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Winter is the fourth season in Stardew Valley. It is followed by Spring and preceded by Fall.

Winter is unique amongst the seasons in that no outdoors Crops apart from Powdermelon Seeds, Winter Seeds and Fiber Seeds will grow, and all Weeds and most tilled soil (including all fertilizer, even if the tile remains tilled) will all be removed at the start of the season. Grass remains but does not spread. Bee Houses will also not produce honey during winter. Finally, standard trees, including those planted on the farm (except fruit trees) do not grow in winter unless Tree Fertilizer is applied.

Overall, with plant growth stopped, Winter can become a challenging season for farmers, leaving only animal produce and the Greenhouse as the mainstay of farm produce. However, the reduced intensity of farming makes it an excellent season for other activities, including foraging, The Mines/Skull Cavern exploration, fishing, digging at artifact spots, and gift-giving - with nine birthdays, Winter is tied with Summer for most birthdays in a season. It also makes it easier to obtain Farm and Tool upgrades without impacting normal routines.

Animals require additional care during this season, as they cannot go outside due to the cold. Providing them with a Heater will also make them happier. Additionally, due to the lack of grass and weeds, Fiber and Hay are more difficult to obtain outdoors. However fiber still can be found in the Mines and Mutant Bug Lair, or alternatively grown with Fiber Seeds. Hay can be purchased from Marnie's Ranch, or randomly gifted from her in the mail. It can also be obtained as a byproduct of Wheat grown in the Greenhouse.

There are several winter events and festivals which give the player unique opportunities to acquire items. One takes place early in the month and one takes place towards the end, marking the end of the year in the Valley. Additional SquidFest and Night Market activities occur halfway through the season.

Events

Festivals

Day Name
08

  Festival of Ice

12-13

  SquidFest

15-17

  Night Market

25

  Feast of the Winter Star

Birthdays

Day Villager
01   Krobus
03   Linus
07   Caroline
10   Sebastian
14   Harvey
17   Wizard
20   Evelyn
23   Leah
26   Clint

Crops

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There is only one plantable crop in Winter, Powdermelon, the seeds of which can be found by digging seed spots in Winter. Winter Seeds and Fiber Seeds can also be planted.

Image Name Description Ingredients Recipe Source
Powdermelon This special melon grows in the winter. Takes 7 days to grow. N/A N/A
Wild Seeds (Wi)
(Winter Seeds)
An assortment of wild winter seeds.   Winter Root (1)  Crystal Fruit (1)  Snow Yam (1)  Crocus (1)   Foraging Level 7
Fiber Seeds Plant these in any season. Does not require watering. Harvest with the scythe. Takes 7 days to grow.   Mixed Seeds (1)  Sap (5)  Clay (1)

  Linus (Special Order)

Forage

Main article: Foraging

The   Nautilus Shell can be found at The Beach only in Winter. In addition, the items shown below can be found while foraging during Winter. The percentages provided for each location are the percentage of all foraged items in the location that will (on average) be the specified item. [1]

Image Name Description Found Sell Price Artisan Sell Price Energy / Health Used In
Base   Artisan (+40%)
Winter Root A starchy tuber. Tilling soil throughout Stardew Valley data-sort-value="70"
 
70g
 
 
87g
 
 
105g
 
 
140g
data-sort-value="157"
 
157g
 
190g
data-sort-value="219"
 
219g
 
266g
data-sort-value="10"
 
25
 
11
 
 
35
 
 
15
 
 
45
 
 
20
 
 
65
 
 
29

  Winter Foraging Bundle

  Winter Seeds  Roots Platter  Juice  Pickles
Crystal Fruit A delicate fruit that pops up from the snow. data-sort-value="150"
 
150g
 
 
187g
 
 
225g
 
 
300g
data-sort-value="450"
 
450g
 
 
562g
 
 
675g
 
 
900g
 
350g
data-sort-value="630"
 
630g
 
 
786g
 
 
945g
 
 
1,260g
 
490g
data-sort-value="25"
 
63
 
28
 
 
88
 
 
39
 
 
113
 
 
50
 
 
163
 
 
73

  Winter Foraging Bundle

  Winter Seeds  Dried Fruit  Jelly  Wine
Snow Yam This little yam was hiding beneath the snow. Tilling soil throughout Stardew Valley data-sort-value="100"
 
100g
 
 
125g
 
 
150g
 
 
200g
data-sort-value="225"
 
225g
 
250g
data-sort-value="315"
 
315g
 
350g
data-sort-value="12"
 
30
 
13
 
 
42
 
 
18
 
 
54
 
 
24
 
 
78
 
 
35

  Winter Foraging Bundle

  Winter Seeds  Juice  Pickles
Crocus A flower that can bloom in the winter. data-sort-value="60"
 
60g
 
 
75g
 
 
90g
 
 
120g
data-sort-value="0"
 
0
 
0
 
 
0
 
 
0
 
 
0
 
 
0
 
 
0
 
 
0

  Winter Foraging Bundle

  Winter Seeds

  Sandy (loved gift)

Holly The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration. data-sort-value="80"
 
80g
 
 
100g
 
 
120g
 
 
160g
data-sort-value="-15"
 
−37
 
0
 
 
−52
 
 
0
 
 
−67
 
 
0
 
 
−97
 
 
0

  remixed Winter Foraging Bundle

  Winter Star Bundle


Fish

Main article: Fish

Certain fish can be caught only during specific seasons. Listed below are all fish catchable during Winter.

