Foraging Freebies

There are a variety of materials, some common and some unique, that you can find scattered around the in-game world. Each of the three towns have their own special wild-grown items that you can only find in that town. Some of these foraged items can be used as toppings when cooking in your kitchen, and some of them are necessary for crafting certain Farm Circles from Ludus' Relacion shop.

There are two categories of wild items you can locate in the game:

  1. Items you can pick up off the ground, and
  2. Items you can harvest from bushes

The wild items that can be used for cooking (herbs, berries, etc.) will have an associated Star Rank, which will increase naturally as the years go by in your game. Starting around year 7 you'll be able to find 5-star foraged items. Other foraged items that aren't edible, such as flowers, will not have a star rank.

On the Ground Wild Items

The items you can find just laying around on the ground include branches, rocks, wild flowers, herbs, sea shells, and downy quills. Every few days you'll find new items to pick up for free. These items will change depending on the season you are in.

Some of the items you can pick up off the ground are time sensitive; meaning, you have to reach a specific time or later in your game before they'll appear for you to forage off the ground:

Item NameSeasonLocation
MintNot WinterYour Farm (any season), Your West Farm, Your East Farm, Crossroads
ChamomileNot WinterYour East Farm, South Westown
LavenderNot WinterYour East Farm, South Westown, North Westown
RosemaryAny seasonSouth Lulukoko, North Lulukoko
SageAny SeasonNorth Lulukoko
BasilNot WinterSouth Westown, North Westown
Bay LeafNot WinterNorth Westown
BergamotAny seasonSouth Lulukoko, North Lulukoko
ThymeNot WinterSouth Westown, North Westown
Elli LeavesAny seasonNorth Lulukoko
WalnutNot WinterYour West Farm, Your East Farm, Crossroads, South Westown
ChestnutFallSouth Tsuyukusa, North Tsuyukusa
BlueberryNot WinterCrossroads (Spring only), South Westown
Ume PlumSpringSouth Tsuyukusa, North Tsuyukusa
ApricotSummer or FallCrossroads (Fall only), South Tsuyukusa, North Tsuyukusa
GingerSummer or FallCrossroads, South Tsuyukusa
Pine BranchAny seasonSouth Tsuyukusa, North Tsuyukusa
Cherry Tree BranchSpringSouth Tsuyukusa, North Tsuyukusa
Maidenhair BranchFallSouth Tsuyukusa, North Tsuyukusa
BambooAny seasonSouth Tsuyukusa, North Tsuyukusa
Maple BranchAny seasonSouth Westown, North Westown
Item NameSeasonLocation
TwigAny seasonYour Farm, Your West Farm (not Winter), Your East Farm, Crossroads, South Westown, North Westown, South Tsuyukusa
BranchAny seasonYour Farm, Your West Farm (not Winter), Your East Farm, Crossroads, South Westown, North Westown
Black BranchAny seasonYour East Farm, Crossroad, South Westown, North Westown
PebbleAny seasonYour Farm, Your West Farm, Your East Farm, Crossroads, South Westown, North Westown, South Tsuyukusa (snowy weather)
RockAny seasonYour Farm, Your West Farm, Your East Farm, Crossroads (winter only), South Westown, North Westown
Black RockAny seasonYour Farm (typhoon only), Your West Farm, Your East Farm, Crossroads (winter only), South Westown, North Westown (typhoon only)
Moondrop FlowerNot WinterYour Farm, Your West Farm, Your East Farm, Crossroads, South Westown
Magic Blue FlowerSpring or SummerYour Farm, Your West Farm, Your East Farm, Crossroads
Magic Red FlowerFall after
Year 2 Fall
Your Farm, Your West Farm, Your East Farm, Crossroads
Red QuillAny seasonSouth Lulukoko, North Lulukoko
Green QuillAny season after
Year 2 Spring
North Lulukoko
Blue QuillAny seasonSouth Lulukoko, North Lulukoko
Yellow QuillAny seasonSouth Lulukoko, North Lulukoko
Orange QuillAny season after
Year 2 Spring
North Lulukoko
Purple QuillAny season after
Year 2 Spring
North Lulukoko
Poison MushroomNot WinterNorth Lulukoko (only by Witchie's house door)
CoralAny SeasonSouth Lulukoko
Venus Comb MurexAny SeasonSouth Lulukoko
Triton's TrumpetAny SeasonSouth Lulukoko

A farm pet with the Finding Misc. job can collect Poison Mushroom for you.

On the Plant Wild Items

As you walk through the towns you'll come across bushes and small trees that have wild items for you to harvest. They don't belong to anyone specific, so feel free to pick the goods from the plants when you see them sparkling. The plants will regrow the harvested crops between 3 and 6 days from the last time you harvested.

The same bushes may produce different types of pickable items depending on the season you are in. Most bushes will go dormant and not produce anything during Winter except for in warm South Lulukoko, where the Ocean Primrose and Beach Vitex will be harvestable all year long.

Unlike some of the ground items, the bush and trees don't require you to reach a specific time in the game to produce their goods. You simply need to unlock the towns and they'll be available from that point forward.

Item NameSeasonRegrowsLocation
AloeNot Winter3 DaysNorth Westown
PlumSpring or Summer6 DaysSouth Westown
BerryFall6 DaysSouth Westown
MugwortSpring2 DaysNorth Tsuyukusa
Flowering FernSpring3 DaysSouth Tsuyukusa
HorsetailSpring3 DaysSouth Tsuyukusa
Giant ButterburWin 25 to Spr 204 DaysSouth Tsuyukusa
AvocadoNot Winter4 DaysNorth Lulukoko
BreadfruitNot Winter4 DaysNorth Lulukoko
VanillaNot Winter5 DaysNorth Lulukoko
Prickly Pear CactusNot Winter3 DaysNorth Westown
Pink LupineSpring3 DaysSouth Westown
Purple LupineSummer3 DaysSouth Westown
HydrangeaSummer3 DaysNorth Tsuyukusa
Red Spider LilyFall3 DaysNorth Tsuyukusa
Calla LilyNot Winter3 DaysNorth Lulukoko
Ocean PrimroseAny season3 DaysSouth Lulukoko
Beach VitexAny season3 DaysSouth Lulukoko

If you're trying to collect Giant Butterbur, keep an eye out for part-time jobs from Shizu. One of the extra rewards she gives you for doing the same job for her three time is Giant Butterbur, even if the foraged item is out of season.