Karen is Jeff and Sasha’s daughter and spends some time helping out at the General Store.
Her birthday is on Autumn 15th. If you set your farmer’s birthday on the same day, her birthday will be on Autumn 23rd instead.
This guide will teach you all you need to know about Karen, whether you want to marry her or just be friends!
The easiest way to find Karen is to catch her in the mornings while she’s talking to Rick outside the General Store. She’ll still be inside every day after the shop opens, but she has the tendency to wander around town when it’s sunny.
Karen’s routine is pretty consistent though so just pay her a visit whenever you need to stock up on Jeff’s goods!
|Sunday||General Store, Inn|
|Sunny Tuesdays||General Store, Harvest Goddess’ Waterfall, Inn|
|Rainy Tuesdays||General Store, Gotts’ Workshop, Inn|
|The rest of the week||General Store, In front of the General Store, Beach|
Karen’s favorite gifts require either a frying pan or oven to cook. Popcorn is the easiest one to make after you get the recipe from Kai, as it only requires Corn and a frying pan.
Some easy loved gifts for her are the forageable Bamboo Shoots, Wild Grapes, and cheese.
|Type of Gift||Items|
|Favorites||Dishes: French Fries, Margherita Pizza, Popcorn|
|Loves||Forage: Bamboo Shoots, Matsutake
Animal Products: Cheese
Dishes: Chestnut Rice, Mont Blanc, Premium Grape Juice, Sashimi, Tempura, Wild Grape Water
Miscellaneous: Diamond, Perfume, Pink Diamond
|Likes||Forage: Chestnut, Magic Blue Flower, Magic Red Flower, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower
Crops: Bell Pepper, Chili Pepper, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Potato, Pumpkin, Spinach, Yam
Animal Products: Butter, Eggs, Hot Spring Egg, Mayonnaise
Dishes: Ajillo, Bagna Cauda, Cheese Fondue, Cheese Risotto, Eggs Benedict, Grilled Fish, Mashed Potato, Miso Soup, Orange Juice, Palbochae, Pepper Steak, Pumpkin Potage, Quiche, Roasted Corn, Salad, Spicy Margherita Pizza, Spicy Pepper Steak, Spicy Ramen, Spicy Sandwich, Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry, Tamagoyaki, Vegetable Stir Fry
Miscellaneous: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bracelet, Broach, Dress, Earrings, Emerald, Face Mask, Garnet, Necklace, Ruby, Sapphire, Skin Lotion, Sunblock, Topaz
|Dislikes||Forage: Apple, Black Grass, Blue Grass, Green Grass, Honey, Indigo Grass, Orange, Orange Grass, Purple Grass, Red Grass, White Grass, Yellow Grass
Dishes: Apple Pie, Baked Apple, Baked Yam, Baumkuchen, Cake, Carbonara, Cheese Souffle, Cheesecake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, Cookies, Elli Leaves, Grape Juice, Ice Cream, Madeleines, Mixed Smoothie, Pancakes, Raisin Bread, Strawberry Milk (dish), Yam Dessert
Miscellaneous: AEPFE Apple, Agate, Buckwheat Flour, Caffeine, Fluorite, HMSGB Apple, Pet Treat, Stamina Booster, Stamina Booster XL, SUGDW Apple, Super Caffeine
|Hates||Forage: Poison Mushroom
Animal Products: Wool (all types), Yarn
Dishes: Candied Peels, Orange Pastries, Orangette
Miscellaneous: Ancient Fossil, Branch, Fodder, Gold Lumber, Lumber, Ore (all types), Pirate Treasure, Rock, Stone, Tomatosetta Stone
Trash: Empty Can, Fish Bones, Rubber Boot, Weed
Best Gifts for Each Season
|Season||Item||Where to Find It|
|Year-round||Cheese||Process regular milk using the Cheese Maker. Requires the barn upgrade|
|Spring||Bamboo Shoots||Forage around Mother’s Hill in the Spring|
|Summer||Wild Grape Water||Learn the recipe from Lou by talking to her one (1) time
Ingredients needed: Wild Grapes, Purple Grass
Equipment needed: Pot
|Autumn||Matsutake||Forage around the hidden area in Mother’s Hill or Carter’s secret room during Autumn|
|Winter||Sashimi||Obtain the recipe by cooking one dish with Onigiri, Small Fish, Medium Fish, and Large Fish respectively
Ingredients needed: Onigiri, Sashimi
Equipment needed: Seasoning Set
As you continue to raise your friendship points and heart level with Karen, you can unlock heart events that allow you to get to know her better.
During the cutscene, your farmer will have to respond with one dialogue option. Choosing the correct response will give you 3,000 LP with Karen, otherwise you will lose -2,000 LP.
Below is a list of each heart event and the requirements needed to trigger them.
|Heart Event||Love Points Required||Location||Requirements||Correct Dialogue Option|
|Gray (1)||0 LP||General Store||
||“I, uh, could use some help…”|
|Gray (2)||5,000 LP||General Store||
||“Moondrop Flower Seeds.”|
|Purple||10,000 LP||General Store||
||“Let the wine flow.”|
|Blue||20,000 LP||General Store||
||“Sure. Grub me up.”|
|Green (Confession)||30,000 LP||Any location||
|Yellow||40,000 LP||General Store||
||“I’m your girlfriend. Let me help.” Or “I’m your boyfriend. Let me help.”|
|Orange||50,000 LP||Mother’s Hill||
||“Cutesy Karen is good. She can hang.”|
|Red (Marriage)||60,000 LP||Any location||
Remember that you can only view a heart event once you’ve successfully seen all the previous ones, so make sure you’ve checked every single one on the list!
Karen is a marriage candidate, and befriending her can trigger some cutscenes that not only add additional love points, but also result in extra friendship points for Jeff, Sasha, and Duke if you choose the right interaction.
You can also earn extra love points with Karen by buying things from the General Store. For every 20 items you buy until you reach a total of 100 items, you’ll get a bonus of 2,500 LP.