This article is about Carter, a character from Friends of Mineral Town. You may be looking for Carter as he appears in Back to Nature. This is not to be confused with Carter, an archeologist in the Harvest Moon series.
Carter is a character in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.

Carter is Mineral Town's pastor, and works at the Church. The Church is open every day, and Father Carter is a kind man who is devoted to his beliefs.[2] He is friends with many villagers, and helps those who are seeking the help, like Cliff. He watches over Stu and May when they come to play at the church.

If you befriend Carter, you may get a recipe for Strawberry Milk, and the door to church's backyard will be unlocked.[3] He gives confession every Monday and Wednesday, and during rainy days as well. Confessions starts at 1 PM and ends at 4 PM.


Everyday (except Monday, Wednesday), Sunny
6am - 9am Graveyard of Church
9am - 1pm The Church
1pm - 4pm Outside of the Church
4pm - 10pm The Church
10pm - 6am Locked inside the Church
Everyday (except Monday, Wednesday), Rain/Snow
6am - 9am Graveyard of Church
9am - 1pm The Church
1pm - 4pm Church Confessional
4pm - 10pm The Church
10pm - 6am Locked inside the Church
Mondays, Wednesdays
6am - 9am Graveyard of the Church
9am - 1pm The Church
1pm - 4pm  Church Confessional
4pm - 10pm The Church
10pm - 6am Locked inside the Church


Gift Preferences
Loved Baked Corn, Anything with Buckwheat, Cheese (S), Curry Powder, Eggs (S), Fish (All), Fish Sticks, Flour, Mayonnaise (S), Milk (S), Message Bottle, Oil, Stew, Rice Cakes, Wine
Liked Apples, Cake, Chirashi Sushi, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cookies, Cookies, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Peppers, HMSGB Apples, Honey, Hot Milk, Miso Soup, Pineapples, Pizza, Rice Balls, SUGDW Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes
Neutral Apple Pie, Bamboo, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Blue Magic Flowers, Branches, Bread, Cheese Cake, Chocolate, Curry Rice, Grapes, Grilled Fish, Ice Cream, Moon Drop Flowers, Mushrooms, Noodles, Omelets, Pink Cat Flowers, Pudding, Red Magic Flowers, Relaxation Tea, Salad, Sandwiches, Sashimi, Spring Suns, Summer Suns, Sushi, Tea Leaves, Toy Flowers, Truffles, Yarn (S)

Black Grass, Blue Grass, Bodigizer, Green Grass, Indigo Grass, Muffin Mix, Orange Grass, Purple Grass, Red Grass, Turbojolt, White Grass, Yellow Grass

Disliked Adamantite, Agate, Amethysts, Ancient Fossils, Animal Fodder, Chicken Feed, Copper Ore, Emeralds, Empty Cans, Fish Scales, Fluorite, Gold Ore, Golden Lumber, Junk Ore, Moon Stones, Mystrile Ore, Old Boots, Orichalc, Peridot, Pirate Treasure, Poisonous Mushrooms, Rubies, Sand Roses, Silver Ore, Stones, Topaz, Weeds, Wool (M)


Customers For Kai

The event starts when your character walks into Kai's restaurant between 5-7 PM.[6] Triggering this event will cause the day to end.

Kai greets you and mentions that he doesn't have any customers, as usual. Suddenly Popuri calls and walks into the restaurant, excited, telling Kai that she brought customers for him. He's excited as he sees the first few customers come in (Carter, Harris, and Barley). Popuri then states that there's more outside as Thomas and Gourmet come in. Kai's happy that he has customers but is worried that it's going to be too difficult to cook for them all. He asks the player to help and you agree. The scene rolls on showing you, Kai, and Popuri scrambling around the restaurant trying to serve as many customers as possible.

After all the customers have been served, your character, Kai, and Popuri are alone in his restaurant once more. Kai is clearly tired after working so hard after serving all of those customers. He tells Popuri that he's grateful for the customers, but she brought too many! Popuri apologizes for overdoing it and Kai admits that he might be glad that he actually has such few customers. He thanks your character and you go home.

Carter's Delivery

If you are friends with Carter, enter the Church on a Wednesday evening[7], and Carter will greet you, then excitedly tell you he thought he heard a voice while he was in the Confession room, but he wasn't sure if he was dreaming or not.

Shortly after, Zack will arrive and announce that he has finally found the "thing" that Carter was looking for. This will excite Carter even more, and he will be convinced that he was not dreaming earlier.

Carter's Secret

If you are friends with Carter, you may enter the Church on a Wednesday during the Fall season and trigger this event.[8] In the cutscene, your character will notice that the Church is empty, and that the back door next to the organ is unlocked. Carter will then see you, and explain that he has a fondness for mushrooms, and he grows them behind the Church.

After you see this event, the door will be unlocked to you always, and you can collect the mushrooms back there. You do not have to see this event to be able to open the door; if your friendship level with Carter is high enough, you will be able to open the door anyway.[9]


New Year's Festival, Cooking Festival, Cow Festival, Music Festival, Harvest Festival, Fall Horse Race, Year End Noodles[10]


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