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

Sun Gold Tomato Jam

A number of people have contacted the ladies of Anarchy in a Jar to let us know they’ve been making Sun Gold Tomato Jam from our cookbook. ‘Tis the season, and we’ve been making it too at Anarchy headquarters! I picked a bunch of sun gold tomatoes that had split with the rain this past weekend with my man at Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yards.

Right now is a great time to make this recipe, or anything with tomatoes, and I wanted to share some alternate variations for all of you out there wanting to try your hand at canning all those beautiful tomatoes overflowing in the gardens and farmer’s markets. The recipe in the cookbook is a no-sugar recipe that uses honey, but you can simply omit any sweetener if your tomatoes are naturally super sweet. Or you can use sugar if you like. If you’re using ugly weather-beaten tomatoes, you can put them through a foodmill or chinois strainer, removing the skins and seeds, but you may need to add some pectin if you want this to set correctly. You can add fresh herbs and spices as well — try some oregano and basil for a pizza jam!

This jam is great with cheese — I love it with a nice aged pecorino or a super fresh ricotta (there’s a fun and easy recipe for homemade ricotta in the cookbook too!). Or use it in a grilled panini with fresh basil and mozzarella.

1 comment to Sun Gold Tomato Jam

  • I like making tomato jam and canning tomatos. Not only do I feel satisfied, but there is just so much you can do with these jars of goodness. I liked your suggestion of adding oregano and basil for pizza jam. Fun!

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