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

DIY Gift How-To: Recycled Jam Jar Snow Globe

Or you can buy these rad ones on Etsy!

I love hearing the ways people reuse our jam jars — salad dressing shaker, shot glass, and spice storage are some of my favs. But the most fun, creative and splashy? Making snow globes. How awesome are snow globes? As a little girl, I used to endlessly flip my mom’s elaborate snow globes, watching the snow move around tiny alpine villages and castles, like glimpsing a shrunken and encapsulated world. I can’t profess to be an expert, but with modest craft skills and mostly recycled items, you can make very cool snow globes.



1. Cool tiny things to stick to your jar lid. Make sure they’re ceramic or plastic (they’ll be in water). Try art stores or flea markets or your local weird dollar store.

2. If you want to paint things inside or your lid, you’ll need oil-based enamel paint. For the rest, sandpaper, epoxy or waterproof glue such as Gorilla Glue, distilled water, glitter, and glycerin (available at drugstores, usually in the form of constipation cures or at craft supply stores).


1. Start with a jam jar and lid, and your figurines.

2. If you want to get pretty with it, you can paint the otherwise boring jar lid with an oil-based enamel paint. Then sand the inside of the lid so it’s rough and can handle the epoxy. With epoxy or waterproof glue like Gorilla Glue, adhere your figurines, rocks, shells or other doodads to the inside of the lid, and let the epoxy/glue dry.

3. Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water; add a little glitter or crushed Styrofoam  for snow and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter suspended (*note you can use baby oil or mineral oil instead of water + glycerin, but sometimes this makes the glitter clumpy, plus it’s expensive if you’re making more than one). Don’t go too crazy with the glitter, it can stick to the lid. Gently screw on the lid, taking care to not muss your figurines. Now flip the jar back and forth — let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

2 comments to DIY Gift How-To: Recycled Jam Jar Snow Globe

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  • Stacey


    I’m currently working on a children’s book for Kindergarten students and would love to use one your photos. It’s the row of snow globes on window sill. The photo would be printed so the digital file would need to be larger than the one on your blog.

    Please let me know if you are interested in helping with this project.

    Many thanks,

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