The 16 Best Stardew Valley Farm Layouts

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Stardew Valley has graced our screens since 2016, and in that time we’ve got to grips with all the best tools and harvested every crop under the sun. There’s a real sense of craftsmanship when it comes to creating the farms yourself, and there’s a great community for sharing the best layouts that people have created.

Farms can be centered on crops, livestock, machines, or even flowers. You can keep it mechanical and efficient, or prioritize a pretty and welcoming atmosphere. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find inspiration among our picks for the best farm designs.

Updated on May 24, 2023 by Gabrielle Castania: Stardew Valley remains the pinnacle of farming sim games these days, it seems, and players are constantly on the lookout for the best Stardew Valley farm layouts. We’ve got a full list of Stardew farm layout ideas to help you optimize your farm for whatever reason you fancy.a

This farm set-up is really focused on making as little work for you as possible. Before you advance far into the game, consider working on something like this so that you can spend less of your time on tedious activities like feeding your animals and watering your crops.

Since this farm is on the Wilderness map, it’ll also be helpful that you don’t need to take care of your animals and plants – you’ll be busy fighting monsters! On this map type, creatures like Bats, Wilderness Golems, and Serpents will attack at night.

Here’s a good example of a farm focused on animals – the barn and coop sections are segregated, but you could mix it up if you want to. With eight barns on the left-hand side all in the same area, with plenty of space to roam and grass to eat, it’s like a little barnyard neighborhood.

You’ll have the happiest cows, goats, pigs, and sheep in the valley. A similar Stardew Valley farm layout is in effect for the coops, but chickens, ducks, and rabbits don’t need as much space. The crop section is nicely laid out, too, with varying sizes to spice things up, and he fences make sure everything is in order and complete the homey, farm life feel.

Ginger Island is a newer area you can explore once you’ve completed the Community Centre. There are lots of unique puzzles and challenges to take on and explore, but one of the best is the brand-new farm that you can build for yourself on the western side. Like the greenhouse back on your Stardew Valley farm, any crop can grow here during any season.

We’d suggest taking advantage of your new investment and growing expensive crops here year-round – Ancient Fruit or Starfruit are great choices here. This Stardew layout provides optimal room for crops to grow, as well as some added trees along the farm edge and on the beach.

For those who just want some plain old efficiency, this Stardew Valley farm layout is based on producing as many resources as possible in the most compact way. It might not look the best, but there’s a place and purpose for everything. The middle part is dedicated to crops and trees to ensure there’s a steady flow of wood and income from crops.

On the left side, all things “animal” are featured, with a rather small and compact grass area. Animals might not have a ton of freedom roaming in this area, this layout definitely allows players to maximize profit quickly.

The deep forest farm type provides a lush, natural environment. However, at the same time, it takes away some much-needed space to make the biggest, most efficient farm. Luckily there are still ways to make it work. Here, crops are at the center, organized tidily wherever space allows.

The rest of the free space is used to create slightly more natural enclosures for the farm animals. The line between the paved paths and the grass fields in front of the barns ensures that there’s a division between natural space, as well as organization. In this layout in particular, it’s nice to see these two styles walk hand in hand efficiently.

This layout puts the original focus of any farm at the center of everything: Stardew Valley’s crops. Dividing them into neat, symmetrical sections makes it easier to separate the different types. With all the tillable land that a Standard Farm brings, putting Iridium Sprinklers to use is the most efficient way to make use of that space, and farm as many profitable goods as possible.

Putting barns and coops at the top of the map allows you to house livestock while keeping the focus on the crops. The sheds down the side of the map can be used to house kegs or preserve jars, acting like a little brewery. The stable by the entrance also allows quick access to town with your trusty steed.

This variation of the Forest Farm is very aesthetically pleasing, but still efficient with the rectangular plots for crops, complete with iridium sprinklers. The little flower patch at the bottom is also complemented by the bee houses, allowing you to make flavored honey throughout the year (apart from Winter).

The windmill works nicely as a central feature as well. Placing the sheds on either side of the greenhouse is a nice idea; it makes for quick trips for year-round crops to the kegs or jars indoors, making artisanal production swift and easy.

The beach farm is basically Stardew Valley’s hard mode – you can’t use sprinklers in the sandy areas (so, most of you farm). This player has optimized the map by focusing primarily on all the different kinds of artisan goods that you can create, rather than the crops.

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