Stardew Valley: Special Orders & Rewards Guide

Stardew Valley: Special Orders & Rewards Guide

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In Stardew Valley, there are tons of quests for you to complete. But wait, there’s more! Introducing the Special Order Board. This board features special orders from the town’s residents, and they’re unlike any other quest you’ll find. Get ready for some hilariously complex tasks!

Special Orders Board

Updated July 27, 2023 by Jacqueline Zalace: We’ve added a few more tips and tweaked the formatting to make your special order experience even more delightful.

How To Unlock The Special Order Board

On the second day of Fall during the first year, voila! The special orders board magically appears. You can find it right in front of the mayor’s house. Just look for the majestic circle in the image above.

Once the board is set up, the fun begins! You can start accepting those special orders. But hold on, there’s a catch. You can only pick one order a week. Tough choices, eh?

Every Monday, the board refreshes with new quests. If you already have an active quest, don’t worry, you can accept another one. Just make sure you’re up for the challenge!

Islands Ingredients

Island Ingredients is a deliciously simple quest. You’ll need to harvest 100 pieces of a tropical crop. It could be ginger, taro root, or pineapple. But remember, no mix and matching allowed. Choose wisely, my friend. Your reward? Gold and a solar panel to power up your farm.

Caroline will let you know which crop you need to gather. Unfortunately, you can’t just pick the easiest one. She likes to keep things interesting. So get those seeds planted on the island farm or in your greenhouse, and start harvesting!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Caroline Ginger Island must be unlocked Harvest and ship 100 taro roots, ginger, or pineapple (Caroline will indicate which item she wants) 28 Days Solar Panel recipe
Half the total value of the crops sold
Yes

Community Clean-up

Prepare to get your hands dirty in the Community Clean-up quest. Linus, the bath-hating expert, needs your help. He wants you to fish up 20 pieces of trash and toss them into the recycling box above the train tracks. Time to show off your fishing skills!

Oh, and guess what? This quest isn’t limited to fishing alone. You can also use crab pots. Just place them in a small body of water with no bait inside. Trash can’t resist its fate!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Linus N/A Gather 20 Trash items (not including Joja Cola) and put them in the dumpster near the train platform 7 Days Fiber Seeds recipe
500g
250 Friendship Points with Linus
No

Cave Patrol

Time for some monster-slaying action in Cave Patrol! You have a week to defeat 50 creatures. The game decides which monstrous beings you’ll encounter. It could be bats, skeletons, grubs, or dust sprites. Let those battling instincts kick in!

Head to the Mines north of town to find your prey. If you’re having trouble tracking down the right monsters, don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Here’s a quick breakdown of where to find each one:

  • Bats: Any Floor
  • Dust Sprites: Floors 41 to 79
  • Skeletons: Floors 71 to 79
  • Grubs: Floors 15 to 29, or in the Mutant Bug Lair
Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Clint N/A Kill 50 Bats, Dust Sprites, Skeletons, or Grubs (Clint will indicate which enemy to kill) 7 Days Geode Crusher recipe
6,000g
Yes

Aquatic Overpopulation

Demetrius is on a mission to thin out the fish population. He needs you to catch ten of a specific type of fish. Once you reel in those little swimmers, you’ll be rewarded with a farm computer recipe and gold for your hard work.

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Demetrius N/A Catch 10 seasonal fish (Demetrius will pick a fish from the current season’s list and ask you to catch it) 7 Days Farm Computer Recipe
The value of the caught fish
Yes

Fish Options:

  • Check in-game for the latest options!

Rock Rejuvenation

Emily needs a collection of gems for a special ceremony. She’s looking for an amethyst, a topaz, an emerald, a jade, and a ruby. You’ll find most of these gems in the Skull Cavern or the Volcano Dungeon on lucky days.

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Emily Must have gained access to the Sewing Machine in Emily’s House Give Emily a ruby, topaz, emerald, jade, and amethyst 7 Days Sewing Machine
1,000g
250 Friendship Points with Emily
No

Gifts for George

Evelyn wants her grumpy husband George to feel loved. Your task is to collect 12 leeks during the Spring and place them in Evelyn and George’s home. Get foraging, my friend!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Evelyn Must be Spring Collect Leek (x12) and put them on the stove in Evelyn and George’s Home 28 Days Coffee Maker
2,000g
No

Biome Balance

Demetrius is concerned about the water biomes in the area. He needs your help to gather 20 fish from a specific source, such as a river, ocean, or lake. Completing this quest will not only earn you 1,500 gold but also a farm computer recipe to keep track of your land.

