Everything You Need to Know about the Bear in Stardew Valley Expanded


The Stardew Valley Expanded mod makes some really exciting tweaks to the Bear in Stardew Valley. The Bear in Cindersap Forest new Marnie’s Ranch is now a much more mystifying character, thanks to the Expanded mod, which makes him the owner of a shop Read on to learn more about the Bear in Stardew Valley Expanded.

Bear Stardew Valley Expanded
Bear — Stardew Valley Expanded

Stardew Valley Expanded is one of the most popular mods in Stardew Valley that brings a lot of new content and changes to the game. In addition to adding some really cool new characters like Sophia and Victor, the mod also makes changes to the non-giftable NPC Bear.

The mod basically adds an entire new area, called “Forest West”, to the west of Cindersap Forest. This new addition is a big mazelike area with so many mystifying secrets waiting to be explored. As part of this expansion, the mod also expands on the Bear, who resides in Secret Woods.

In vanilla Stardew Valley, you can befriend the Bear by gifting them some scrumptious Maple Syrup. However, in Stardew Valley Expanded, this bear has a shop where you can purchase various items from.

Read on to find out all the changes the Stardew Valley Expanded mod makes to the Bear and how you can purchase different items from his shop.

How to Befriend the Bear in Stardew Valley?

Bear Stardew Valley Expanded
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The Stardew Valley Expanded mod makes the bear the owner of a shop from where you can purchase some really good ingredients for a new recipe, quest, or crafting. But you cannot shop at the Bear’s shop unless you befriend him.

To do so, you will first have to find and read the Secret Note #23. This note comes as a random drop from various sources, including Artifact Spots, Fishing, and Monster drops. This note will tell you to bring Maple Syrup for the Bear to the Forest West (Secret Woods) in Stardew Valley Expanded.

You can get the Maple Syrup by making use of a Tapper on a Maple Tree. Once you have the Maple Syrup, you can deliver it to the Bear’s cave any time. Doing so would unlock the Bear’s shop, from where you can purchase various items that are not available in all seasons.

Bear Stardew Valley Expanded
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Just like in vanilla Stardew Valley, getting the Maple Syrup to the bear will also trigger a cutscene. In this cutscene, the Bear will express their gratitude to you by imparting their special knowledge about the berries.

This knowledge will permanently increase the sale price of salmonberries and blackberries by 3x. However, the sale price of Artisan Goods made from these berries will remain unaffected. Bear’s Knowledge can be found in the wallet in your Menu, under the Skills tab.

Bear Stardew Valley Expanded
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Note: If you have a telephone and have obtained Bear’s Knowledge, the bear may call you on your phone.

Wondering where the Bear’s cave is? Read on!

What Is Trash Bear’s Location in Stardew Valley?

Bear Stardew Valley Expanded
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The Bear’s cave in Stardew Valley Expanded is located in the Northwest corner of Forest West. You can get to the Bear’s cave through a path to the Southwest of Aurora Vineyard by locating a break in the treeline. When you continue towards the North, it will lead you to the cave. However, you cannot go inside as the cane’s interior is inaccessible.

What to Purchase from the Bear’s Shop in Stardew Valley?

Bear's shop Stardew Valley Expanded
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The Bear’s shop has some really useful materials that you can use for the in-game crafting system, quests, and various recipes. Although most of these items are quite pricey, you can get these items if you are in a hurry.

Here is a list of all the items available at the Bear’s shop:

Item NameStockPriceUsage
Honey101,000Used in recipes and as a gift.
Maple Syrup81,500Used for crafting and cooking.
Pine Tar52,500Used for Crafting.
Oak Resin53,500Used for Crafting.
Mahogany Seed34,000Used for planting Mahogany Trees.
Cave Carrot20400Used for Cooking.
Salmon10600Used for Cooking.
Flower Cookie Recipe18,750Used to unlock a Cooking recipe.
Baked Berry Oatmeal Recipe212,500Used to unlock a Cooking recipe.

You can acquire all these items by Foraging, except for Flower Cookie Recipes and Baked Berry Oatmeal. However, do note that you will require a lot of days to produce Maple Syrup, Oak Resin, and Pine Tar using a Tapper. Therefore, the expensive price for these items is justified as they are quite hard to acquire.


So that’s all, folks! This sums up everything you need to know about the bear in Stardew Valley expanded. Increase your friendship level with the bear by delivering them some Maple Syrup and you will be able to purchase some really cool items from their shop. This quest has no time limit so you can get them the Maple syrup whenever you want. Good luck!

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