Fish that can be caught during all seasons are not listed.

Note: Any Fish can be used for recipes with the tag "any fish" (i.e.,   Sashimi,   Maki Roll,   Quality Fertilizer).

Image Name Description Price   Fisher Profession (+25%)   Angler Profession (+50%) Location Time Season Weather Size (inches) Difficulty & Behavior Base XP Used In
Tuna A large fish that lives in the ocean. data-sort-value="100"
 
100g
 
 
125g
 
 
150g
 
 
200g
data-sort-value="125"
 
125g
 
 
156g
 
 
187g
 
 
250g
data-sort-value="150"
 
150g
 
 
187g
 
 
225g
 
 
300g
Ocean, Ginger Island oceans 6am – 7pm   Summer
  Winter
(All Seasons on Ginger Island)
Any 12–61 70 smooth 26   Ocean Fish Bundle
  Quality Fish Bundle  Fish Taco
Sardine A common ocean fish. data-sort-value="40"
 
40g
 
 
50g
 
 
60g
 
 
80g
data-sort-value="50"
 
50g
 
 
62g
 
 
75g
 
 
100g
data-sort-value="60"
 
60g
 
 
75g
 
 
90g
 
 
120g
Ocean 6am – 7pm   Spring
  Fall
  Winter
Any 1–13 30 dart 13   Ocean Fish Bundle  Dish O' The Sea
Perch A freshwater fish of the winter. data-sort-value="55"
 
55g
 
 
68g
 
 
82g
 
 
110g
data-sort-value="68"
 
68g
 
 
85g
 
 
102g
 
 
137g
data-sort-value="82"
 
82g
 
 
102g
 
 
123g
 
 
165g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
The Mountain Lake
Anytime   Winter Any 10–25 35 dart 14
Pike A freshwater fish that's difficult to catch. data-sort-value="100"
 
100g
 
 
125g
 
 
150g
 
 
200g
data-sort-value="125"
 
125g
 
 
156g
 
 
187g
 
 
250g
data-sort-value="150"
 
150g
 
 
187g
 
 
225g
 
 
300g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Anytime   Summer
  Winter
Any 15–61 60 dart 23
Red Mullet Long ago these were kept as pets. data-sort-value="75"
 
75g
 
 
93g
 
 
112g
 
 
150g
data-sort-value="93"
 
93g
 
 
116g
 
 
140g
 
 
187g
data-sort-value="112"
 
112g
 
 
139g
 
 
168g
 
 
225g
Ocean 6am – 7pm   Summer
  Winter
Any 8–23 55 smooth 21
Herring A common ocean fish. data-sort-value="30"
 
30g
 
 
37g
 
 
45g
 
 
60g
data-sort-value="37"
 
37g
 
 
46g
 
 
56g
 
 
75g
data-sort-value="45"
 
45g
 
 
55g
 
 
67g
 
 
90g
Ocean Anytime   Spring
  Winter
Any 8–21 25 dart 11
Squid A deep sea creature that can grow to enormous size. data-sort-value="80"
 
80g
 
 
100g
 
 
120g
 
 
160g
data-sort-value="100"
 
100g
 
 
125g
 
 
150g
 
 
200g
data-sort-value="120"
 
120g
 
 
150g
 
 
180g
 
 
240g
Ocean 6pm – 2am   Winter Any 12–49 75 sinker 28   Fried Calamari  "Catch a Squid" Quest
Sea Cucumber A slippery, slimy creature found on the ocean floor. data-sort-value="75"
 
75g
 
 
93g
 
 
112g
 
 
150g
data-sort-value="93"
 
93g
 
 
116g
 
 
140g
 
 
187g
data-sort-value="112"
 
112g
 
 
139g
 
 
168g
 
 
225g
Ocean 6am – 7pm   Fall
  Winter
Any 3–21 40 sinker 16   Lucky Lunch

  Willy (loved gift)

Sturgeon An ancient bottom-feeder with a dwindling population. Females can live up to 150 years. data-sort-value="200"
 
200g
 
 
250g
 
 
300g
 
 
400g
data-sort-value="250"
 
250g
 
 
312g
 
 
375g
 
 
500g
data-sort-value="300"
 
300g
 
 
375g
 
 
450g
 
 
600g
Mountain Lake 6am – 7pm   Summer
  Winter
Any 12–61 78 mixed 29   Lake Fish Bundle

  Willy (loved gift)

Tiger Trout A rare hybrid trout that cannot bear offspring of its own. data-sort-value="150"
 
150g
 
 
187g
 
 
225g
 
 
300g
data-sort-value="187"
 
187g
 
 
233g
 
 
281g
 
 
375g
data-sort-value="225"
 
