How to Farm Stone in Stardew Valley
“A common material with many uses in crafting and building.”
As simple as this resource may be, Stone is an important resource in Stardew Valley, having a high demand later on when you want to progress in the game.
This resource is needed in great amounts sometimes but once you have enough, you can continuously craft several items and upgrade your farm.
While this resource may be needed in large numbers, it is one of the easiest resources you can get, which mainly involves different methods of mining.
Where to Get Stone?
Stone can be farmed mainly in locations where you can find rocks to break but they can also be found by other means such as defeating enemies or having your way to generate them.
How to Get Stone?
The best and most important way for you to get stone is by smashing rocks or blowing them up, which is either with the use of a Pickaxe or a Bomb.
Other ways to get Stone may be available later if you have progressed in the game or have already upgraded your farm with certain structures.
Let’s see more about the process of Stones farm below in detail:
1) Farm Stones Below the Mines
The most effective way to get Stones in Stardew Valley is to explore the Mines, which are filled with tons of rocks that you can break.
Breaking these rocks requires that you have a Pickaxe with you so that you can hit the rocks with them until they are broken.
Having an upgraded Pickaxe will make Stone farming much faster as you will use up less energy because the rocks will easily be destroyed with better Pickaxes.
2) Using Bombs
One of the fastest ways to destroy rocks is to use a Bomb and this won’t just destroy one, but it will damage all the rocks in a certain area.
The best way to farm Stone with Bombs is to use them efficiently by placing them in the right area between several rocks.
Once the Bomb goes off, the rocks will be destroyed, and you can pick up everything that has been dropped after the explosion.
Other Ways To Get Stone in Stardew Valley
- Purchasing from Carpenter’s Shop
- Opening a Fishing Treasure Chest
- Defeating Stone Golems
- Defeating Gray Slimes
Stones are used often in making most of the early and late-game items, which makes it quite a useful resource to keep in stock.
The following are items that can be crafted using Stone:
- Stone Sign
- Garden Pot
- Mayonnaise Machine
- Preserves Jar
- Cheese Press
- Basic Retaining Soil
- Quality Retaining Soil
- Deluxe Retaining Soil
- Tree Fertilizer
- Stone Floor
- Stone Walkway Floor
- Gravel Path
- Cobblestone Path
- Stepping Stone Path
- Wicked Statue
- Drum Block
- Stone Brazier
- Marble Brazier
- Recycling Machine
- Warp Totem Mountains
- Bone Mill
- Geode Crusher
- Stone Chest
- Thorns Ring
Buildings Relying on Stones
- Junimo Hut
- Big Barn
- Deluxe Barn
- Big Coop
- Deluxe Coop
- Slime Hutch
- Stone Cabin
- Fish Pond
Getting your hands on Stone is not a difficult task but eventually, you will need more and more, which makes it important that you save some for later.
Sometimes it can be tempting to toss them into the Shipping Bin for a little extra Gold but this can end up as a huge waste when you realize how much you will need.
It is best that you keep the Stone that you obtain and store it in a chest so that you can use it later for crafting or upgrading your farm with buildings.