Raccoons in the Big Tree stump in Stardew Valley
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How to get the Good Neighbors achievement in Stardew Valley

Keeping this adorable family happy is hard work

Of the nine new achievements added into Stardew Valley with update 1.6, while ‘Good Neighbors’ might not be the most difficult to get, it’s certainly a little convoluted and involves a lot of steps and a lot of waiting. 

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To achieve this achievement, you need to help Mr. Raccoon grow his family. This involves not only getting him a wife but also no fewer than seven children to share his stump. The good news is that Mrs. Raccoon is a vendor, selling all four varieties of new crop seeds in exchange for various items and additional items for every step of this quest that you complete. 

Each step of this quest comes in the form of a request, and, unfortunately, I can’t tell you exactly which items you’re going to need to give the Raccoon to complete the request. Items are randomized to an extent, but they do seem to follow a pattern, so I can help to some degree. 

One piece of advice that I can give is that you’ll definitely need the Smoker and the Dehydrator, as Mr. Raccoon repeatedly requests Smoked and Dried items during this quest line. You’ll also need a Keg to make juice and a Preserves Jar to make Pickles. 

How to get the ‘Good Neighbors’ achievement

Screen showing the successful hand in of a Raccoon Request in Stardew Valley
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Before you can begin bringing items to Mr Raccoon, you’ll need to complete the Big Tree quest. Once this is done and Mr Raccoon has found a wife (presumably through some kind of Raccoon dating site), you’ll have eight requests to fulfill. 

You’ll need to wait seven days after completing each of these requests before you can begin the next, so this entire process will take you 56 in-game days to complete this quest line and get the achievement.

Request numberItems neededRewards
One5 Fish
1 Smoked Fish
Mrs Raccoon and her store
Two1 dried Fruit
1 Jelly 
Raccoon Journal
More items in Mrs Raccoon’s store
+1 Raccoon child
Three5 Produce items
1 Mushroom item
Raccoon Hat
More items in Mrs Raccoon’s store
+1 Raccoon child
Four1 Juice
1 Pickle
5 Fairy Dust
More items in Mrs Raccoon’s store
+1 Raccoon child
Five5 items
1-5 of another item
Jungle Tank
More items in Mrs Raccoon’s store
+ 1 Raccoon child
Six1 Dried Mushroom
5 Algae
Stardrop Tea
+1 Raccoon child
Seven1 Juice 
1 Pickle
25 Powdermelon Seeds
+1 Raccoon child
Eight4 items
1 Trash item
Stardrop Tea
+1 Raccoon child

Like I said, these requests can differ from person to person but in three separate playthroughs of the Raccoon’s quest, this is the pattern that I’ve picked up on. I’ll update this if anything changes or I notice something different.

What does the Raccoon’s Wife sell?

Items available in Mrs Raccoon's store in Stardew Valley
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Unlike other vendors, Mrs Raccoon doesn’t want your money. As you’d likely expect for a Raccoon, she wants Seeds and Trash items in exchange for her wares. This can be quite confusing, but here’s everything you need to know.

Item for saleItem to exchange
Raccoon Journal 999 Fiber
Raccoon Hat10 Mixed Seeds
Carrot Seeds1 Maple Seed
Summer Squash Seeds15 Sap
Broccoli Seeds5 Moss
Powdermelon Seeds2 Pine Cones
Mixed Seeds1 Cave Carrot
Fairy Dust1 Mystic Syrup
Jungle Tank5 Broken Glasses

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Paula has been gaming since she can remember and is now juggling family life with virtual adventuring. She is a long-time FFXIV nut with a passion for helping others in the game. If she's not writing or traversing the realms of Eorzea, she's either asleep or traveling between the UK and the US to see her fiancé, whom she met in Zadnor.