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


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

Get Your Beer on at Food 52

It’s beer time on the awesome website and online food mecca, Food 52. Our Beer Mustard and Beer Jelly are part of the fun party, check it out!

Jam + Mustard for Sale on Tapiture

Tapiture is a cool website and now they’ve got the jamz: http://shop.tapiture.com/collections/anarchy-in-a-jar

It’s interesting to see how sites such as Tapiture evolve our idea of a website; interaction, discovery, buying cool stuff. And massive content. It feels positively urban to tool around on the site.

this is how it feels



Jam is delicious all year round, but it’s especially nice stuffed in a stocking or served with cheese and holiday feasts.

Here’s a few of our favorite spots to score some:

Bedford Cheese Shop in Williamsburg

Greene Grape Provisions in Fort Greene

Eastern District in Greenpoint

By Brooklyn in Carroll Gardens

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in [...]

Umami Shiso Fine Mustard

Say it out loud and it’s pretty funny: “umami shiso fine”. Say it with a little swagger, maybe a slight Puerto Rican or Dominican accent.

Our newest invention in the Anarchy kitchens is UMAMI SHISO FINE MUSTARD, and it’s just what it sounds like: umami + shiso. How do we make it? We take mustard [...]

Mustard + Ketchup now available at Whole Foods

It’s true, we cheated on jam with ketchup and mustard. It started as a simple tryst and ended with a full-blown affair. The mustard will soon be available at most of the stores where we sell the jam, and the ketchup is exclusive to whole foods.They are available at all the Northeast stores in New [...]

Taste of New York at New-York Historical Society

A Taste of New-York History Launch Event

A Meet-the-Maker Artisan Marketplace Sunday, MAY 5, Noon to 4:00 p.m. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, N.Y.C. Free! RSVP to taste@nyhistory.org Visit www.nyhistory.org/taste for more information

The market will feature multiple vendors, offering visitors a place to meet and mingle with the incredibly talented artisan food [...]

New Flavor Alert: Fig + Onion Jam

Winter is so boring, especially for fruit nerds like us. But we fought the blues by creating a new flavor, Fig + Onion Jam, and we think you’re going to like it. Laena is a big fan of savory + sweet condiments, ones that can flirt with cheese but stand on their own too. [...]

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 [...]

Holiday Markets 2012

It’s that time of the year again. Time to eat well, get cozy, spend time with friends and family, and give the gift of jam. Jam makes an awesome hostess gift and is pretty exciting when pulled from a stocking on Christmas morning. You can find the jam at your favorite grocery or cheese shop, [...]

Jams at Anthropologie

The jams got a little bored just being in New York and the tri-state, so they’ve packed their bags and made their way to select Anthropologie stores nationwide, and online. Check out their new “pantry” section, it’s a pretty awesome selection of tasty goods (and yes, many items are from our Brooklyn gang of makers).