225g
 
 
280g
 
 
337g
 
 
450g
River (Town+Forest) 6am – 7pm   Fall
  Winter
Any 10–21 60 dart 23   River Fish Bundle
Albacore Prefers temperature "edges" where cool and warm water meet. data-sort-value="75"
 
75g
 
 
93g
 
 
112g
 
 
150g
data-sort-value="93"
 
93g
 
 
116g
 
 
140g
 
 
187g
data-sort-value="112"
 
112g
 
 
139g
 
 
168g
 
 
225g
Ocean 6am – 11am
6pm – 2am
  Fall
  Winter
Any 20–41 60 mixed 23   "Fish Stew" Quest
Lingcod A fearsome predator that will eat almost anything it can cram into its mouth. data-sort-value="120"
 
120g
 
 
150g
 
 
180g
 
 
240g
data-sort-value="150"
 
150g
 
 
187g
 
 
225g
 
 
300g
data-sort-value="180"
 
180g
 
 
225g
 
 
270g
 
 
360g
River (Town+Forest)
Mountain Lake
Any time   Winter Any 30–51 85 mixed 31   "Catch a Lingcod" Quest
Red Snapper A popular fish with a nice red color. data-sort-value="50"
 
50g
 
 
62g
 
 
75g
 
 
100g
data-sort-value="62"
 
62g
 
 
77g
 
 
93g
 
 
125g
data-sort-value="75"
 
75g
 
 
93g
 
 
112g
 
 
150g
Ocean 6am – 7pm   Summer
  Fall
  Winter with Rain Totem
  Rain 8–26 40 mixed 16   Ocean Fish Bundle
Halibut A flat fish that lives on the ocean floor. data-sort-value="80"
 
80g
 
 
100g
 
 
120g
 
 
160g
data-sort-value="100"
 
100g
 
 
125g
 
 
150g
 
 
200g
data-sort-value="120"
 
120g
 
 
150g
 
 
180g
 
 
240g
Ocean 6am – 11am
7pm – 2am
  Spring
  Summer
  Winter
Any 10–34 50 sinker 19
Midnight Carp This shy fish only feels comfortable at night. data-sort-value="150"
 
150g
 
 
187g
 
 
225g
 
 
300g
data-sort-value="187"
 
187g
 
 
233g
 
 
281g
 
 
375g
data-sort-value="225"
 
225g
 
 
280g
 
 
337g
 
 
450g
Mountain Lake,
Cindersap Forest pond,
Ginger Island pond and river
10pm – 2am   Fall
  Winter
(All Seasons on Ginger Island)
Any 12–53 55 mixed 21   Seafoam Pudding
Glacierfish Builds a nest on the underside of glaciers. data-sort-value="1000"
 
1,000g
 
 
1,250g
 
 
1,500g
 
 
2,000g
data-sort-value="1250"
 
1,250g
 
 
1,562g
 
 
1,875g
 
 
2,500g
data-sort-value="1500"
 
1,500g
 
 
1,875g
 
 
2,250g
 
 
3,000g
South end of Arrowhead Island in Cindersap Forest. Requires level 6 fishing. Any   Winter Any 26–28 100 mixed 180

Night Market Fish

These fish can be caught in the submarine ride at the Night Market during   Winter 15-17, while the market is open (5pm – 2am). They can also be caught regardless of weather, time, or season using Magic Bait in the southwest corner of The Beach.

Image Name Description Price   Fisher Profession (+25%)   Angler Profession (+50%) Size (inches) Difficulty & Behavior Base XP Used In
Midnight Squid A strange and mysterious denizen of the ocean's twilight depths. data-sort-value="100"
 
100g
 
 
125g
 
 
150g
 
 
200g
data-sort-value="125"
 
125g
 
 
156g
 
 
187g
 
 
250g
data-sort-value="150"
 
150g
 
 
187g
 
 
225g
 
 
300g
8–26 55 sinker 21
Spook Fish The huge eyes can detect the faint silhouettes of prey. data-sort-value="220"
 
220g
 
 
275g
 
 
330g
 
 
440g
data-sort-value="275"
 
275g
 
 
343g
 
 
412g
 
 
550g
data-sort-value="330"
 
330g
 
 
412g
 
 
495g
 
 
660g
8–26 60 dart 23
Blobfish This odd creature floats above the ocean floor, consuming any edible material in its path. data-sort-value="500"
 
500g
 
 
625g
 
 
750g
 
 
1,000g
data-sort-value="625"
 
625g
 
 
781g
 
 
937g
 
 
1,250g
data-sort-value="750"
 
750g
 
 
937g
 
 
1,125g
 
 
1,500g
8–26 75 floater 28   Master Fisher's Bundle

In addition to the 3 fish listed above, Sea Cucumber, Super Cucumber, Octopus, and Seaweed can be caught in the submarine. There is also a 0.4% chance (0.9% if using a Curiosity Lure) of catching a Pearl.


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References

  1. The foraged items that can spawn in a given location each season are determined by GameLocation::spawnObjects in the game code, using input from the data file Content\Locations.xnb. The percentages provided here have been normalized to ensure that the percentages sum to 100% for each location. The data was normalized by:
    1. Calculating the sum of all percentages listed in Locations.xnb for Winter
    2. Dividing each percentage by the sum