White River State Park Advances Slow Food Movement

In Collaboration with Wishard Slow Food Garden and Duos Indy Mobile Kitchen’s Food Truck brings healthy lunch option to the Park each Thursday.


  • Visitors to White River State Park on Thursdays now have an opportunity to experience and taste the Slow Food Movement thanks to a newly formed collaboration between the Park and its Wishard Slow Food Garden and Duos Indy Mobile Kitchen.
  • Members of the media are invited to come learn more about the Slow Food Movement while sampling food* from the mobile kitchen of Duos Indy.
  • The Wishard Slow Food Garden at White River State Park (a partnership with Growing Places Indy and Slow Food Indy) is a 6,000-sq. ft. urban garden that supports education and engagement in urban gardening and healthful food, as well as provides produce for distribution through local farmers’ markets and eateries, now including Duos.
  • Adults and children visiting the Park each Thursday will be able to enjoy a healthy lunch with many local ingredients, some harvested directly from the Garden.


  • White River State Park at the Wishard Slow Food Garden – just north of the circle drive by the Visitors Center at 801 W. Washington St.


  • June 30 – Media availability and media tastings/sampling from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHO for media availability:

  • Bob Whitt, Executive Director, White River State Park Commission
  • Becky Hostetter, Owner/Chef, Duos Indy Mobile Kitchen/Food Truck
  • Laura Henderson, Founder/Director, Growing Places Indy and Director of the Garden
* FOOD samples for media served this Thursday June 30 2011 for media event:

  • Panzanella Salad(beautiful bread salad with veggies and basil…vegan)
  • Chicken Salad with Giardiniera and Artichoke Hearts on bed of greens
  • Grilled Portobello on open faced bread with Gorgonzola Butter and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette (vegan option)
  • Ligurian Green Vegetable Soup (vegan)
  • Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Bars


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