|Turns vegetables into pickles and fruit into jam.|
|Source:||Crafting with Farming Level 4|
|Sell Value:||(2 * Base Crop Value + 50)g
|Ingredients:||Wood (50) Stone (40) Coal (8)|
The Preserves Jar is a type of equipment used to make artisan goods in Stardew Valley. It takes a single fruit or vegetable and converts them into Jellies and Pickles, respectively.
Preserves Jars consume less time than Kegs, but will usually yield less profit. However, low-value, high-yield crops like blackberries, green beans and corn are actually more profitable in the preserves jar than in the keg, as well as being much faster to process. As an example, corn juice, which is made in the keg, is worth 113g, but corn pickles, which are made in the preserves jar, are worth 150g. Salmonberry wine, which is made in the keg, is only worth 15g, but Salmonberry jelly, which is made in the preserves jar, is worth 60g. Jellies and Pickles are common villager favorites (see friendship).
|Preserves Jar||Turns vegetables into pickles and fruit into jam.||Wood (50) Stone (40) Coal (8)||Farming Level 4|
Quality of ingredients makes no difference to the finished product. The value of the finished product is determined using the base value (i.e. with no silver or gold star) of the fruit/vegetable. However, the preserved version is always more profitable than even gold star produce, although the profit margin is lower compared to normal produce.
|Pickles||A jar of your home-made pickles.||Any vegetable||4000m （~3d)||2 * Base Vegetable Value + 50|
|Jelly||Gooey.||Any fruit||4000m （~3d)||2 * Base Fruit Value + 50|
Preserves Jar vs. Keg
The Preserves Jar increases the profit of a crop using the following equation, (2 * Base Crop Value + 50), while the Keg multiplies the base value of fruits by 3, and vegetables by 2.25. Because of this, low-value, high-yield crops like corn or tomatoes are more valuable in the preserves jar. The keg, on the other hand, favors crops with a much higher base value, such as Ancient Fruit or Melons. Below is a list of crops that are more beneficial to be put in the preserves jar.
It should be noted that these calculations only involve the value gained in terms of max profit; if looking at profit per day based on the time required, it is always more beneficial to use a preserves jar, on the highest value item possible (2 days to multiply value by 2x). See this reddit post for more details.
- Apricot (Equal sell price on both, but faster process time with the preserves jar)
- Blueberry (Equal sell price on both, but faster process time with the preserves jar)
- Bok Choy
- Green Bean
- Hot Pepper
|Artisan Equipment||Bee House • Cask • Cheese Press • Keg • Loom • Mayonnaise Machine • Oil Maker • Preserves Jar|
|Refining||Charcoal Kiln • Crystalarium • Furnace • Lightning Rod • Recycling Machine • Seed Maker • Slime Egg-Press • Slime Incubator Slime Egg • Soda Machine • Tapper • Worm Bin|
|Gardening||Basic Fertilizer • Basic Retaining Soil • Deluxe Speed-Gro • Fertilizer • Quality Fertilizer • Quality Retaining Soil • Rarecrow • Scarecrow • Speed-Gro • Tools|
|Fishing||Bait • Barbed Hook • Cork Bobber • Dressed Spinner • Lead Bobber • Magnet • Spinner • Tackle • Trap Bobber • Treasure Hunter • Wild Bait|