"It is believed that cider has been made here since 13th Century. The farm is in the right location for a traditional Cornish cider farm. It is near the banks of the Fowey and Polruan Creek, the next major valley along from the Tamar. The link between these valleys and the possibility of export to London or for ships crews was probably a key part of the Cornish Cider tradition".
(extract from In Search of Cider)
We have three local orchards at Haye, St Cadix and South Lerryn and the selection of apple varieties is amazing. James Evans and Mary Martin have been helping to identify over 40 different varieties of mixed dessert, cooking and cider apples including many local and one or two unique to the farm such as the
Haye Farm Special.
In recent years we have been expanding the orchards and planting more traditional, mainly Cornish, varieties including Bens Red, Captain Broad, Colleget Pippin, Dufflin, Haye Farm Special, Hockings Green, Lord of the Isles, Tregonna King and Cornish Aromatic.
Of course the cider is only part of the story and Nigel and Alix run a successful flock of sheep and herd of cattle on the farm.