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Demetrius N/A Catch 20 fish from a river, the ocean, or a lake (Demetrius will choose and indicate the biome) 7 Days Farm Computer Recipe
1,500g
Yes

Fragments of the Past

Gunther is eager to collect 100 bone fragments for the museum. Time to equip yourself and defeat skeletons in battle! You’ll be rewarded with a bone mill recipe and 1,500 gold once you deliver the fragments. Keep an eye out for Bone Nodes on Ginger Island too!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Gunther N/A Collect Bone Fragments (x100) and place them in the box in the Museum 7 Days Bone Mill recipe
3,500g
No

Gus’ Famous Omelet

Gus wants to make a ginormous and delicious omelet. Your task is to gather 24 eggs from chickens within 14 days. Deliver those eggs to the tavern fridge to receive your mouthwatering rewards: 3,000 gold, a mini-fridge, and a cutscene. Time to show off your egg-gathering skills!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Gus N/A Collect Eggs (x24) and place them in the fridge in The Stardrop Saloon 14 Days Mini-Fridge (only the first time you complete this request)
3,000g
Yes

Crop Order

Mayor Lewis has a challenge for you. Grow and ship 100 crops within 28 days (except during Winter) to earn rewards and impress the town. You’ll receive 50 percent of the crop value and a mini-shipping bin. Don’t forget to stock up on fertilizer for faster crop growth. Remember, the crops need to be grown when the quest is active. Ready to become the ultimate crop master?

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Lewis Must not be Winter (In The Spring) Harvest and ship 100 of a seasonal crop (Lewis will pick a crop from the current season’s list and ask you to grow it) 28 Days Mini-Shipping Bin (only the first time you complete this request)
Half the total value of the crops sold
Yes

Crop Options:

  • Check in-game for the latest options!

The Strong Stuff

Pam needs your help brewing some serious potations. Brew 12 potatoes into juice for her. This quest is only available in Spring and requires kegs to transform those taters. Don’t forget, the juice only counts if it’s collected from the keg while the quest is active. Cheers!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Pam It must be Spring Collect Potato Juice (x12) and place them in Pam and Penny’s kitchen 14 Days 3,000g
250 Friendship Points with Pam
F.I.B.S Television Channel
No

Pierre’s Prime Produce

Pierre is eager to increase his sales, and he needs your help. Grow and deliver 25 gold star crops to Pierre’s General Store. The crop choice is up to you. Choose whichever crop you have the most seeds for and let it shine!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Pierre N/A Harvest 25 Gold-Quality Vegetables and place them in Pierre’s General Store 28 Days 2,500g
Mini-Shipping Bin
No

Robin’s Project

Robin has her eyes on a beautiful hardwood bed. Help her out by harvesting and delivering 80 hardwood. Keep those hardwood trees growing on your farm, explore Ginger Island for Mahogany Trees, or uncover stumps in the Secret Woods. Get chopping!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Robin N/A Gather Hardwood (x80) and place them in Robin’s House 7 Days 2,000g
250 Friendship Points with Robin
Deluxe Red Double Bed becomes purchasable from Robin
No

Robin’s Resource Rush

Robin wants you to gather 1,000 pieces of wood or stone in just one week. The best part? You get to keep the wood! Hardwood doesn’t count, though. You’ll receive a stone chest recipe and 2,500 gold as a reward. If you’re feeling extra chaotic, you can use bombs in the Cindersap Forest area to knock over several trees at once.

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Robin N/A Gather 1000 wood or stone (Robin will indicate which she wants you to gather) 7 Days 2,500g
Stone Chest recipe
No

Tropical Fish

Before you can embark on the Tropical Fish quest, you need to build the resort on Ginger Island. Once that’s done, you’ll be off to fish around the island for five Discus, five Stingray, and five Lionfish. Get ready for a colorful challenge!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Willy The Island Resort must be rebuilt on Ginger Island Catch 5 Stingray, Blue Discus, and Lionfish 7 Days 2,500g
Deluxe Fish Tank
No

Juicy Bugs Wanted!

Willy needs bug meat for bait, and he’s got a taste for juicy bugs. Catch 100 bug meat and deliver them to the docks. This simple request will unlock a cutscene on the beach, reward you with a quality bobber recipe, and earn you 3,000 gold. Let the bug-catching commence!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Willy N/A Gather Bug Meat (x100) and place them outside the Fish Shop 7 Days 3,000g
Quality Bobber recipe
No

A Curious Substance

The Wizard is intrigued by a curious substance and needs your help to obtain it. You have seven days to hunt down ghosts and collect ectoplasm. These spectral beings can be found in the Skull Cavern, as well as floors 51 to 79 of the mines. Once you’ve completed the quest, you’ll receive 2,500 gold and a mini-obelisk recipe.

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Wizard N/A Obtain Ectoplasm (x1) and give it to the Wizard 7 Days 2,500g
Mini-Obelisk recipe
No

Prismatic Jelly

The Wizard is back with another quest. This time, you have seven days to venture into the mines and defeat a color-changing slime to obtain prismatic jelly. It’s not an easy task, but the rewards are worth it: 5,000 gold and a monster musk recipe. Let the slimy adventure begin!

Quest Provider Prerequisites Request Time Limit Rewards Repeatable?
Wizard N/A Obtain Prismatic Jelly (x1) and give it to the Wizard 7 Days 5,000g
Monster Musk recipe
No

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