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?

BROOKLYN

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

MANHATTAN

>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

ELSEWHERE

//BEACON//
>The Hop: Craft Beer & Artisanal Fare
//KINGSTON//
>Fleisher's Market
//LONG ISLAND, NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT//
>Whole Foods Market
//SAN FRANCISCO//
>Avedano's
>Heath Ceramics
//CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS//
>Central Bottle Wine & Provisions
//PHILADELPHIA//
>Di Bruno Bros
> Fede Pasta
//DC//
>Gone Native Foods
>BakeHouse
>Little Red Fox
//PORTLAND, MAINE//
> Browne Trading Company
//FLORIDA//
>Datz Deli

ONLINE

>Provisions by Food52
>Bespoke Post
>Murray's Cheese
>Forager's City Grocer
> Mouth
>Farm To People
>Tapiture
>With Love, From Brooklyn
>Little Island Kitchen
>Fresh From the Farm

Local Fruit Farms

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

>THOMPSON-FINCH FARMS
Beautiful, organic strawberries and raspberries.
//Ancram, NY
>GARDEN OF EVE
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
>FISHKILL FARMS
Apples, peaches, cherries!
//Hopewell Junction, NY
>HANDSOME BROOK FARM
Raspberries and tomatoes.
//Franklin, NY
> FIX BROTHERS FRUIT
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.

WHEN TO PICK IT
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

About

Anarchy in a Jar makes over fourteen varieties of shelf-stable jam, jelly, marmalade, and mustard at our certified facility in Brooklyn, New York. The jams are cooked by hand and all natural, made primarily with produce from local and small farms. We add just enough sugar to preserve the fruit and enhance its natural flavor, combining pure fruit with botanical herbs + spices. Our methods combine old world techniques with modern finesse, bringing innovation to the tradition of jam making.

Founder and CEO Laena McCarthy grew up making traditional jams with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley, and after a career in science and academia decided to make her passion for jamming into a business. Laena ended up back in New York City at an opportune time, when there is a revived demand for fresh, local, creative food. With help from her team of tasters, fellow food makers and jam fans, she stirs her eclectic experience into the elixirs of the jar.

You can find the jams at many grocery stores and cheese shops throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, online, and in select cities nationwide at Anthropologie.

Anarchy in a Jar has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Times T Style Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show, Bust magazine, New York magazine, Tasting Table, Serious Eats, Time Out New York, and Edible Brooklyn & Manhattan.

Get your jam on.