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Anarchy in a Jar

Laena McCarthy by Zack DeZon

Anarchy in a Jar makes shelf-stable jam, jelly, marmalade, chutney and pickled fruit at their facility in Brooklyn, New York. The jams are cooked by hand and all natural, mostly made with produce from local farmers. They add just enough sugar to preserve the fruit and enhance its flavor, and their methods combine old world techniques with modern finesse, bringing innovation to the tradition of jam making. Each batch is unique and made with love.

Founder and CEO 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.

Get your jam on.