This article is about Karen a character from Back to Nature. You may be looking for Karen in her other appearances throughout the series.

Karen is a bachelorette in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature.

She is a down-to-earth girl, who lives with her parents Jeff and Sasha, at the Supermarket. She has a serious outlook on most things, and is very assertive (sometimes aggressive) in her relationships. Rick, who lives and works at the Poultry Farm, has been her closest friend since childhood.

Karen loves wine and being at the beach.


Monday - Saturday (Sunny)
6:00am - 8:00am Supermarket (closed)
8:00am - 10:30am Supermarket (outside)
10:30am - 1:00pm Supermarket (private room)
1:00pm - 4:00pm Supermarket
4:00pm - 7:00pm Supermarket (private room)
7:30pm - 10:00pm Mineral Beach
10:50pm - 12:00am Supermarket (closed)
Monday - Saturday (Raining)
6:00am - 8:00am Supermarket (closed)
8:00am - 12:00am Supermarket
Tuesday (Sunny)
6:00am - 8:00am Supermarket (closed)
8:00am - 10:30am Supermarket (outside)
10:30am - 1:00pm Supermarket
2:00pm - 4:00pm Hot Springs
5:00pm - 7:00pm Supermarket
8:00pm - 10:00pm The Inn
10:30pm - 12:00am Supermarket (closed)
Tuesday (Raining)
6:00am - 1:00pm Supermarket
2:00pm - 4:00pm Woodcutter's House
5:00pm - 7:00pm Supermarket
8:00pm - 10:00pm The Inn
10:30pm - 12:00am Supermarket (closed)
Sunday (Any Weather)
6:00am - 7:00pm Supermarket
8:00pm - 10:00pm The Inn
10:30pm - 12:00am Supermarket (closed)


Gift Preferences
Loved Fries, Pizza, Popcorn, Sashimi, Truffle, Wine
Liked Blue Magic Red Flower, Butter, Cheese Fondue, Cheese, Corn, Cucumber, Egg, Eggplant, Golden Egg, Green Pepper, Greens, Jewelry, Mayonnaise, Miso Soup, Moondrop Flower, Orange Cup Fruit, Pickled Turnips, Pickles, Happy Eggplant, Pink Cat Flower, Potato, Pumpkin, Red Magic Red Flower, Salad, Scrambled Eggs, Spa-Boiled Egg, Spinach, Stir Fry, Sweet Potato, Toy Flower
Neutral Bamboo Rice, Bamboo Shoot, Boiled Egg, Bread, Cabbage, Carrot, Chirashi Sushi, Curry Noodles, Curry Powder, Curry, Dinner Roll, Fish, Flour, Food Fiasco, Fried Noodles, Fried Rice, Fruit Juice, Grilled Fish, Hot Milk, Ketchup, Milk, Mixed Juice, Mushroom Rice, Mushroom, Noodles, Oil, Omelet, Onion, Pineapple, Relaxation Tea Leaves, Rice Ball, Rice Omelet, Sandwich, Stew, Strawberry, Sushi, Tempura Noodles, Tempura, Tomato Juice, Tomato, Truffle Rice, Turnip, Vegetable Juice, Veggie Latte, Veggie Pancake, Wild Grape, Wool, Yarn Ball
Disliked Apple, Bandage, Blue Grass, Bodigizer XL, Bodigizer, Copper Ore, Dead Weeds, Fruit Latte, Gold Ore, Grape Jam, Grape Juice, Green Grass, Honey, Jam Bun, Ketchup Recipe, Mixed Latte, Mystrile, Orichalcum, Raisin Bread, Red Grass, Relaxation Tea, Roasted Potatoes, Silver Ore, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Milk, SUGDW Apple, Turbojolt XL, Turbojolt, Weeds
Hated Adamantite, Apple Jam, Apple Pie, Branch, Cake, Cheesecake, Chicken Feed, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate, Cookie, Empty Can, Fish Food, Fodder, Fries Recipe, Ice Cream, Lumber, Poisonous Mushroom, Pumpkin Pudding, Stone, Sweet Potato (dish), Winter Branch, Winter Lumber, Winter Stone

Heart Events

Black Heart Event

This event will be triggered the first time you visit the Supermarket in Year 1. This event is all about Duke's tab. He will ask you something. If you say that "You should pay" Karen will appear and stop Duke, demanding payment from him. She will then introduce herself and you will gain +5000 heart points with her.

Purple Heart Event

This event occurs the Goddess' waterfall area. She will ask you if you're having problems. Answer "Love life" and then Karen will have +5000 heart points.

Blue Heart Event

One day in Spring, Karen will visit the Farm to give the player a bag of Moondrop seeds. After the flowers grow, Karen will visit you again. She will compliment you on the flowers you grew and gain +5000 affection. This event will not occur after the 23rd day of Spring as the flowers will not have enough time to grow. In addition, Karen will not visit you on festival days.

Rival Events[4]

Childhood Memories

Trigger: First time you visit the church area 11:50 AM on Spring 2, Year 1.[5]

Rick and Karen discuss about past memories then walk into the forest.

Rick the Cad

How to trigger: Visit Chicken Lil's at 3:10 PM on Spring 2, Year 1.[6]

Rick and Karen discuss why Popuri is always mad towards Rick, then they also talk about Kai. It ends up with Karen calling Rick a Cad and walking away.

Lillia's Ungrateful Children

Trigger: Visit Chicken Lil's at 11:00 AM on Spring 6, Year 2.[7]

Karen goes to Chicken Lil's looking for Rick and talks to Lillia a bit, Lillia wishes Karen would be her daughter since she cares about her and says that if Karen married Rick she would automatically become her daughter; Karen then suggests Lillia head back inside.

Karen's parents fight

Trigger: Visit the Supermarket (Spring 6 at 4:00 PM, Year 2)[8]

Rick asks Karen what's wrong. Karen says her parents are fighting again, and she's outside not because of the fight; she doesn't want to watch them kiss and make up. Rick says his parents are the same, then invites her over to his place until her parents finished fighting. Karen agrees and they walk together.

Depressed Rick

Trigger: The protagonist must either be married to Popuri, or she must have left with Kai. Visit Chicken Lil's in Spring, Year 3.[9]

Mayor Thomas and Gotz are talking about Rick being depressed. Karen tells Rick he needs to get over Popuri so that she will help him with the Poultry Farm. Karen and Rick will get married 7 days later after this event.


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