Like many great scientific discoveries, Eastern Shore Microbes began as a happy accident.
The Eastern Shore Microbes story started in 1974, when Dr. Russell Vreeland stumbled across two ponds containing salt brines. They were identical except for one major difference - their color. While one of them looked like clear water, the other was a bright red. Upon further examination, the red pond was warmer - and evaporating faster. Already a leading researcher on the topic of microbes, Dr. Vreeland began studying the tiny organisms responsible for this behavior in the water. In a moment, the concept of H.E.A.T. was born.
Mr. John Long
John Long became a partner in Eastern Shore Microbes in 2018. Mr. Long graduated from Northampton High School and Johnson and Wales University with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and an emphasis in marketing and management. As the ESM chief of logistics and operations Mr. Long applies all of the experience gained from a career in farming, corporate production, shipping and quality control. His primary corporate emphasis focuses on maintaining the highest levels of quality standards, ingredients and nutrient production procedures to always exceed ESM’s and client’s expectations. His responsibilities include warehousing nutrient supplies, mixing nutrient formulations for all lagoons, shipping and equipment maintenance for ESM.