The artisan goods in Stardew Valley are items that you make on your farm using a specific piece of equipment. For example, the tools you need to make any of the artisan goods include the preserves jar, oil maker, mayonnaise machine, keg, loom, cheese press, cask, or the bee house. Whenever you use these tools, you’re making an artisan good. If you want to have your farmer specialize in the artisan profession, you’ll receive 40% more value for any item you create using those tools. You can make quite a few things, but these are some of the best artisan goods you can make in Stardew Valley.
Caviar can become a great resource on your farm. Unfortunately, it takes a bit of time to reliable make. The roe goes from sturgeons that you can have in a fish pond on your farm. Creating that fish pond is pretty simple, but providing the sturgeon with the resources to give you the roe gives you an extremely high chance of having a roe appear once a day. From there, it takes four days inside of a preserves jar to produce the caviar. You’ll be able to sell it for 500 gold pieces or 700 if you have the artisan profession.
The build-up for this item can take quite a bit of time, but having a reliable method to produce and sell caviar is a worthwhile venture for any farmer.
You need two artisan tools to create goat cheese, the cheese press, and then the cask. But this also means you have access to goat milk, which you can obtain if you add a goat to your farm. These animals cost 4,000 gold pieces, but you want to sell goat milk and goat cheese on your farm, these animals are a costly investment that regularly nets you some excellent profits.
When you start, you only need the cheese press and a goat to make the goat cheese. However, to further add to your profits, you can place goat cheese inside a cask to age it, increasing its overall value. It takes seven days for goat cheese to age properly, potentially turning into an iridium quality. At its base value, goat cheese 400 gold pieces, or 560 if you’re an artisan. When it reaches iridium quality, it doubles 800 gold pieces, or 1,120 when you’re an artisan.
The overall process for goat cheese can take several weeks, so we recommend creating multiple tools for this product.
Honey is one of the simpler artisan goods you can produce on your farm. You can choose to focus on using the base and selling it in its current form or turn it into mead if you have a cask. At its base, honey’s value varies based on the time of year your produce it and the type of flowers you use. For example, if you use tulips and blue jazz in the spring, your honey will cost 160 and 200 gold coins, respectively. When you produce honey in the fall from sunflowers and fairy roses, you earn 260 and 680 gold coins, respectively. But you can make honey throughout the year, so that’s another advantage.
Honey takes three to four days inside of a beehive before it’s ready. If you don’t need to profits immediately, we recommend placing it inside a keg and turning it into a mead. It only takes 10 hours to finish brewing, and then you can age it inside of a cask. However, the money you make off of aged mead is similar to the base honey, outside of winter. We only recommend making your mead during this time.
Mayonnaise does not yield the highest profits of all the artisan goods you can sell in Stardew Valley. But you can give you quite a bit of money if you have multiple chickens and mayonnaise machines lined up ready to accept them. It only takes three hours to turn any egg into mayonnaise, and the base selling price of one is 190 gold coins or 266 gold if you have the artisan profession. That’s where the real magic is. If you have a few coops with chickens, ducks, or even a dinosaur on your farm, you can keep them happy by petting and feeding them each day.
Chickens, ostriches, ducks, void chickens, and dinosaurs all yield eggs that you can turn into mayonnaise. Dinosaur mayonnaise has the most profits, but a dinosaur can only produce an egg every seven days. Ducks can produce an egg every two days for the price of 375 gold pieces. If you have a full deluxe coop full of 12 ducks, each producing an egg every two days for a full month, you will receive 63,000 as a base payment. For chickens that produce an egg every day, at the base value of 195 gold pieces with a full deluxe coop of 12, you will receive 65,520 gold pieces.
While ducks have a higher value, having all chickens gives you the best total for a full month. You have to make sure to keep up with them each day and keep them happy.
Wine is a great item to invest in, merely because you can craft wine using any fruit you produce on your farm. That means, unlike beer and pale ale, you can make this item throughout the year, regardless of the season, so long as you’ve planted a fruit. You need fruit, a keg, and then a cask if you want to age it. Aging wine will always improve your profits with the item, so if you don’t mind waiting an additional few days, it’s a good way to boost your profits. Placing a fruit inside a keg yields a bottle of wine every 10,000 minutes, which equates to just over six days.
The price you sell the wine is three times that of the base fruit price. These are the best fruits for each season of the year.
- Ancient Fruit for 1,650 gold pieces every seven days
- Melon for 750 gold pieces every 12 days
- Starfruit for 2,250 gold pieces every 13 days (harder to find)
- Cranberries for 450 gold pieces every five days (produces two cranberries per bush, with the chance for a third)
- Crystal fruit for 450 gold pieces
The winter months are the toughest times to produce wine, but the fact you can do it all year round makes it slightly better than the other alcoholic beverages. You wouldn’t need a greenhouse, and you can use that space to grow other plants throughout the year.