Are you trying to figure out how to get maple syrup in Stardew Valley? Look no further than this comprehensive guide!
Firstly, you will need to have unlocked the Tapper. The Tapper is a crafted item that you can create after reaching level 3 in Foraging. Once you have the Tapper, select a tree and place the Tapper on it. The tree must be fully grown and cannot be a fruit tree. Maple and Oak trees are the two trees you need to target for maple syrup.
Once you have the Tapper placed on the tree, it will take several days for the tree to produce its first maple syrup. After that, every 7-8 days, you can harvest the maple syrup from the Tapper. You have to click on the Tapper to collect the syrup from it. Note, that the Tapper will continue to produce maple syrup even if it hasn’t been collected yet, so don’t worry if you forget to check it for a couple of days.
Another way to obtain maple syrup is by participating in the Night Market, which happens on the 15th of Winter every year. From the Night Market, you can purchase the Hardwood Tree Tap, which lets you tap hardwood trees for syrup. Hardwood trees are much rarer than regular trees, but the syrup also sells for a higher price, which makes them worth the effort.
In conclusion, obtaining maple syrup in Stardew Valley is relatively simple once you have unlocked the Tapper. With a bit of patience, you can collect maple syrup every few days and use it for cooking or selling. Alternatively, taking part in the Night Market gives you the chance to purchase the Hardwood Tree Tap, which lets you gather syrup from hardwood trees. So, you can choose the method that works best for you or try both options to see which one works out better. Happy tapping!