There are many different definitions of what Community Supported Agriculture is and it basically comes down to a way for a consumer to purchase local, seasonal produce from a farmer in their community. The farmer provides weekly "shares" of a variety of produce to each shareholder. The share contents vary throughout the growing season as an everchanging variety of produce is available. In most cases, the CSA member prepays for the full season, enabling the farmer to plan for the season, purchase seeds, repair/replace equipment, etc. The CSA member shares in the excitement & risk that is growing vegetables; there can be good growing years for everything, bad years for cucumbers, great years for tomatoes, we never know what mother nature, nasty pests & diseases, & other factors are going to bring.