What is Green Rain in Stardew Valley? Weather explained

Emily Stander
Green rain in Stardew Valley

The Stardew Valley 1.6 Update introduced Green Rain as a new weather event that also spawns new foliage, much to the confusion of many players. Here is what it means, what you can find when it rains Green, and when it happens. 

Weather in Stardew Valley has always had some sort of an impact. Being able to find certain fish during rain or get battery packs during lightning storms are some examples, and now, players have found themselves confused by the new weather event Green Rain and what to do while it’s happening. 

Green Rain appeared after the new 1.6 update, and other than the characteristic green hue it causes, it also spawns some rare vegetation. So, here is what Green Rain is in Stardew Valley and what you can expect to find in this weather event. 

Green Rain in Stardew Valley explained

Green Rain is a harmless new weather event in Stardew Valley that changes the landscape, spawns new vegetation, and gives the valley a green hue

Lewis talking in Stardew Valley
The villagers in Pelican Town will be quite worried about Green Rain.

You’ll know Green Rain is coming when you check the weather channel on the TV and the announcer says “Um… There appears to be some kind of… anomalous reading… I… don’t know what this means…”

The next morning, when you wake up, you will find the entire valley covered in a green hue and Green Rain falling from the sky. 

What does Green Rain do in Stardew Valley?

Green Rain spawns Mutated Plants in Stardew Valley, and makes it easier to find valuable items like Fiddlehead Ferns and Moss

Another bonus of Green Rain in Stardew Valley is that it makes it much easier to find villagers, as they’ll all be bundled in the Stardrop Saloon. Even though you may know the rain is harmless, they do not, and having them all in one place makes it less challenging to give everyone gifts and get your daily interactions in. 

New foliage that spawns during Green Rain will be the main source for Fiddlehead Ferns and Moss, which are both useful items for cooking and crafting. 

Fiddlehead Ferns 

Fiddlehead Ferns are heavily sought-after items that are really difficult to find. In fact, they can only be found in Summer, or in hard-to-reach places: 

  • Foraging in the Secret Woods during Summer.
  • Foraging in the Prehistoric floors of the Skull Cavern.
  • Foraging on levels 41-69 of the Mines while the Shrine of Challenge is active.
  • Foraging in the Ginger Island jungle in all seasons.
  • Occasionally at the Traveling Cart.
Green rain in Stardew Valley
New vegetation will spawn in Green Rain, granting Fiddlehead Ferns and Moss.

Now, they can also be found during Green Rain, and they are quite abundant during this time too. They appear in the form of Mutated trees that you can chop down to harvest them. So, if you want to stock up on Fiddlehead Ferns, this is the perfect time to do it.

Fiddlehead Fern can be used to make Fiddlehead Risotto with 1 Oil, 1 Fiddlehead Fern, and 1 Garlic. It is also necessary to complete the Chef bundle in the Community Center.


Moss is a new ingredient in Stardew Valley that can usually be obtained by chopping down Moss-covered trees. You’ll notice that the tree has a greenish color, and if you knock it with your axe, some Moss will fall off. 

Moss becomes a lot more common during Green Rain, and you can harvest it in the same way that you would on normal days. Moss can be used to make Moss Soup with 20 Moss, but it’s mostly used in crafting recipes:

NameDescriptionIngredientsRecipe source
Speed-GroStimulates leaf production. Guaranteed to increase growth rate by at least 10%. Mix into tilled soil.Pine Tar (1)
Moss (1)
Farming Level 3
Mushroom LogGrows mushrooms every so often. The more wild trees are nearby, the better it works.Hardwood (10)
Moss (10)
Foraging Level 4
Statue of BlessingsTouching the statue gives a unique blessing every day.Stone (999) 
Fiber (999)
Sap (999)
Moss (333)
Farming Mastery
Deluxe Worm BinProduces Deluxe Bait on a regular basis. The worms are self-sufficient.Worm Bin (1)
Moss (30)
Fishing Level 8
Deluxe BaitCauses fish to bite even faster and increases size of the “fishing bar”.Bait (5)
Moss (2)
Fishing Level 4

That’s everything to know about Green Rain in Stardew Valley! If you want to know more about where you can find everything you need in the game, you can check out our guides list below.

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