Anarchy in a Jar

The Revolution starts in your mouth


Laena McCarthy


Preserves and mustards


Small batch, 100% hand-crafted


Brooklyn, NY

Laena McCarthy has a long history with preserves. She grew up in the Hudson Valley making preserves with her family and later traveled the world learning about the healing powers of different preserved foods. This exploration led her to discover her passion for plant-based condiments and in 2009, she founded Anarchy in a Jar. She first began cooking in borrowed restaurant kitchens in the middle of the night and her business began to grow.

Today, Laena works to meld old world methods with modern innovation, bringing new light to herbalism through delicious preserves. Fresh, simple ingredients are the key to a superior product, so Laena sources ingredients locally from Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. Anarchy in a Jar products are currently available exclusively at Local Roots, and we are so proud to be long-time supporters of our friend Laena and her team.

Hot Fireman’s Pear Jam (Add-On)

from $12.00 per weekly harvest

Warm + woodsy; like autumn in New England. Mildly spicy with a slow heat that grows and warms the tongue as you eat it. Fall in love with this jam on a grilled cheese with sharp cheddar.

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