Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relatively young movement in Austria. The first CSA was established in 2011. To date around 20 initiatives are operating in Austria. The principle of CSA is to distribute the risk of agriculture among everyone involved, i.e. consumers and producers. Thus, poor harvest does not result in decreased income for the producers. This thesis focuses on the issue of meeting the ideal of covering all costs for the production and the practiced solidarity of the consumers. In addition, legal questions that might arise are presented. By means of a survey, data on general information and economic aspects of 14 CSAs in Austria was collected. Furthermore, interviews were conducted with six of those 14 CSA initiatives to get a deeper understanding of e.g. wage for the producers, and the consumers solidarity. The results show, that most producers do not receive an adequate wage. Even if records for revenue and expenses exist, real costs are not always met by the contributions of the consumers. E.g. implicit costs for rent of land should be included in the expenses, which is not always the case. Therefore, it is assumed that self-exploitation is present in Austria, as was highlighted in the literature on CSA in other countries. Solidarity of consumers is present and only few are expected to leave the CSA after a bad harvest. Concerning the legal area, Austrian law is not yet considering this new form of consumer participation. Consequently, some CSA initiatives might be operating in a grey area when it comes to labour law or company law. In conclusion, it would be desirable for producers to include a fair wage for themselves in their calculations. Keeping records and presenting them to the consumers may be a good way to argue for a raise of the yearly contribution of the consumers. Moreover, lawmakers and advocacy groups are asked to provide clear legislation and guidelines for producers.