Before Grandpa died in his bed at the farm, he wrote a letter to his only grandson.
"Even though I've never met you, I can confidently guess that you are shambling through a soul-crushing existence in the big city. When you're ready to admit you're hardly living at all, come to Pelican Town and take over the farm."
"I came here myself around your age, having made the realization that the only right way to live is in close personal connection with your neighbors and the earth. I've had a happy life here and I hope you'll do the same, Yoba willing."
Stuffed into the envelope with the letter is the deed to the farm and a one-way bus ticket to Pelican Town in Stardew Valley, on the southern coast.