Brookbound Farm

Burnt Hills, NY

The Van Vorst family has farmed just south of Saratoga Springs for more than 200 years. “You don’t see that too often, but we don’t shout about it all the time,” says Andrew Van Vorst, who now runs the farm with his daughter, Emma, the tenth generation. “To know they endured all the hardships through the years but kept at it, that makes you want to keep going.” Andrew never really considered doing anything else, although he did spend a couple years away from the home farm working in Australia, where he met his wife. They didn’t expect their only child to become a farmer. “She surprised us that she wanted to go into agriculture,” her dad says.

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