The season is not here yet, but thanks to the return CSA members we are able to have our seeds and supplies purchased early and the seeds have already been coming in. We are very happy that our farm does not need large loans like before we started the CSA offers.
The CSA membership money is treated like a loan, funds that are payed early goes to the coming year's inputs. But , I will say if you are a new farmer do not rely on CSAs entirely, be diversified for a few years until you work out the kinks and see if it is for you.
2013 was a good year for the most part--we decided that because works are hard to find and rarely stay we will adjust our farm so if no workers are around the work will still get done. Though employees and interns would be nice--they will not be relied on.