August Special for New Metropolitans

In August, METROPOLE is partnering with Viennese startup markta to offer our new subscribers a special opportunity to try out local Austrian farmers’ products for free.

We all know the benefits of choosing locally sourced food: Seasonal vegetables, milk from the local farm or bread from the family bakery next door not only taste great, but also have less of an impact on the environment. Sounds great – but you almost never get these products at your supermarket.

Living a dynamic life in the big city puts a damper on jaunts to the countryside for cheese. Most of us hardly find time to go grocery shopping, let alone stop by the farmers’ market. Being new to Vienna makes it even harder: Where do you even begin?

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Metropolitans, we feel your pain. We love local food and live busy lives, too. This is how the idea of a partnership with markta, an online farmers’ market, was born.

Markta is an Austrian startup that aims to solve this problem and bring food from local small producers and farmers closer to busy citizens living in the Austrian capital. The idea is simple – order food from Austrian regional farmers via the markta website and pick it up 24/7 at a conveniently located station in the city center. They offer a wide range of products, from vegetables to wine and diverse varieties of cheese in the online shop.

This August, METROPOLE has a special offer for new subscribers. Everyone who orders a METROPOLE Print & Digital subscription by August 31 gets a GIFT BOX from markta, as well as our current issue, “High Stakes”, for free!

We worked with markta to carefully select products for the gift box:

  • Handmade baguette from Lower Austria
  • Fresh tomatoes from Vienna
  • Creamy goat cheese from Lower Austria
  • A bottle of wine from Burgenland
  • And, of course, something to read – the current issue of METROPOLE

Our mission here at Metropole is to give people everything they need to get the most out of Vienna. We think food is part of that: It is, literally, a staple. And knowing and appreciating local food brings people one a step closer to living and understanding the local culture. Regional food not only tastes great, it also makes our lives better – it’s good for health (because it’s natural), good for nature (reduced CO2 footprints) and good for our society (supporting local farmers).




But what about current subscribers? We’ve got you covered: markta offers -10% discount on your first order when you use the keyword metropole2019 throughout the month of August.

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Disclaimer: The offer is eligible for all orders of Print&Digital Subscription – 1 year, made between 01 and 31 of August via our website. Further details on the box contents and pick-up options will be provided to subscribers per email. Should you have any questions/ comments/ suggestions please contact


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