In terms of farming and natural products, Stardew Valley has covered a lot of bases. With all the different environments and seasons, you can find and grow almost any kind of plant that you can think of, including Morel mushrooms. While small and fairly unexciting, these funky fungi are used in one of the game’s most valuable potions, the Life Elixir.
While this game is full of growth opportunities, Mushrooms and Fungi can be a bit particular, especially if you’re trying to forage or farm more of them. However, unlike removing bushes or rotating furniture, there’s no real trick to learn with Morel. Instead, these unusual organisms can only be found in certain places under certain conditions. This guide will explain where and when to look, plus detail the best way to put them to use.
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Morel Locations in Stardew Valley
Being a Mushroom, Morel can only be found in a select few locations: the Secret Woods, the Forest Farm, and the Farm Cave. The Secret Woods is the only guaranteed location no matter what combination of farm options you pick — but keep in mind that they can only be found there during the Spring.
If you haven’t found the Secret Woods yet, you’re in luck, because it isn’t far from your farm. The entrance is in the northwest corner of Cindersap Forest, blocked by a log that can only be removed with a Steel Axe or stronger. Be warned that this area is guarded by slimes, who are there protecting the Secret Woods’ regenerating stash of hardwood.
To maximize your Morel harvesting opportunities, select the Forest Farm option when you start the game for a chance for them to spawn on your land. Then, when gaining access to the Cave on your farm, choose the Mushroom option for the chance to grow your own.
The Farm Cave opens by way of Demetrius, who will show up once you’ve earned a total of 25,000g. The choice between bats or mushrooms is permanent, so make your pick wisely. You’ll only be able to grow your own Morel if you choose the mushroom option.
Crafting Recipes with Morel
Morel is a reasonably valuable crafting ingredient for adventuring. It’s primarily used in the Fried Mushroom dish, which also calls for a Common Mushroom as well as Oil. However, this specific mushroom is much better saved for the Life Elixir.
This rare red potion specifically requires a Morel to be made, and it has the power to restore your health to full. In fact, it’s single-handedly the best use for this mushroom, and likely the reason why most players choose to grow mushrooms in their Farm Cave. If you’re spending your time reaching deeper and deeper Mine levels, you’d be wise to keep a few Life Elixirs on-hand.
Tailoring and Clothing Options
Like all things in Stardew Valley, even foraged items can be useful outside of their obvious purpose. For example, if you’re looking to make some interesting clothes, Morel can offer a few new options.
If you use one with your Sewing Machine, you’ll get the Morel Shirt, which captures the mushroom’s striking structure quite well. It’d be hard to call the design pretty, but it is most certainly unique. If you instead use it for color through dye pots at Haley and Emily’s house, you’ll get an orange dye to apply to clothes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Morel Used In Community Bundles?
Yes, the Morel is somewhat rare, making it valuable to the Community Center. When the Crafts Room is unlocked, you can add it to the Exotic Foraging Bundle.
Which Villagers Like Morel?
Despite its rarity, this mushroom is not a very popular gift. However, it does appeal to a select few villagers — namely Harvey, Leah, or Linus.
How Do You Unlock the Life Elixir Recipe?
You’ll unlock the Life Elixir potion recipe once you reach Combat Level 2.
Which Mushroom Is Most Profitable?
Though it may be difficult to consistently find Morel, it’s not the most valuable Mushroom. Its price maxes out at 300 Gold, making it the third most profitable. The most profitable title goes to the Purple Mushroom.