Anarchy in a Jar

The revolution starts in your mouth // Small-batch condiments made in Brooklyn

Our Jam Story

Laena grew up making jam with her mom in New York's Hudson Valley. In 2002, she began experimenting with creative flavor combinations. When she was 23 years old, she developed a unique cooking technique that preserved the flavors and texture of fresh fruit -- she told her jam fans it was so good,  it was like "anarchy in a jar". She founded the company in 2009, under the dogma of intense fruit flavor, lower sugar, cool flavors, creative ingredients, sustainable materials, and responsible sourcing. Anarchy in a Jar continues to produce jam, preserves, chutney and marmalade under the same mantra. Jam on.

Ask about our small-batch flavors. Here's what we make seasonally and upon request:

SPRING

  • Strawberry + Thai Basil
  • Rhubarb + Hibiscus

SUMMER

  • Peach + Lemon Verbena
  • Apricot + Thyme + Vanilla
  • Watermelon + Lemongrass

AUTUMN

  • Sugar Plum + Shiso + Ice Wine
  • Quince + Whiskey + Cranberry Chutney
  • Beer Butter

WINTER

  • Arnold Palmer Marmalade
  • Salted Caramel Apple Butter

 

Our Jam

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

Our best seller! Buttery + tart; aged balsamic, rich strawberry flavor.
EAT IT: on crusty sourdough or stirred into Greek yogurt
PAIR WITH CHEESE: chevre, ricotta, Valdeon
INGREDIENTS: Strawberries, organic sugar, aged balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, all natural pectin
Specs: 2 YEAR SHELF LIFE | 4oz SIZE | 12 p/ CASE | 7.5 lbs p/case | 120 case p/ pallet | UPC 608938262813 

Easy Like Sunday Morning Blueberry Preserves

If kids like it, it must be good! Sweet, tart wild blueberries, grade B maple syrup from New York.
EAT IT: ricotta pancakes, PB&J, almond butter and sourdough
PAIR WITH CHEESE: Cambozola, Morbier
INGREDIENTS: wild blueberries, organic sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, all natural pectin
Specs: 2 YEAR SHELF LIFE | 4oz SIZE | 12 p/ CASE | 7.5 lbs p/case | 120 case p/ pallet | UPC 608938262868 

Grapefruit & Smoked Salt Marmalade

Sweet, citrusy, tiny-bit bitter + salty; a "gateway" marmalade for the bitter-shy.
EAT IT: gin cocktails & chocolate
PAIR WITH CHEESE: Rogue River Blue, Humboldt Fog, Drunken Goat
INGREDIENTS: Grapefruits and zest, organic sugar, lemon juice, smoked salt, all natural pectin
Specs: 2 YEAR SHELF LIFE | 4oz SIZE | 12 p/ CASE | 7.5 lbs p/case | 120 case p/ pallet | UPC 608938262868

Hot Fireman's Pear Jam

Warm + woodsy; like autumn in New England. Mildly spicy with a slow heat.
EAT IT: grilled cheese with sharp cheddar.
PAIR WITH CHEESE: Cabot clothbound cheddar, La Tur, Vieille
INGREDIENTS: pears, organic sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, chipotle powder, all natural pectin
Specs: 2 YEAR SHELF LIFE | 4oz SIZE | 12 p/ CASE | 7.5 lbs p/case | 120 case p/ pallet | UPC 608938262868

Fig & Onion Jam

Sweet figs, caramelized onions, herbs and balsamic vinegar.
EAT IT: with cheese, pork or charcuterie
PAIR WITH CHEESE: Fiore Sardo, Pecorino Foglie de Noce
INGREDIENTS: Figs, apples, onions, organic sugar, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, orange zest, rosemary
Specs: 2 YEAR SHELF LIFE | 4oz SIZE | 12 p/ CASE | 7.5 lbs p/case | 120 case p/ pallet | UPC 028672299928