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

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

The Manhattan Jam: Sour Cherry Preserves Recipe

Photo by Michael Harlan Turkell, from my cookbook “Jam On”

Because it’s cherry season, I’m posting one of my favorite recipes! Enjoy!

The Manhattan Jam // Sour Cherry Preserves A Manhattan cocktail in a jar! Sour cherries float in a red glow of rye whiskey, vermouth, orange and bitters

This recipe is an homage [...]

Anarchy in an Egg

Back when the company was in its infancy, Laena would moonlight in food competitions, using jam as an ingredient in everything from risotto to grilled cheese.

At this point, only a worthy benefit gets her back in the ring. The Anarchy in a Jar crew will be making deviled eggs at a fundraiser for Just [...]

Jammin’ Video with Girl Gift Gather

Laena had a super fun time jammin‘ with the ladies of Girl Gift Gather, a rad project you have to check out!

 

NEW Stinky Bklyn in Chelsea

The infamous team at Stinky Bklyn (and Jakewalk & Vine) has opened a sweet new cheese shop and wine store in Chelsea! And they’ve got the jams.

New Stinky Bklyn in Manhattan

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

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TIS’ THE SEASON TO JAM ON IT

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 [...]