Stardew Valley Beginners Guide – Best Farm, Visiting Mines, Watching TV, Building a Chest

Stardew Valley has been around for a long time; however, it has recently been officially released for the Nintendo Switch, which means that there will be a horde of players with no idea on how to get started with the game. This Stardew Valley Beginners Guide will give you important tips and tricks on how you can quickly start building up your farm and continue through with the amazing storyline.

For more help on Stardew Valley, you can check out our Fishing Guide, Stardrop Fruits Locations Guide, and Villagers Likes/Dislikes Guide.

Stardew Valley Beginners Guide

In this Stardew Valley Beginners Guide, we have detailed some tips that will help you take the most out of Stardew Valley experience on Nintendo Switch.

Tips and Tricks for Stardew Valley

Choose your Farm Wisely

You have the choice to pick a farm that works best for you. These farms are different from one another in the sense that a Riverland farm will have ample opportunities for fishing but little land. A standard farm, on the other hand, will have everything well balanced and works well for most players.

Managing Stamina

It is important to remember that you have a limited amount of stamina and energy. Most activities consume energy so make sure that you replenish your energy. The best strategy is to do farm work early in the morning and then do other activities such as visiting NPCs in the town.


Remember that sleeping restores all of your energy, and starts a new day. However, if you stay up too late, your character will remain tired. At around 2 AM, your character will simply pass out from exhaustion. Make sure that you get an adequate amount of rest so that you have a good amount of energy for all the activities.

Watch TV

The channels on the television in your house will offer valuable information to you that will assist you in your day ahead. The Weather report will offer the forecast for the day; the fortuneteller will predict your luck that can affect the outcome of foraging, mining, and harvesting.

Farming tips will be provided by Living off the and Queen of Sauce will teach you new recipes which you can use when you upgrade your house to have a kitchen.

Build a Chest

Building a chest early is a very useful strategy for managing your inventory space can be a handful. A chest will allow you to store your important resources for later in the game. Make sure to save a little bit of everything for donating and trading later on in the game.

Prepare before you Visit the Mines

The mines contain a plethora of useful resources that you can utilize; however, there are dangerous creatures that embrace the darkness in the mines. Bring tons of food so that you can recharge your energy and HP when you need.

You can also place a chest in the mines for storing items. Make sure you do not pass out in the mines as it may cause you to forget floors which you had visited making it quite difficult to access certain levels.

That is all we have for our Stardew Valley Beginners Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!