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

Classes

ABOUT THE CLASS:

Do you want to learn how to make jam? Do you want to get your jam on at the secret Anarchy in a Jar headquarters? Learn how to take advantage of local produce and make delicious homemade jam in this hands-on class taught in a cozy, professional jam kitchen.

You’ll learn the time-honored tools and tricks to preserve summer in a jar with Laena’s easy and unique methods. Each participant gets a jar of handmade jam to take home with them, along with recipes and tips to try at home. The class ends with a jam, cheese & wine/beer pairing and tasting.

Classes are for beginner’s, but folks with jam skills are welcome to join and learn some new tricks.

You will learn:

  • tips on sourcing fruit
  • cooking and preserving, while maximizing flavor
  • canning and processing jars for shelf-stable jam
  • tips for serving jam
  • enjoying your final product with cheese & wine/beer!

Private classes are also available in your own home or Laena’s jam facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Please email for more information: anarchyinajar@gmail.com.