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Birthday:  Fall 15
Lives In: The Desert
Address: Oasis

Emily Icon.png Emily

Marriage: No
Best Gifts: Crocus.png CrocusDaffodil.png DaffodilMango Sticky Rice.png Mango Sticky RiceSweet Pea.png Sweet Pea
“My name's not really Sandy, you know. It's just good for business.”
— Sandy

Sandy is a villager who lives in the Calico Desert where she runs the store, the Oasis. Players won't meet her until they've repaired the bus by completing the vault bundle or purchasing "Bus" for Gold.png40,000g through the Joja Community Development Form.


Sandy does not leave the Oasis, and can be found there when the store is open, from 9am to 11:50pm except on Winter 25 and her birthday, Fall 15. On Winter 25, despite the Feast of the Winter Star, the bus still operates on Pam's regular schedule, allowing the player access to the desert; however, the Oasis is locked. On Fall 15, the Oasis is open in the morning but Sandy leaves to walk around the desert with Emily.


Sandy allows Mr. Qi to operate his casino behind her shop. It's clear they're not close, but she accepts his money and "looks the other way" with whatever he's doing back there. She also mentions that she's friends with Emily; during the first meeting with the player she mentions that Emily wrote to her about "the new farmer" in town.


Main article: Friendship
See also: List of All Gifts

You can give Sandy up to two gifts per week (plus one on her birthday), which will raise or lower her friendship with you. Gifts on her birthday (Fall 15) will have 8× effect and show a unique dialogue.
For loved or liked gifts, Sandy will say

“A birthday gift? That's very kind of you! I love it.”
“You remembered my birthday! Thank you. This is great!”

For neutral gifts, Sandy will say

“Oh, a birthday gift! Thank you.”

For disliked or hated gifts, Sandy will say

“Oh... It's for my birthday? ... Thanks.”


“Ooo! I absolutely love getting flowers from the valley. I'm so happy!”

Note that Sandy will say this even when given a loved gift that is not a flower.

Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Sandy Happy.png
Crocus A flower that can bloom in the winter. Foraging - Winter
Daffodil A traditional spring flower that makes a nice gift. Foraging - Spring
Mango Sticky Rice.png
Mango Sticky Rice Sweet mango and coconut transforms this rice into something very special. Cooking Mango.png Mango (1)Coconut.png Coconut (1)Rice.png Rice (1)
Sweet Pea.png
Sweet Pea A fragrant summer flower. Foraging - Summer


“This looks wonderful. Thanks so much!”
Image Name Description Source
Goat Milk.png
Goat Milk The milk of a goat. Goats
Large Goat Milk.png
Large Goat Milk A gallon of creamy goat's milk. Goats
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Foraging - The Mines
Wool Soft, fluffy wool. Sheep, Rabbits


“This is for me? Thank you!”
Image Name Description Source
Chanterelle A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor. Foraging - Fall
Common Mushroom.png
Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with good texture. Foraging - Fall
Dandelion Not the prettiest flower, but the leaves make a good salad. Foraging - Spring
Ginger This sharp, spicy root is said to increase vitality. Foraging - Ginger Island
Hazelnut That's one big hazelnut! Foraging - Fall
Large Milk.png
Large Milk A large jug of cow's milk. Cows
Leek A tasty relative of the onion. Foraging - Spring
Magma Cap.png
Magma Cap A very rare mushroom that lives next to pools of lava. Foraging - Volcano Dungeon
Milk A jug of cow's milk. Cows
Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Foraging - Spring
Purple Mushroom.png
Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. Foraging - The Mines
Snow Yam.png
Snow Yam This little yam was hiding beneath the snow. Foraging - Winter
Wild Horseradish.png
Wild Horseradish A spicy root found in the spring. Foraging - Spring
Winter Root.png
Winter Root A starchy tuber. Winter

*Note that Dinosaur Eggs are considered Artifacts and not Eggs for gifting purposes.


