Who are we? A Laena launched Anarchy in a Jar in 2009, embracing a revived demand for fresh, local, creative food. With help from her team of tasters, fellow food makers and fans, she grew the business into a naturally preserved food and plant-based skincare powerhouse, where she stirs her eclectic experience and passion for food and wellness into elixirs of the jar.
Want to make your own Anarchy in a Jar? Laena is continually learning and growing her knowledge of plants, nutrition, and the human body. She teaches classes and workshops, sharing her passion for natural living, eating, and using herbs and whole foods. Her classes, cookbooks, and manuals are structured to help people learn to preserve their own food and take charge of their health, diet. and bodies.
The revolution starts in you.
All our products are cooked by hand and all natural, made primarily with fruit and herbs from local and small farms in the Hudson Valley.
We combine pure plant-based fruit, seeds, oils, and vinegars with healing herbs + spices. All our products are good for you, made of whole, real ingredients that are exhaustively sourced.
That's it, no junk. Our methods combine old world techniques with modern finesse, bringing innovation to the tradition of preservation and wellness.
Our jam is just sweet enough to be jam, but slightly savory and fruit-forward, so they can be eaten with yogurt and toast, but also cheese and charcuterie. Our mustard is made in the old European style, with whole seeds lightly ground and brined in apple cider vinegar, herbs and spices. It's all natural and really good for you. The revolution starts in your mouth.
real food, made by real people
IT'S NOT complicated.
we make all natural, delicious condiments with just a few, exceptional ingredients.
IT'S A SIMPLE way of eating.
Low sugar, high fiber, full of real fruit, seeds, spices, and herbs.
IT'S MADE WITH REAL STUFF.
OUR PRODUCTS ARE 100% PLANT BASED. OUR PROCESS IS 100% TRANSPARENT.
WE ONLY USE REAL, NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT ARE CERTIFIED ORGANIC OR SOURCED FROM LOCAL FAMILY FARMS.
WE SHARE OUR PROCESS THROUGH COMMUNITY CLASSES + WORKSHOPS.
We get told all the time what we should and shouldn't eat. but the truth is eating whole plant-based, natural, unprocessed food that tastes awesome is a good place to start with.
We make radical jam, chutney, & mustard
Check out our awesome flavors.