Welcome to Anarchy in a Jar

Jam, chutney, marmalade + mustard made in Brooklyn, New York.

handcrafted // all natural // urban

Anarchy is freedom from food tyranny.

Find Us

We get around. Where are we selling jam now?


Fort Greene & Clinton Hill
>Greene Grape Provisions
>Brooklyn Victory Garden
>Brooklyn Larder
Ditmas Park
>Bedford Cheese Shop
Campbell's Cheese
Carroll Gardens
>Court Street Grocers
>Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
>By Brooklyn
>Gourmet Fresh
Crown Heights
>Eastern District
>Forager's Market
Park Slope
>Fleisher's Market
>Blue Apron
>Whole Foods Market


>Whole Foods, all NYC locations LES Bowery, UWS, Union Square, Tribeca, Chelsea, Columbus Circle
>Murray's Cheese in the West Village & Grand Central Terminal
>Lucy's Whey in Chelsea Market
>Nolita Mart in Chinatown
>Blue Ribbon Bakery in the West Village
>Dickson's Farmstead Meats in Chelsea Market
>Forager's Market in Chelsea
>Beecher's Handmade Cheese in Union Square
>Bedford Cheese Shop in Gramercy
>New-York Historical Society Museum Store in Upper West Side


>The Hop: Craft Beer & Artisanal Fare
>Fleisher's Market
>Whole Foods Market
>Heath Ceramics
>Central Bottle Wine & Provisions
>Di Bruno Bros
> Fede Pasta
>Gone Native Foods
>Little Red Fox
> Browne Trading Company
>Datz Deli


> Mouth
> Good Eggs
>Provisions by Food52
>Murray's Cheese
>Forager's City Grocer
>Farm To People
>Fresh From the Farm

Local Fruit Farms

Our favorite organic/low-spray, pick-your-own fruit farms in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

Beautiful, organic strawberries and raspberries.
//Ancram, NY
Vegetables, fruits and flowers. Pick-your-own and farmstand. They also have a stand at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Farmer’s Market.
//North Fork, Long Island
Apples, peaches, cherries!
//Hopewell Junction, NY
Raspberries and tomatoes.
//Franklin, NY
Cherries (sweet, sour or black), peaches and apples; plus a beautiful spot overlooking the Hudson River.
// Hudson, NY

*growing organic fruit in the NE is very hard, and therefore there are very few farms that do it, hence the inclusion of low-spray. We like supporting our local small farms, and encouraging them to keep growing delicious and creative fruit.

Tart Cherries: July 1-July 25
Blueberries: July 15-August 25
Summer Raspberries: July 15-August 15
Apples: Mid-July-Late October
Fall Raspberries: Sept 3-Oct 31 (or hard freeze)

Quotes from Anarchy Eaters

"Tumultuously tasty." ~Edible Brooklyn

"extraordinary preserves." ~Julia Moskin, New York Times

"In Laena McCarthy's hands, chaos is sweet." ~Tasting Table

"exceptional Strawberry Balsamic Jam." ~Cool Hunting

"a delicious and quirky play at locavorianism." ~MadeMan

"The first bite was so good, saliva literally sprayed out of my mouth." ~Halle

"Nom Nom." ~Holly

"It's amore!" ~pseudo-Italian guy

"Totally rad." ~jam loving hipster

"I've been dreaming about your jam." ~ Caroline

"Nothing compares to you." ~JB

How to Jam #1: Hot Pepper Jelly & Grilled Cheese

In our How to Jam series we’re asking people how they like to eat our jam and sharing their wacky creations with you here.

Today’s How to Jam #1: Hot Pepper Jelly & Grilled Cheese

Today I made a gloomy day grilled cheese. The weather in NYC sucks: cold, windy, damp. I thought a great cure would be a cheerful, spicy, cheesy grilled cheese sammie! I was right.

I toasted some organic sandwich bread, smeared a nice thick layer of our “I Eat Brooklyn Hot Pepper Jelly” on one side, rubbed a hunk of garlic on the other, added some super sharp chedder and grilled it on the stove until it was melty and toasty. So good. The pepper jelly adds just the right bite of sweet and spicy to the cheesy goodness. This may be my new addiction.

Let us know how you jam!

Pump the jam, pump it.

2 comments to How to Jam #1: Hot Pepper Jelly & Grilled Cheese

  • We missed out on NYC’s cold grey day; central NY was sunshine without heat (but at least we stayed dry!) I decided to celebrate a last day of grilling by using some of my Italian prune-plum jam to baste a pork steak on both sides and grilled it along with a spaghetti squash. Dressed the shredded squash with butter and thyme and served the plum-glazed pork on top. Jam on!

  • […] a tasting party, put out a cheese plate with jam pairings, crackers, and wine 45. How about a grilled cheese with hot pepper jelly? 46. Combine hot pepper jelly with a bit of mayo and horseradish for a […]

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