Anarchy in a Jar

Seasonal preserves, pickles and chutneys made from NYC rooftop-farmed ingredients

With Brooklyn’s artisanal, back-to-basics food movement well underway, it seemed only a matter of time before jams and jellies joined the flurry of small-batch chocolates, beers, pickled goods, and popsicles. But that’s as predictable as Anarchy in a Jar gets. Founded by self-proclaimed “Jamarchist” Laena McCarthy, Anarchy turns out seasonal selections of flavorful and eclectic jams, jellies, preserves and chutneys that—despite only consisting of a …

ChickenCribs

A user-friendly coop with a modern look for urban farmers

As urban agriculture takes off, the number of city-dwellers raising their own chickens is also on the upswing. Building and maintaining the coop often presents a significant obstacle to chicken rearing, but ChickenCribs solve this by handily gathering all the necessary materials for a small, space-efficient chicken living space in an easy-to-assemble kit. The brainchild of California-based landscape architect Andreas Stavropoulos, he ame up with …

FreshDirect Local

Farm fresh foods delivered to NYC doors within 48 hours of picking

Starting today, it’s easier than ever for New Yorkers to stock their fridge with farm fresh foods thanks to FreshDirect‘s new initiative that doubles their local offerings. The online grocer will travel to over 30 farms found within 300 miles of NYC to gather goods like Grafton Village cheeses, Nature’s Yoke eggs, Wickham’s Fruit Farm tomatoes, Brooklyn Brewery beer and much more. Focusing on family-run …