Anarchy in a Jar
Growing: Their jams are cooked by hand and all natural, made primarily with produce from local and small farms.
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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. 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.
To Anarchy in a Jar, anarchy means “freedom from food tyranny.” Their combination of old world techniques with seasonal and exotic flavor combinations, offers just that.