“Oh... Um. Thanks.”
Image Name Description Source
Sandy Concerned.png


“*sniff* ...what is it?”
Image Name Description Source
Sandy Concerned.png
Holly The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration. Foraging - Winter

Heart Events


At any friendship level greater than zero friendship points, you may receive a gift in the mail from Sandy. The chance of receiving a gift in the mail increases as your friendship with Sandy increases.

Item Description
Cactus Fruit.png Cactus FruitCoconut.png CoconutTom Kha Soup.png Tom Kha Soup Greetings from Calico Desert!

Come visit me soon, I'm really bored out here :(. I've included a gift from the desert. You can come and thank me in person!


Seven Hearts

Seven Hearts.png

After reaching seven hearts with Sandy, she will send you a recipe in the mail.

Image Recipe Description
Tom Kha Soup.png
Recipe Overlay.png
Tom Kha Soup Dear (Name),

I was so bored out here in the desert that I wrote you a letter. There's a recipe for a delicious soup enclosed. Come visit me soon!



First Meeting

“A... customer?

Hi! Welcome to 'Sandy's Oasis'! Hey, you look just like the new farmer that Emily wrote to me about! Then... the bus line to Stardew Valley is back in service! Oh, I'm so happy!”


“Hello hello, sweetie! I'm so glad that the bus is back in service. It was starting to get lonely out here. ...I almost went out of business. Hey, but now you're here to buy a whole bunch of seeds... right, sweetie?”
“You can find coconuts and cactus fruits outside. Feel free to take as many as you can find. They're oooh-yummy, too. Heeee!”
“Why hello there! If you see my friend Emily in town, could you tell her I said 'Hi'? Thanks!”
“That shady-looking guy in the back? I'm not supposed to talk about it. Anyway... what's the weather like in the valley?”
“You wouldn't have much luck farming out here, honey. Well, unless you were a cactus farmer.”
“Hi! Welcome to Sandy's Oasis, the number one destination in Calico Desert!

*whisper* Did I sound professional? Make sure to check out our seasonal seed selection. You look really thirsty. Here, have a taste of this ice cold milk. [gifts Player milk] Tasty, huh?”

“It's always sunny here, even in winter! Actually, it's a little hot for my tastes... my delicate skin burns quickly in the sun.”

4+ Hearts

“Hey... I think I can trust you. You can keep a secret, right? *whisper* That guy in the back... it's some kind of exclusive club. I've never been inside myself, but they pay me a generous monthly rent so I don't ask any questions. SOOOOoo! How's that Stardew Valley weather right now?”
“My name's not really Sandy, you know. It's just good for business. But everyone calls me Sandy anyway, so I've just gotten used to it.”

8+ Hearts

“Isn't it expensive, coming to the desert so often like you do? You must really like to see me, huh? Hmmm...”
“Hi there, honey. Yep, it's just me, alone in this big old shop. Hmmm... Well, except for that creepy guy in the back. But he never moves a muscle, so I often forget about him.”

10 Hearts

“Hey, it's [Player]! I'm glad to see you, kid. I was starting to think you'd never come back!

If I didn't have this shop to run I'd come back to the valley with you for a day or two... just you and me on the old farm. You'll just have to visit me more often so I don't get depressed.”

“Hi!~ Stay as long as you like. The air conditioning sure feels nice, doesn't it?”

After you receive "club card" and get rid of bouncer

“What happened? You're a club member?!”


Warning: Spoilers

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  • As stated at the top of the page, Sandy is not her real name. The game never discloses what her real name is.
  • Sandy may randomly request items at the Help Wanted board outside Pierre's General Store. The monetary reward may be less than the cost of a bus ticket to the Desert.
  • Sandy occasionally says "You look really thirsty. Here, have a taste of this ice cold milk." and gives the player Milk when talked to.
  • Sandy may attend movies with Emily.


  • 1.3: Letters from Sandy use a new white lined stationery, which is unique to her.