Exploring Joshua Tree for our Round Trip feature we discovered Wonder Valley's OIL SHOP at The Station – a one-time gas station that's now one of the most awesome gift shops we've been to. Once we got to know Wonder Valley owners Alison and Jay Carroll, we fell in love with the incredible olive oil and skincare products they produce with care and attention to detail.
Wonder Valley Olive Oil elevates any meal through its bright, herbaceous, peppery flavor and delivers a delicious dose of polyphenols, the powerful antioxidant associated with longevity of life. Their 2018 harvest oil is a blend of Leccino, Frantoio, Maurino, Pendolino and Coratino olives picked from the groves in Lake County, CA and certified Extra Virgin grade by the California Olive Oil Council. The olives are hand-picked young, yielding a greener oil, longer shelf life, and higher concentration of polyphenols. For Wonder Valley, olive oil is the true Fountain of Youth.
375 ML bottle. Best used within 18 months of harvest. Harvested November 2018.
All photos by Justin Chung for Faculty Department: @justinchung