Preserves Jar. 
  • I recommend using Eggplants, Tomatoes, Hot Peppers, and Blueberries. 


3. Pale Ale

Pale Ale

Pale Ale is a solid alternative to Wine. However, you can only make it in Summer when Hops grows. 

While Pale Ale may not be as expensive as Wine, it has a much faster processing time. The Hops plants produce crops every day once it matures, making for a very steady supply of income. 

Just keep in mind that dealing with the trellis can be annoying. In my first playthrough, I blocked my farm with Hops and  I had to destroy most of it. If you don’t like planning your layout, you can get a Junimo Hut. Junimo Huts ignore trellises which makes them perfect for harvesting Hops. 

If you don’t want to deal with all the hassle, consider the other alternatives on this list. 

What makes Pale Ale great for selling:

  • Sells for 300g each.
  • The Artisan Profession boosts the selling value to 420g.
  • It’s one of the best products in terms of profit per day. 
  • Hops regrows each day once it matures. 
  • It only takes 2 days to produce.

How to get Pale Ale:

  • Place Hops into a Keg.
  • Use Speed-Gro Fertilizers to maximize your Hops output per season. 
  • Hops grows only in the Summer.
  • Hops grows on an impassable trellis so plan your layout accordingly. 


2. Juice


You get Juice if you put a vegetable in a keg. Juice is like a weaker version of wine, increasing the value of your Crop by 2.25. The Artisan Profession further increases its value by 40%. However, it takes only 4 days to process.

I recommend making Juice out of Pumpkins. While Pam may ask you to bring her potato juice in one of her quests, don’t listen to her. It’s a trap. They’re not worth a dime and taste even worse.

I typically only make Juice in Fall. During other seasons, I focus on Wine instead. 

What makes Juice great for selling:

  • Multiplies the value of your Crop by 2.25.
  • Multiples the value of your Crop by 3.15 if you have the Artisan Profession.
  • Takes only 4 days to process.
  • Works well with high-value vegetables. 

How to get Juice:

  • Place a Vegetable into a Keg. 
  • I recommend making Juice from Pumpkins and Red Cabbages. 


1. Wine


The moral lesson of Stardew Valley is that alcohol is the most profitable product in the world. It’s probably the government taxes if you ask me. But if you can’t beat them, join them. I’m sure Pam and Shane will appreciate a local winery in Pelican Town.

Jokes aside, Wine is single-handedly the best product you can sell in Stardew Valley. The best crops are Starfruit and Ancient Fruit. I typically plant Ancient Fruit in my Greenhouse and on the Ginger Island farm, which produces up to 600 bottles of Wine per week. Assuming you have enough kegs, of course. 

Wine’s beauty lies in the formula it uses. It multiplies the base value of a crop by 3, which is a lot. The Artisan Profession further increases it by 40%. Kegs take about seven days to produce Wine, meaning you can pair your Ancient Fruit harvesting with Wine restocking. 

Once you see the weekly profits, you’ll never want to sell anything else. 

What makes Wine great for selling:

  • Multiplies the value of Fruits by 3.
  • Benefits from the Artisan Profession.
  • It has very low maintenance. 
  • It’s the best product you can make in Stardew Valley. 

How to get Wine:

  • Place a Fruit into a Keg.
  •  Takes roughly 7 days to turn it into Wine. 

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